Auschwitz:The Three Part Death camp
By Sarah Davis
Auschwitz was the largest camp during WWII. The camp was a three part complex located near Oswiecim, in southern poland and was Hitlers biggest resource in his "Final Solution". Hitler's right hand, Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) chief Heinrich Himmler, is the man who gave the order to build them. The three parts of the camp was the prison camp, extermination camp and the labor camp. The prison camp was know as Auschwitz I had over 300 barracks were built and started receiving political prisoners on July 14, 1940, The second camp was known as Birkenau or Auschwitz II and was the concentration and extermination camp. In this camp was the Badeanstalten bathhouses were jews were herded and then killed by cyanide gas that streamed out of the showerheads, also it contained the cremation ovens to dispose the bodies.
Auschwitz II Map
This picture shows the layout of the death camp, called Auschwitz II or Birkenau.
- "Auschwitz." Photos/Illustrations. Corel. World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
- "Auschwitz." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.