Auschwitz survivor describes his experiences
roe-berv.' - a Bak-ersfield of 5 Million Jews GasseMiaTge Dr. 6ela Fabian, Who Survived, Tells Of Silesian Horror By THOBURN WIANT NEAR ERFURT. Germany, April 11. )P Dr. Bela Fabian, Hungarian Doliticiaiand .author, who described himself as one of the feV survivors of the Nazislgreat killing plant at Oswiecim l(Auschwitz)', in Polish Silesia. toldinteryiew,ers today that 5,000,000 Jewslfrom many European countries had been gassed and ere mated there, in a 10-month period. , Unnftrved by his ordeal, Fabian vas interviewed here after his-.re-fease by American soldiers from a camp south of Gotha, to which he had beehieccntl''transferred. . c Oswiecim, or Auschwitz, already was known as the site of perhaps the Nazis' largest murder plant. jSome preview estlmatesT of deaths at Oswiecim have run into the mil lion, but as far as can be learned immediately hone was quit&ao high as Fabian's. The dispatch, still in complete, did not show so far upon what authority Fabian . based his figures. There were less than 10,-000,000 Jews in all Europe, according to standard .reference works. ONLY 1000 ESCAPED ' Fabian said he was taken to Auschwitz 10 months ago with 500,- 000 other Hungarian Jews, and that 400,000 were gassed;, and cremated in the first two months and that (only 1000" remained alive. Fabian said he spent four months at Oswiecim and then was moved last October 26. to Oranienburg, near Berlin, because the Germans feared the Russians would overrun, the murder plant Later he was shifted to Ohrdruf, south of- Gotha, where he was liberated by the Americans. Three others liberated from the concentration camp were Heinz Meyer, 22, a Hungarian violinist; Desider Kohbnann, 34. oUratisIava, and Sam Ezratty, 28, Greek medical student. They said It was a miracle that Fabian survived. ALL OVER 50 KILLED All Jews over 50 were auto matically gassed and cremated, but the Germans believed Fabian when he said he was 46. Fabian asked that his friend, Rep. Sol Bloom (D., N.Y.). be notified of his safety. An author as well as a politician he "-wrote "Six Horses ..and 40 Men' ana "iu0 Men Witnout a Woman" Fabian said the Auschwitz butchery was run by an officer, who, with a dramatic flourish of a hand, would order entire groups gassed without questioning or ex amining any of them. 'Young mothers, although healthy. were gassed if they refused to leave their children. ' A hundred thousand children were brought into Auschwitz wHife Fa bian was there. He said 50 were kept as messengers,, all the Other 99950 were gassed and cremated.