In 1998, the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, in his book Remnants of Auschwitz, recounts Holocaust survivor Primo Levi's tale of a football match in Auschwitz concentration camp, held between members of the SS and members of the Sonderkommando, a Jewish unit forced by the Nazis to aid with the disposal of gas chamber victims.
What does SOKO stand for?
SOKO stands for Sonderkommando (German: Special Command)
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Bodies were taken out and teams of Sonderkommandos, Jewish slave undertaking teams, removed the gold from their fillings and anything else the victims had tried to hide.
Most stunning of all is the testimony of Rudolf Reder, a member of the Sonderkommando who escaped from Belzec--one of the two who survived.
HRC's notorious "compromise" support of Alphonse D'Amato for reelection as New York senator over liberal senator Charles Schumer was another such betrayal of gay interests, also supported by the Sonderkommandos of gay politics, the Log Cabin Republicans.
Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone (2002), a harrowing motion picture about the morally degrading tasks performed by the Auschwitz Sonderkommandos, went virtually unseen in its theatrical release.
What White failed to explain is how a handful of untrained Sonderkommando managed, with some smuggled dynamite, to destroy Crematory IV in October 1944.