Facts about Auschwitz

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What was Auschwitz first designed for?

Auschwitz, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, opened in 1940 and was the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. Located in southern Poland, Auschwitz initially served as a detention center for political prisoners.

Stats on how many victims were killed.

The 1.1 million victims included 960,000 Jews, between 70,000 and 75,000 Poles, nearly all of the 23,000 Gypsies sent to the camp and 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war.

Works Cited

1. History.com Staff. "Auschwitz." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2016.

2.Piper, By Michael Collins. "Auschwitz - The Final Count." Auschwitz - The Final Count. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.3

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