Auschwitz Concentration Camp

7th period Jalen Trent Jayden Alex Jordan

Why was Auschwitz the worst concentration camp?

At Auschwitz children were often killed upon arrival. Children born in the camp were generally killed on the spot. Near the end of the war, in order to cut expenses and save gas,cost-accountant considerations led to an order to place living children directly into the ovens or throw them into open burning pits.

The best estimates of the number of victims at the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, including the killing center at Auschwitz-Birkenau, between 1940 and 1945 are: Jews (1,095,000 deported to Auschwitz, of whom 960,000 died); Poles (147,000 deported, of whom 74,000 died); Roma (23,000 deported, of whom 21,000 died); Soviet prisoners of war (15,000 deported and died); and other nationalities (25,000 deported, of whom 12,000 died)

Work Cited

By mid 1942, Mass Gassing of Jews Using. "Auschwitz, Nazi Death Camp."Auschwitz, Nazi Death Camp. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.


"Auschwitz." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 02 July 2016. Web. 13 Oct. 2016


"Auschwitz: The Camp of Death." Holocaust Teacher Resource Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.


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