Many prisoners were insulted by the question of whether they had been members of a Nazi organization. For example, in one report, a French major quoted a French resistance fighter who had complained that questions about membership in the Nazi Party were inappropriate for non-German prisoners. Political prisoners from Germany and Austria, too, were affronted by this question, because they had often been sent to a concentration camp for their resistance activities against these very same organizations. However, there were some individuals among the prisoners who had been members of the Nazi Party or another Nazi organization. We often forget today that even SS men and female SS guards could be sentenced to time in a concentration camp for various offenses.