The first view is of one of the streets that run almost the entire width of the camp. The double fence was built by the first prisoners in 1940. It was electrified and warning signs were posted along it. Not only is this representative of the German talent for order, but also it indicates just how dedicated the SS were to building concentration camps.
When prisoners were too ill or weak they made their way or were taken to the camp "hospital". More often then not prisoners who came to this place either died here of "natural causes" such as exhaustion, typhus, dysentery, were given a phenol injection in the heart, or were taken to the gas.
They were 90cm x 90cm, just about 3x3ft. Prisoners were made to crawl in through small doors on the floor. Once inside it was impossible to sit down. Sometimes 4-5 people were placed in here overnight with no toilet facilities.
This the prisoners numbers so they can be identify as a Jewish prisoner
Each identification card has 3 sections: The first provides a biographical sketch of the person. The second describes the individual’s experiences from 1933 to 1939, while the third describes events during the war years.
Twin Holocaust survivors describe arriving at Auschwitz
The term "ghetto" originated from the name of the Jewish quarter in Venice, established in 1516 in which the Venetian authorities compelled the city's Jews to live.