“The situation was the camp, where there were thousands of people with typhus and typhoid and TB and dysentery and everything else. There were in fact something  like 10,000 dead people just lying about unburied. The administration, the camp was run by the SS, their administration had totally broken down. I think, I believe they were scared of typhus so they hadn’t been near it in a week. The internees who were already fatal of starvation died anyhow, had no food for a week other than a little thin turnip soup and finally some raw turnips which is just the thing for people. No fresh water for a week, and of course sanitation had just gone, the conditions were deplorable beyond belief. That was the situation we met with. The men in the teams, they had the idea, it was a mistaken idea I think, that the conditions were too frightful for women to cope with. Considering half the internees or more were women, I don’t quite see the logic of this, but anyhow the men in the Quaker (?) team and men in the other team joined the soldiers in clearing the camp, it had been two to three weeks. (Interviewer: When you say clearing the camp, what do you mean by that?) Clearing all the people out of it, there were, let me get these numbers right, I think there were about 40,000 people alive at that time with 10,000 roughly unburied dead. And they were all in the concentration camp and in deplorable conditions. There were these wooden huts which were designed for about 80 people, men or women, and they had five times, up to three or 400 people literally piled in there, dead or alive. I didn’t personally witness because they didn’t let the women in. What we did was to work the typhus hospital which was where the people were as they were brought out by the military arrangements.”