The Germans' own words translated for US Army records.
Report entitled "Resettlement of Jews" written by SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Gricksch for SS-Col. von Herff and Reichsfuhrer-SS Himmler, after inspection of Auschwitz camp on 14-16 May 1943.
The Auschwitz camp plays a special role in the resolution of the Jewish question. The most advanced methods permit the execution of the F?hrer-order in the shortest possible time and without arousing much attention. The so-called "resettlement action" runs the following course: The Jews arrive in special trains (freight cars) toward evening and are driven on special tracks to areas of the camp specifically set aside for this purpose.