Nazi Concentration Camps

When were the Red Cross investigations of Nazi Concentration camps held?

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April 13, 2012 1:48AM

The IRC's first and only visit to the concentration camps during WW-II was made on 23 July 1944. This was to Theresienstadt, the model ghetto that was established for just such a purpose. Germany only allowed this visit nine months after the IRC had requested it and that gave them plenty of time to stage the show. The IRC issued a "favorable" report on this visit, and though it was protested, it stood. No follow up was made and the vast majority of these prisoners were transported to Auschwitz.

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That was a visit by the Danish Red Cross, not the IRC. At the time Denmark was under Nazi occupation ...