The Human Lampshade

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This story follows one man’s quest to uncover the origins and reveal the mysteries of a possible Holocaust artifact that some historians now say never existed: lampshades made of human skin.

When the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina receded, they left behind a wrecked New Orleans and a strange looking lamp that an illicit dealer claimed was ‘made from the skin of Jews.’

This whirlwind journey takes us from Chicago to Buchenwald… And from CSI-type labs that’ve solved numerous serial killer cases to the remains of Buchenwald’s pathology department where the SS conducted medical experiments on inmates.

Before journey’s end, we go back in time to meet the most notorious Nazi villainess of all: Ilse Koch, the so-called ‘Bitch of Buchenwald.’