Considering that 600,000 people were allegedly murdered there, what kind of tight security did they have if only one inmate made it out alive? Here's how Reder did it: 4 SS men and one guard took Reder out of the death camp in a truck right into the middle of a city (Lvov) to get some supplies. After loading the supplies the SS men went into the city to have some fun, and left one guard to watch Reder: they both sat in the cab of the truck! The guard fell asleep, so Reder slipped out and ran into a busy city street.
It seems a bit casual doesn't it? I just don't picture death camp workers being taken for an errand in the middle of a busy part of a city. You'd think if it was like this, more than one person would have escaped! Can you imagine some guy in a prison outfit walking by department stores, jewelry stores, and cafés in the middle of a big city casually helping some SS men as they load sheets of tin? And since when do 4 SS men get sent on an errand to an occupied city to fetch some tin?
At the end of November, I had already been confined to the hell of Belzec for a few months. One morning I was told by the bully Irman that there was a need for tin in the camp.....I went with a truck, accompanied by four SS men and a guard to Lvov. After a whole day of loading the tin sheets, I remained in the car, under the guard of one of the bullies, while all the others went for entertainment. For hours I sat without moving. Then I saw that my guard had fallen asleep and was snoring. Without thinking, instinctively, I slid down the car. The bully continued sleeping. I stood on the sidewalk, appearing as if I were arranging the tin sheets, but slowly moving toward Legionow Street, where the traffic was quite heavy. I pulled my hat over my eyes; the streets were dark and nobody saw me. I remembered where a Polish woman, my landlady lived. I went there, and she hid me...
Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka
quoting from a book Reder wrote
And it probably gets worse, because the only place tin sheets are ever mentioned regarding death camps is where they place the bones on them to then crush the bones. It must be a really hard metal or something.