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On the assumption that the level of nutrition of the inmates of asylums will remain the same as at present even after the war, the savings in foodstuffs in the case of 70,273 disinfected persons with an average life expectancy of ten years would be as follows:

Type of foodstuff Kg.
Potatoes 189,737,160
Meat and sausage products 13,492,440
Bread 59,029,320
Flour 12,649,200
Butter 4,216,440
Butterfat 421,680
Margarine 3,794,760
Bacon 531,240
Quark 1,054,080
Cheese 1,054,080
Special Foods 1,686,600
Pastry Products 1,475,766
Sago, etc. 421,608
Coffee substitute 3,373,080
Jam 5,902,920
Sugar 7,589,520
Eggs items 33,731,040
Vegetables 88,544,040
Pulses 4,216,440
Salt and spice substitutes 1,054,080
Total kg 400,244,520
On the basis of an average daily cost [per patient] of RM 3.50 there will be:
1. a daily saving of RM 245,955.50
2. a yearly saving of RM 88,543,980.00
3. with a life expectancy of ten years 885,439,800.00

in words: eight hundred and eighty-five million four hundred and thirty-five thousand and eight hundred Reich marks

i.e. this sum will be or has been saved up to 1 September 1941 through the disinfection of 70,273 persons carried out so far.

From I. Noakes and G. Pridham, Nazism: A History in Documents and Eyewitness Accounts, 1919-1945 (New York, 1988), Vol. 2, pp. 1042-43.