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Karl Hoecker en route to or returning from Solahütte. The women with Hoecker “were typists, telegrap

Karl Hoecker en route to or returning from Solahütte. The women with Hoecker “were typists, telegraph clerks, and secretaries in Auschwitz, and were called Helferinnen, which means ‘helpers,’” Wilkinson writes. “Their racial purity had been established—should an officer be looking for a girlfriend or a wife, the Helferinnen were intended to be a resource



http://www.newyorker.com/online/2008/03/17/slideshow_080317_wilkinson?slide=7#showHeader

 

A photograph of the selection ramp at Auschwitz, from the only other album known to show life at the camp. “Originally, [this album] included about two hundred photographs, made on May 26, 1944, depicting the arrival of a train of prisoners and their dispersal,” Wilkinson writes. “Often called the Lili Jacob album, for the young woman who found it, it is now at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.” The man with his back to the camera, holding a cane, is identified as Emmerich Hoecker. Records show that “there was a Georg Hoecker at Auschwitz and a Wilhelm Emmerich, but no Emmerich Hoecker,” writes Wilkinson. “Neither bears any resemblance to the man on the ramp, but Karl Hoecker does.”

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