Lampshade From Human Skin

May 22, 2011 in Conspiracy, Fortean, Ghosts & Monsters, Psychic & Paranormal by Webmaster

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The lampshade that drives its owners mad: Strange truth behind 20th century's most disturbing object - Europe, World - The Independent

The lampshade that drives its owners mad: Strange truth behind 20th century’s most disturbing object Before I handled it, I’d been sceptical of the psychological impact this lampshade is supposed to have had on people. Its last owner was troubled by dreams so grotesque that he…


“Jacobson acquired the lamp four years ago. We have driven for a couple of hours from his home in Brooklyn, across two state lines, to the place where it’s kept, safely enclosed in its box, at a location he prefers not to publicise, given the interest, not all of it healthy, that has been generated since his book The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story was published last month.”

Witness accounts of such lampshades being discovered at Nazi concentration camps are so common that I’d never questioned the idea that these gruesome ornaments existed. Ilse Koch, wife of the commandant at Buchenwald, was supposedly so partial to such accessories that she was nicknamed “The Lady of the Lampshade”. The Holocaust museum at Auschwitz houses two tons of human hair, used by high-ranking Nazis to stuff cushions. The problem for the many who have described seeing lampshades made from people (sources include Allied troops, reporters, intelligence officers and former camp detainees) is that no lampshade fashioned from human skin, of any provenance, has survived as potential support for their testimony. Until now.

“The report came back on 20 April 2007,” Jacobson says. “It found a 100 per cent probability that the profile was human.”

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