Auschwitz Research

By Thomas Curry

Auschiwz 1

  • Housed 16 thousand prisoners
  • Location of the local SS comand office
  • Mainly a labor camp, prisoners did hard labor every day
  • Mainly produced ammunition and war supplies for the Germans

Auschwitz 2

  • Auschwitz 2 was also known as Birkenau
  • Around 1 million prisoners where killed in this camp
  • The people mainly killed here where Jews, gypsies, and Soviet POW's
  • 90% of all deaths in Auschwitz happened in Auschwitz 2
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