Bones as fertilizers
Human bones from the camps were used as raw material for the manufacture of chemical fertilizers, while the fats were turned into soap.
He based his estimate of 26,000,000 —which does not include war casualties—on documentary proof, the evidence of death-camp survivors and the sworn statements of former German guards or commanders of camps.
Colonel Mantout said that the figure of 26,000,00 was, if anything, well below the actual total of people put to death. The great majority were political deportees. Jews represented less than one-fifth of the total and prisoners of war less than 1.000.000. The Germans planned the extermination of the population of the Ukraine Sub-Carpathian Russia, part, of Poland, and certain parts of the Baltic States, as well as of all Jews Europe.