Auschwitz Death Camp
By Shela Murillo-Solomon
Women, Children, and Men Were all Kept Prisoner Here
Hitler Takes Control
People Arrive To Auschwitz
Upon arrival in Auschwitz they had to go through a brutal registration process and a miserable stay. When registered into Auschwitz they would be given a number that would serve as their name at the camp. The number would also be tattooed onto them. Later, after being registered the prisoners would be divided into categories. The categories were identified by the color of the triangle on the prisoner's uniform.
Red triangle- political reasons
Green triangle- professional criminals
Black triangle- asocial
Purple triangle- catholic clergy
Yellow star- Jewish
Violet triangle- Jehovah witness
Afterward after registration people were put to work. The prisoners got three meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. First, breakfast was coffee and sometimes bread and for lunch they had soup that was watered down. Finally, for dinner there was bread, sausage, and jam or cheese. The prisoners were also given prison clothes that were made of coarse made them visible so it would be hard for them to escape says website, 'Holocaust Research Project.org'