Auschwitz Report

By Caitlyn Brown

Auschwitz 1

Summary
Auschwitz was a concentration and death camp in Poland. It was the largest of all the camps. The purpose of Auschwitz 1 was to house prisoners, conduct medical experiments, severe torture(Block 11), and mass execution(Black Wall). At the entrance of this camp it reads"Arbeit Macht Frei" which means work makes one free.


Daily Life
Prisoners that were chosen to work were stripped of their clothes and belongings and were given shoes and prisoner uniforms that didn't fit. They had their hair completely shaved off and had a number tattoo'd on their arm. Once completely ready prisoners were sent to other Auschwitz camps for labor. Prisoners slept in cramped wooden beds. Every morning they had roll call no matter what the heat was. After that they just worked. Their food rations was soup and small piece of bread.


Important Figures
One of the most known people at Auschwitz was Dr. Josef Mengele. He was scientist that created cruel experiments on prisoners. Mengele studied twins and their reproduction. This was one of the biggest experiments he's known for.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau

Summary

Was the center of the Jewish extermination. It's way of killing came mainly from gas chambers. This is where they killed prisoners by gas and then burned their bodies in pits with fire.


Daily Life

Auschwitz-Birkenau was a concentration camp until 1942. That's when it became the main site of execution during the holocaust. The daily life was the drop-of of prisoners, mainly Jews. Once they arrived the prisoners obliged to stripping their clothes and being forced into the "showers". Once put in the "showers" the gas was released killing the prisoners in 20 minutes. Once the deaths were over they collected the bodies and put them in pits and burned them. Torture was also something that happened daily.


Important Figures