“I was never so close to Hitler as to have him express himself to me on [Nazi extermination camps] . I always thought that [concentration camps] were places where people were put to useful work. Those pictures that you showed me yesterday [of Dachau] must depict things that happened in the final few days.”
- Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring quoted in: David Irving, Göring : A Biography (New York: William Morrow and Co., 1989), p.469.