A Russian engineer by the name
of Ivan Pavlovsky, whom Getman met, made tags from cans, barbed
wire and crude tools to attach to the feet of the dead prisoners.
The tags bore the prisoner's file number of identification. To
show respect for the dead, Pavlovsky diligently removed all the
barbs from the wires so the remains would not be mutilated in
any way. The bodies were stored just outside the camp and the
tags would clang against the barbed wire, making a noise similar
to a wind chime. The sound, particularly at night, was a constant
reminder of the dead and the dying.
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