Overview of Holocaust

holocaust was the systematic , state-sponsored murder of the jews and others by the Nazis during world war 2.

definition/background information

Auschwititz-Birkenau or Auschwitz 2 , was the first prisoners of war and a few polish prisoners from Auschwitz 1. auschwititz-birkenau was originally designed for imprisoning large number of soviet prisoners of war. Although it continued to serve as a concentration camp , it also functioned as a killing center from March 1942 until November 1944.

original research question

how bad was Auschwitz-birkenau 2?

Auschwitz II, or Auschwitz-Birkenau , began in the vicinity of Brzezinka in October 1941.

Of the three camps established near Oswiecim , the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp had the largest total prisoner population . It was divided into 10 sections separated by electrified barbed-wire fences. Auschwitz I , it was patrolled by SS guards.


" perhaps some day someone will explain how , on the level of a man , Auschwitz was

possible; but on the level of god , it will forever remain the most disturbing of mysteries " -elie wiesel


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"Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Established." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.