When Mac is discussing the human-skin lampshades of Buchenwald, he says that they were made from the tattooed skin of Jews. Most Jews do not have tattoos because of a Biblical prohibition against them. Most of the tattoos for the Buchenwald lampshades instead came from the skin of Gypsies, also imprisoned in the camps with the Jews. See more
I was sleeping on the floor, I don't know for how many days and when it woke me, I got scared. I thought it was one of the camp soldiers. The SS all knew the war was ending and they tried to eliminate as many jews as they could. But there was something different about this man standing over me. I could see it in his eyes and his uniform. He was an american. So young. I could tell the sight of me was too much. I was, oh maybe 80 pounds but this man, he was careful not to look as horrified as I'm...