Extermination by bear and eagle at Buchenwald

Time ‘Too Painful’ to Remember

The Golden Age Club in the basement of an upper Manhattan synagogue was abuzz with gossip, laughter and the shuffle of cards when the rabbi, himself 79 years old, struck a spoon against a metal ash tray to get everyone’s attention.

In the [Buchenwald] camp there was a cage with a bear and an eagle. Every day they would throw a Jew in there. The bear would tear him apart and the eagle would pick his bones.”


New York Times New York, N.Y.
Nov 10, 1988
pg. A10, 1 pgs

Webmaster note: This story was revealed by Morris Hubert, who claims to have been an internee at Buchenwald (November 10, 1988). Perhaps he was thinking of the zoo at Buchenwald.