TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT NO-020(a)
PROSECUTION EXHIBIT 81
LETTER FROM POHL TO HIMMLER, 5 APRIL 1944, SHOWING NUMBER CAMPS IN GERMANY, THE EAST, AND THE NETHERLANDS; HIMMLER'S ANSWER, 22 APRIL 1944
Chief of the SS Economic-Administrative Main Office
D 11/1 az.: 21 Ma./F.
Diary No. 237/44 Secret
Berlin, 5 April 1944
Unter den Eichen 126-135
Secret Reich Matter
2 copies1st copy
To the Reich Leader SS
Berlin SW 11
Prinz AIbrechtstr. 8
Subject: Concentration and labor camps.
Enclosure: 1 Map [Not included in the document when submitted in evidence.]
I submit herewith a map of the Reich territory with the Government General, the Eastern Territories [Ostland], and the Netherlands, on which all the concentration and labor camps are marked, as of 31 March 1944. There exist at present --
Reich territory 13 concentration camps.
Government General 3 concentration camps.
Eastern Territories [Ostland] 3 concentration camps.
The Netherlands 1 concentration camp
Total 20 concentration camps
In addition the following labor camps are maintained:
Reich territory 130 labor camps.
Government General 3 labor camps
Eastern Territories [Ostland] 30 labor camps
The Netherlands 2 labor camps
Total 165 labor camps
[Handwritten] During Eiche's time there were altogether 6 camps! NOW: 185!
SS Obergruppenfuehrer and Lt. General of the Waffen SS
M 1909/44 geh. Rs.
Field Command Post 22 April 1944
Reference: Your communication of 5 April D II/1 Az. 21 Ma./F.
Diary Nr. 237/44 secret
My dear Pohl,
Very cordial thanks for your letter of 5 April with the map of the concentration camps. By just such examples one can see how our things have grown, not lastly because of your efforts.
[Initialed] H. H.