Karl August Wilhelm Frenzel was an SS non-commissioned officer in Sobibór extermination camp. As the commandant of Camp I, he was in charge of a Sonderkommando, a unit consisting inmates, mainly Jewish prisoners forced to do a variety of jobs including herding victims into the gas chambers.
Frenzel claimed that he was always fair in conducting punishments.
Below are a few examples of his ‘fairness’
A 15 year old boy was caught stealing a can of sardines, Frenkel took the boy to Lager III, the crematorium and shot him.
In spring 1943, two Jews from Chelm escaped from the camp, Frenzel announced that as a punishment , every tenth prisoner at the morning roll call would be executed. He personally walked along the lines of the roll call and selected the victims to be shot at Camp III. Twenty prisoners were shot as a reprisal for the two who escaped.
One survivor testified…
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