K: "So when you were in Buchenwald did you overhear any conversations with the prisoners?"

C: "I didn’t hear anything, I didn’t hear anything because 1) you couldn’t understand what they were saying anyway, 2) very few of them talked. They were incapable of it. You must remember these people were more dead than they were alive. They were, how, you know, I guess it was our medical division that came right in behind us there and took over to try and do what they could, you know. You take somebody that’s been starved for six or seven years and you try to feed them it’s going to make him sick. It’s going to make him sick, he’s not going to be able to handle it. These people couldn’t talk, they just lay there. As I say, the thing that got to you, were the eyes following you everywhere, with such a look in them, it looked like, such a look of relief. They knew that we were there, the allies were there, but they couldn’t express themselves too well. Undoubtedly there were people that could speak to them, the people from the military government, from the medical that talked to them, but that didn’t happen when I was there. It’s just one of those things, I’ll never forget the eyes of those people follow you every step you made."
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