Georg Feyl, on the death march victims buried in the city of Teplá (protocol no. 6)

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Brief statement by Georg Feyl, provisor of the Teplá abbey monastery, who claimed to know very little about the circumstances of the death march and mass killing in the city of Teplá.

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Protocol No. 6

12. 8. 1945

Protocol

recorded with Georg Fey, Provisor in the monastery Teplá Abbey, nationality German.

Georg Feyl says he knows very little about the whole matter. All instructions were given by Baumeister Kroy /:Currently in custody:/. He knew nothing about people being killed, but he is aware that many inmates died in Teplá. He himself protested that the inmates were buried in the open field and had argued that they should be buried in the cemetery, even if they were of a different faith. The place at the cemetery where the corpses were buried had been designated by Baumeister Kroy. Georg Feyl resolutely refuses Kroy’s statement that the prior or the monastery would have given any orders in this matter.

Protocol recorded by W. Zeew Scheck in the presence of Dorit Terner.

Names and Birthdates of Witnesses:

William Zeev Scheck 13. 5. 1920

Georg Feyl, Provisor, 2. 6. 1894

Ternerová Dorit 28. 9. 1925

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Protokoll Nr. 6

12. 8. 1945

Protokoll

aufgenommen mit Georg Feyl, Provisor im Kloster Stift Teplá, Nationalität deutsch.

Georg Feyl gibt an, er wisse über die ganze Angelegenheit sehr wenig. Alle Anweisungen hätte Baumeister Kroy gegeben /: derzeit in Haft :/. Er wisse nichts darüber, dass Menschen totgeschlagen wurden, doch ist ihm bekannt, dass viele Häftlinge in Teplá gestorben sind. Er selbst protestierte dagegen, dass die Häftlinge auf offenem Felde verscharrt werden und hätte die Ansicht vertreten, man müsste sie doch am Friedhof begraben, auch wenn es Andersgläubige sind. Den Platz am Friedhof, wo die Leichen verscharrt wurden, hätte Baumeister Kroy angegeben. Die Aussagen des Letzteren, der Prior oder das Kloster hätten diesbezüglich irgendwelche Anordnungen gegeben, lehnt Georg Feyl entschieden ab.

Protokoll aufgenommen durch W. Zeew Scheck in Anwesenheit von Dorit Terner.

Namen der Zeugen und Geburtsdaten:

William Zeev Scheck 13. 5. 1920

Georg Feyl, Provisor, 2. 6. 1894

Ternerová Dorit 28. 9. 1925

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