Lunenberg Trial

Schultz returned to Europe in January 1945 accompanying the First Army—as they advanced into Germany with troops from Belgium—reporting for the TribuneMcCall`s magazine and Mutual Broadcasting. The troops Schultz accompanied arrived towards the end of the Battle of the Bulge, before moving into Germany.

In April the Air Power Press Camp in Frankfurt received word of the Allied forces seizing the Buchenwald Concentration Camp–the entire camp of correspondents left for the camp immediately. Speaking about what she witnessed there in an Oral Memoir recorded by The American Jewish Committee in 1971 she described seeing items laid out on a table: 

“There was a lamp made of…looked as if were parchment…and it was built on what looked like bones. Well it turned out those were human things…made of human skin…that the wife of the commander of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp had had made for her entertainment.” 

At Buchenwald, Schultz met prisoners who despite being liberated would not survive. 

“This Frenchman…who had been [used as a horse in the mines] told me: “If you have the courage, there is a hospital in the back there and there are mostly Frenchmen in there and a few Poles and they are dying. Your American Doctors… I will not be able to save them. It would be good if they heard somebody speak French to them and tell them that they are free, especially your woman’s voice…one man sat up…and said “Is it really true?” And I said “It’s really true, you are free” and he was gone.” 

Schultz was among the reporters admitted to the Lunenberg trials of 45 Nazi Concentration Camp officials–men and women–at Bergen-Belsen in September 1945. She recalled in 1971: 

“The British ran that trial with wonderful dignity and extreme fairness. But it was incredible to see the absolute ruthlessness of some of those guards on trial…you’d have those vile women…there were men and women…45 accused with [Josef] Kramer, the Beast of Belsen.”

Of the 45 defendants, 30 were found guilty.