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  Holocaust Survivors: Encyclopedia - "Auschwitz"
Auschwitz III or Monowitz was primarily a labor camp built to produce Buna or synthetic rubber.
Auschwitz was not planned as an death camp from its earliest beginnings, but evolved into one as Nazi policy toward the Jews changed and became less concerned with exploitation and more and more concerned with immediate extermination.
The enormity of the crime at the Auschwitz camps justifies its role as one of the foremost symbols of the Holocaust.
www.holocaustsurvivors.org /cgi-bin/data.show.pl?di=record&da=encyclopedia&sf=entry_name&sv=Auschwitz   (1418 words)

Auschwitz II included a camp for new arrivals and those to be sent on to labor elsewhere; a Gypsy camp; a family camp; a camp for holding and sorting plundered goods and a women's camp.
By the end of 1943, the prisoner population of Auschwitz main camp, Birkenau, Monowitz and other subcamps was over 80,000: 18,437 in the main camp, 49,114 in Birkenau, and 13,288 at Monowitz where I G Farben had its synthetic rubber plant.
Auschwitz became a significant source of slave labor locally and functioned as an international clearing house.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/auschbirk.html   (1687 words)

 Auschwitz - The Death Camp
Auschwitz, or Auschwitz-Birkenau, is the best-known of all the Nazi death camps, and has come to symbolize the Holocaust itself.
Though Auschwitz was just one of six extermination camps, it was also a labor concentration camp, extracting prisoners' "value" from them, in the form of hard labor, for weeks or months.
Indicates that it was important to the Auschwitz camp staff to be able to conduct "special treatment" at the same time the corpses from a previous gassing were being cremated.
www.holocaust-history.org /auschwitz   (1081 words)

The commandant of Auschwitz I remained the SS garrison commander of all SS units assigned to Auschwitz and was considered the senior officer of the three commandants.
AUSCHWITZ II Construction of Auschwitz II, or Auschwitz-Birkenau, began in the vicinity of Brzezinka in October 1941.
Auschwitz III, also called Buna or Monowitz, was established in October 1942 to house prisoners assigned to work at the Buna synthetic rubber works, located on the outskirts of the Polish town of Monowice.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005189   (2019 words)

 The Holocaust, Crimes, Heroes and Villains
Read the story of Rivka Yosselevska, the story of the children of Bullenhuser Damm or the story the children of Izieu.
You find gripping and horrifying stories of Hitler and his most ruthless henchmen - men often seen as the very personifications of evil, like Rudolf Hoess, the SS Commandant of Auschwitz, the Nazi butcher Amon Goeth at Plaszow and Josef Mengele, The Angel Of Death.
In the shadow of Auschwitz he kept the SS out and everyone alive - his Jews miraculously survived the Nazi Genocide..
www.auschwitz.dk   (727 words)

 Auschwitz Tattooing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It is generally accepted that the tattooing of prisoners began with the influx of Soviet prisoners of war into Auschwitz in 1941.
Circumstantial evidence indicates that tattooing of prisoners was not systematically implemented in Auschwitz in 1941.
In Birkenau the method used to tattoo the Soviet prisoners of war was implemented for emaciated prisoners whose deaths were imminent; the tattoos were later made with pen and ink on the upper left forearm.
www.chgs.umn.edu /Educational_Resources/Curriculum/Auschwitz_Tattooing/auschwitz_tattooing.html   (1276 words)

 Introduction & Images of Nazi Death Camps in Auschwitz by Adrian Warren
Auschwitz was the place where the Nazis perfected the machinery of extermination, starting off as quite a small camp but rapidly expanding to form other camps as they had to cope with increasing numbers of victims transported in by trains from all over Europe.
Auschwitz I was established in the Polish Army barracks in Oswiecim in April 1940.
Auschwitz II - Birkenau : Many of the wooden accommodation blocks were burned down; all that remains are the brick hearths for heating and chimney flues.
www.lastrefuge.co.uk /data/articles/nazi_death_camps-Auschwitz/auschwitz_page1.htm   (1545 words)

 Auschwitz - MSN Encarta
Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II, forced labor and extermination camps at Auschwitz
Jews comprised the largest number of victims, and Auschwitz has become the prime symbol of what became known as the Holocaust of European Jewry; at least one-third of the estimated 5 million to 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II died there.
The Nazis established Auschwitz in April 1940 under the direction of Heinrich Himmler, chief of two Nazi organizations—the Nazi guards known as the Schutzstaffel (SS), and the secret police known as the Gestapo.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562579/Auschwitz.html   (769 words)

 Auschwitz: The Camp of Death
Auschwitz was regarded as the most effective concentration camp established by the Nazi regime in pursuit of the "Final Solution." Unknown numbers of people of various nationalities perished in the camp.
Auschwitz II also contained the gas chambers and Crematoria II, III, IV, and V. The presence of the death chambers near the barracks served as a constant reminder to the inmates that at any moment they could be sent in to the showers to be gassed and cremated.
Auschwitz II held the Birkenau commandant's office, the kitchen barracks, the "experimental block" for medical experiments conducted on the prisoners, execution barracks mass graves for Soviet prisoners of war an incarceration area, and a storage area for the personal items of the dead and captured prisoners.
www.holocaust-trc.org /wmp17.htm   (1538 words)

 Auschwitz I and II. The first a concentration camp, the second an extermination center
Auschwitz I was primarily reserved for political prisoners, mainly Poles and Germans, throughout its existence.
Auschwitz II was an extensive complex made up of wooden structures which originally were built to stable fifty-two horses.
The expansion of Auschwitz I and II Arbeit macht frei
www.cympm.com /auschwitz.html   (1265 words)

 Auschwitz-Birkenau - Wikipédia
Auschwitz, pour être le plus grand camp d'extermination de tous les temps, est considéré comme le symbole des meurtres en masse nazis, de l'holocauste dans lequel 6 millions d'individus perdirent leur vie, dont 90% de juifs: le symbole de la Shoah.
A l'instar des autres camps de concentration, Auschwitz était sous les ordres de Heinrich Himmler et de ses SS.
Après 1945, Auschwitz resta inchangé pendant plusieurs années.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Auschwitz-Birkenau   (3422 words)

Thousands of people were murdered in Auschwitz-I, but this particular camp was not known as a "death camp." To be classified as a "death camp," murdering prisoners can be the ONLY function of the guards and workers.
The beauty of Auschwitz is quickly lost when seeing miles of rusty barbwire fences that were used to prevent the escape by prisoners.
Auschwitz camp commander Rudolph Hoss was tried for his actions in the war, found guilty and brought back to Aushwitz to be hanged.
remembranceandhope.freeservers.com /catalog.html   (842 words)

The Auschwitz complex was sited as the major killing concentration camp because of its geographical center in Europe.
Auschwitz I is found in the suburb of Oswiecim called Zasole.Auschwitz II or Birkenau (built in 1941) is 3 km from the former camp.
He remained there till November 1943 and was then transferred as Obersturmbannführer to the Berlin Central Office where he occupied the position of Head of the DI Office in the Inspectorate of Concentration Camps in the SS Economic and Administrative Head Office (WVHA).
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Bay/7797/auschwitz.htm   (651 words)

 Auschwitz: The Final Count
Auschwitz: The Final Count examines the "new" reports in the mainstream media (outlined above) and provides essential additional facts that must be considered in order for the full story of Auschwitz to finally be told.
Working side by side with inmate staff, Christophersen saw, firsthand, day-to-day life at Auschwitz and, in postwar years, was astounded to hear the stories of "gassings" and all the tall tales that we today associate with Auschwitz.
Auschwitz: The Final Count will outrage many—but as Bird puts it: "For those who care to investigate the facts—not the myths—about the events of World War II, this volume should put at least some of the major legends of the Holocaust to rest." V
www.barnesreview.org /auschwitz.htm   (1644 words)

 World leaders mark 60th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Auschwitz survivor Gabi Neumann, 68, traveled from his home in Israel and held up a poster that bore the words, "Stop it before it happens again" and the yellow stars of the European Union flag distorted to resemble a swastika.
A survivor of the Auschwitz death camp carrying a flag wears a sash in the colours of the Israeli flag bearing a red triangle denoting a political prisoner during the ceremonies in Oswiecim, southern Poland.
The railway tracks leading to the Auschwitz death camp are illuminated with fire as leaders from 30 countries gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp by Soviet troops.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05028/449122.stm   (1348 words)

Auschwitz was originally intended to serve as a concentration camp and a place of slow death for Polish political prisoners and other Poles.
Expanding Auschwitz's capacity, both to murder Jews and to assist in the Nazis' war effort through the use of slave labour, was of paramount importance.
Auschwitz I was a concentration camp, with a regime similar to other camps of that kind.
www.deathcamps.org /occupation/auschwitz.html   (1732 words)

 Auschwitz Hitler`s deathcamp
By mid 1942, mass gassing of Jews using Zyklon-B began at Auschwitz, where extermination was conducted on an industrial scale with some estimates running as high as three million persons eventually killed through gassing, starvation, disease, shooting, and burning...
At Auschwitz Mengele did a number of twin studies, and these twins were usually murdered after the experiment was over and their bodies dissected.
These terrors occurred in Block 10 of Auschwitz I. Josef Mengele was nicknamed "the Angel of Death" for the inhuman experiments he conducted.
home8.inet.tele.dk /aaaa/Auschwitz.htm   (1678 words)

 BBC - Press Office - Auschwitz
Now the untold story of Auschwitz is to be revealed in a definitive BBC series to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camp in January 2005.
The computer-animated images are based on plans from the Auschwitz construction offices which were captured after the war, eye-witness testimony and aerial photos, and include the undressing room, the gas chamber and the oven room of one of the crematorium complexes, as well as illustrations of Himmler's vision for a new Germanised town of Auschwitz.
The BBC will be marking Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January 2005) with a number of other television and radio programmes, including a live event on the day, an international musical performance in and around the museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and a documentary that traces one woman's story of survival seen through her grandson's eyes.
www.bbc.co.uk /pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2004/12_december/03/auschwitz.shtml   (602 words)

 Auschwitz and the holocaust
Auschwitz was the site of Germany's newest and most technologically advanced synthetic rubber plant; and Germany was the world's leader in this particular field of technology.
The true reason for the existence of the Auschwitz camp is revealed in these little shown pictures of the industrial complex which surrounded the camp - most of it within full view of the interior of the camp itself.
Right The Monowitz industrial complex, where most of Auschwitz's inmates were put to work in a variety of heavy industries, ranging from rubber manufacture, medical supplies, armaments and, as illustrated in the picture right, clothing.
judicial-inc.biz /Auschwitz.htm   (1052 words)

 Auschwitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Auschwitz was, in fact, a complex of camps which combined the functions of labor, internment, and the extermination.
Auschwitz was not the first Nazi concentration camp, but it was without doubt the most infamous.
Auschwitz had gas chambers of different sizes; in the largest of these, as many as 2,000 people could be murdered in 10 to 20 minutes.
www.richeast.org /htwm/CCamps/CCamps.html   (1965 words)

 Auschwitz, Poland  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Auschwitz (Polish Oœwiêcim) town in southern Poland, situated on the Vistula River about 32 miles southwest of Kraków, and site of the largest concentration camp and death camp run by Nazi Germany during World War II (1939-1945).
The name Auschwitz is commonly applied to the complex of death and concentration camps near the Polish town of Oœwiêcim.
one of the barracks in KL Auschwitz II Prisoners were transported from all over Nazi-occupied Europe by rail, arriving at Auschwitz in daily convoys.
www.galenfrysinger.com /auschwitz.htm   (722 words)

 Auschwitz I concentration camp - photos of the Visitor's Center and the entrance
Tourists at both Auschwitz I and Birkenau are not required to take a guided tour, but may walk around freely on their own.
Across the street are rather run-down commercial buildings in the Zasole district of the town of Oswiecim, or Auschwitz as it was called by the Germans who originally built the town in 1270.
Auschwitz I is one of the few memorial sites at the former Nazi concentration camps that has no large monument.
www.scrapbookpages.com /Poland/Auschwitz/Auschwitz01.html   (949 words)

 HOLOCAUST FAQ: Auschwitz-Birkenau: Layman's Guide (1/2)
[Auschwitz] [Page 4] They are all "Pipers revelations." In spite of the fact that such secondary restoration works had to be done there is an undisputable reality that the gas chamber in question is housed in the same building which has been existed from prewar times till now.
It was not always simple or possible, inasmuch as at least some of the deportees had observed the sign "Auschwitz" as the train passed through the railway yards, (Wiesel, 36) or had seen flames belching from the chimneys, or had smelled the strange, sickening odor of the crematoria.
Holocaust denial asserts that because more Hydrocyanic compounds were found in the delousing chambers in Auschwitz than in the ruins of the extermination gas chambers, mass murder using the gas could not have taken took place within, because the reverse would be true.
www.faqs.org /faqs/holocaust/auschwitz/part01   (4765 words)

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