On Buchenwald1945-04-15 CBS Edward Murrow
Edward R. Murrow reporting a first-hand account of what he witnessed inside Buchenwald following its liberation.
Permit me to tell you what you would have seen and heard had you been with me on Thursday. It will not be pleasant listening. If you are at lunch, or if you have no appetite to hear what Germans have done, now is a good time to switch off the radio.
Originally broadcast on April 15, 1945.
Siemens, the company behind the factories/death camps Auschwitz and Buchenwald, has been known for some highly unethical practices. In a darkly ironic twist, it was common for prisoners in these camps would spend their day constructing Siemens-brand electrical switches and then spend their night choking to death in a Siemens-brand gas chamber. In 2002, Siemens also tried to patent the name "Zyklon" for a new line of products, including gas ovens.