AUSCWITZ

By: Evan Wunder

Auschwitz 1

Auschwitz 1 was the main camp. It was first an Austrian army barrack then it was turned into a Poland military base. When Poland was taken over by the Nazis it was turned into a Concentration camp for political prisoners then for the Jews and other people. Auschwitz as a death camp and a labor Jews and other groups of people that did not meet the Nazi expectations. Its main purpose was to exterminate the prisoners. Some accounts have up to a million people dying at Auschwitz.

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People

Josef Mengele was born in 1911. He was the highest ranking physician at Auschwitz. He conducted research on twins and on eye color. He would place poison in twins to see if they would die at the same time.

Aushwitz ll- Birkenau

Was first built to hold 125,000 prisoners of war but it turned into a mass extermination camp. 9 out of every 10 Jews That died in Auschwitz died int the Brikenau section. In its final days it served as an area to deport prisoners to other camps.

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Rudolf Hoss

He was the largest serving commandment of Auschwitz. He found out ways to increase the death rate of prisoners. He found out ways to ill 2,000 people every hour. He was hanged in 1947.