Auschwitz death camp

a place of death and dispare

history

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005143 The death camp Auschwitz, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. Located in Poland Auschwitz served as a detention center for political prisoners. but it evolved into a network of camps where Jewish people and other perceived enemies of the Nazi state were exterminated, often in gas chambers, or used as slave labor. Some prisoners were also sent to barbaric medical experiments led by Josef Mengele During World War II more than 1 million people, lost their lives at Auschwitz.

death march

As 1944 the Auschwitz commandant's began destroying evidence of the horror that had taken place there. Buildings were torn down, blown up or set on fire, and records were destroyed.

ordered that Auschwitz be abandoned. Before the end of the month came to be known as the Auschwitz death marches, an estimated 60,000 detainees, accompanied by Nazi guards, departed the camp and were forced to march to the Polish towns of Gliwice or Wodzislaw, some 30 miles away. Countless prisoners died during this process; those who made it to the sites were sent on trains to concentration camps in Germany. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005162

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Every day people were sent into the camp unknowing of what horrors lie there. the Nazi told them to line up and they separated the children women from old and young from the lines and there in a waiting room where they would be gassed for 20 mins after that men from the camp were sent to get the bodies that were left where burned or dumped into a pond every morning at 6:00 a loud whistle was blown and roll call took place during role the guards and kapos which are prisoners with powers randomly murdered jews with their dogs and guns

after role call the prisoners sent into various jobs like building barracks ammo gun parts sorting stuff from the new prisoners and removing bodies from the gas chambers the ones that were left where left to work every day about 600 people were killed and hundreds came in every day the food there was watery soup and 3 slices of bread for a whole day many died from starvation. The guards had houses often next to the camp and took prisoners as their slaveshttp://www.jewishgen.org/ForgottenCamps/Camps/DayEng.html