Fat-free Soap

Death ‘was done manually’ in Croatian concentration camp: witness

Zagreb — A survivor of a Croatian Second World War concentration camp yesterday provided a court trying former camp commander Dinko Sakic with a macabre explanation of the main difference between his camp and those in Nazi Germany.


Mr. [Josip] Erlih said the Ustasha tried to emulate German camps at one point in late 1944.

“They constructed huge melting pots to make soap but soon gave the idea up. First, there was the smell and second, inmates were so emaciated, without fat, that the process would produce only a liquid, no soaps,” he said.



by Zoran Radosavljevic
National Post (Canada), May 6, 1999, page A13