Auschwitz Concentration Camp
The details on the Auschwitz Concentration Camp
The story leading up to Auschwitz
In May of 1940, the first Auschwitz Concentration Camp was established. Auschwitz I was first constructed to hold Polish political prisoners who began to arrive in the first month it was established.
Inside of Auschwitz
Others that had been taken to Auschwitz was 150,000 Poles, 23,000 Romani and Sinti, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, 400 Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, and many, many other people with different nationalities.
Living through Auschwitz was near impossible. Many that didn't die in the gas chambers died because of starvation, forced labors, individual executions, or infectious diseases.
Victims from Auschwitz
Work in the camps
Out of 1.1 million people, most died because of hard labor.
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