Auschwitz Research

By: Davis Hinson

Auschwitz 1

Auschwitz as a whole was opened in 1940, and was the largest of the concentration/death camps in Europe, as well as the most well known. Auschwitz 1 was the original camp, and housed the barracks for the prisoners, and was a labor camp.The words on the gate say, "Arbeit Macht Frei", which translates to, ironically enough, "Work makes you free."


Auschwitz-Berkinau was the extermination camp. It contained the gas chambers, where people were executed in masses, and the crematoriums, where the dead bodies would be burned. It's truly a despicable place when you think about it.