27 See Eugen Kogon, The Theory and Practice of Hell. Kogon believes, however, that 'in the quagmire of SS corruption... it is very seldom that anyone was destroyed' and points out that here too the candid phrase only concealed the truth. Thus Himmler, in the most famous case of corruption in the history of the SS, had tried for a long time to defend Koch, the commandant of Buchenwald and chief accused, against the charges of SS Obergruppenfuhrer Prinz Waldeck, who finally succeeded, in his capacity as supreme SS and police chief of the regional division to which Buchenwald was attached, in setting proceedings in motion. But this was only after Koch had become 'a public burden on the SS'. See also IMT, XLII Affidavits SS-64 and SS-65.
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