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 Nazi concentration camps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
None ever were actual concentration camps, whose purpose was to concentrate and detain large groups of people at specific locations (examples of which are the British camps during the 2nd Anglo-Boer War and the American Internment Camps during the 2nd World War).
These death camps, including Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, and Auschwitz-Birkenau are often referred to as "concentration camps," though scholars of the Holocaust draw a distinction between concentration camps and death camps.
Sometimes the concentration camps were used to hold important prisoners, such as the generals involved in the attempted assassination by bomb of Hitler, U-Boat captain turned Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoller, and Admiral Wilhelm Canaris who was interned at Flossenburg in February 7, 1945, until he was hanged on April 9th, shortly before the war's end.
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 Auschwitz concentration camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Auschwitz, Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau, KL Auschwitz, Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz was the largest of the Nazi German extermination camps, along with a number of concentration camps, comprising three main camps and 40 to 50 sub-camps.
Auschwitz I, the original concentration camp which served as the administrative center for the whole complex, and was the site of the deaths of roughly 70,000 people, mostly Poles and Soviet prisoners of war.
Auschwitz III (Monowitz), which served as a labor camp for the Buna-Werke factory of the IG Farben concern.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Auschwitz (concentration camp)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Auschwitz I, the original concentration camp which served as the administrative centre for the whole complex, and was the site of the deaths of roughly 70,000 Polish intellectuals, Homosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire exclusively for another of the same sex.
Nobel laureate in Literature, stayed in Auschwitz II for three days in the summer of 1944 before being judged fit to work and transferred to Slave laborers in the Buchenwald concentration camp (Elie Wiesel is second row, seventh from left).
Auschwitz, Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau, KL Auschwitz, the Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz was the largest of the Nazi German extermination camps, along with a number of concentration camps, comprising three main camps and 40 to 50 sub-camps.
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 Auschwitz concentration camp - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Auschwitz is the name used for a group of concentration camps, derived from the Germanized form of the nearby Polish town of Oświęcim, situated about 60 km southwest of Krakow.
Auschwitz I, the original concentration camp which served as the administrative centre for the whole complex, and was the site of the deaths of roughly 70,000 Polish intellectuals and Soviet Prisoners of War
He was hanged in 1947 in front of the entrance to the crematorium of Auschwitz I. In March 1942, the first female prisoners and female overseers arrived from Ravensbruck camp in Germany.
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 Auschwitz concentration camp - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Auschwitz I, the original concentration camp which served as the administrative centre for the whole complex, and was the site of the deaths of roughly 70,000 Poles, gay men and Soviet Prisoners of War
He was hanged in 1947 in front of the entrance to the crematorium of Auschwitz I. Chief of the women's field was handled by Johanna Langefeld, Maria Mandel and last by Elisabeth Volkenrath.
The camp is located in Brzezinka (Birkenau), about 3 kilometers from Auschwitz I. The camp was designed, according to the Bauhaus concept of functionalism and construction started in 1941, as part of the Final solution (Endlösung).
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The first prisoners in the concentration camp at Auschwitz were 30 professional German criminals, who were brought to Auschwitz at the beginning of June 1940, after having spent many years in other concentration camps in Germany.
At Auschwitz during this period, the "garrison physician," or chief medical officer, was SS Hauptsturmführer (captain) Dr. Eduard Wirths.
As the area of Auschwitz and its vicinity was incorporated in the Reich, the local legislation in force in the concentration camp was laid down by the Gestapo H. Centre in Berlin (§2 Act 4 regul.
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 Holocaust History - Auschwitz - the Holocaust Concentration Camp
Auschwitz functioned throughout its existence as a concentration camp, and over time became the largest such Nazi camp.
From among all the people deported to Auschwitz, approximately 400,000 people were registered and placed in the camp and its sub-camps (200,000 Jews, more than 140,000 Poles, about 20,000 Gypsies from various countries, more than 10,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and more than 10,000 prisoners of other nationalities).
Beginning in 1942, the camp became the site of the greatest mass murder in the history of humanity, which was committed against the European Jews as part of Hitler's plan for the complete destruction of that people.
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 Auschwitz-Birkenau
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.
In February 1943, a section for Gypsies was established at Birkenau, camp BIIe, and in September 1943 an area was reserved for Czech Jews deported from Theresienstadt, the so-called "Family Camp," BIIb.
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.
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 Auschwitz Concentration Camp - .ceneus.notes
The commandants of the camp were the SS-Obersturmbannführers Rudolf Höß until Summer 1943, and later Arthur Liebehenschel and Richard Baer.
The camp's main purpose, however, was not internment with forced labor (as Auschwitz I & III) but rather extermination.
The Auschwitz Album is a unique photographic record of the Holocaust which is currently the only surviving pictorial evidence of the extermination process.
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 General Informations and Plans
The whole camp was surrounded by an electrically charged barbed wire fence.
uschwitz concentration camp was evacuated from January 17 till 19, 1945 by the SS.
The closer the Red Army came, the more frightened became the SS; they started to evacuate the camp and sent all prisoners who still were able to move, on the "Death marches" to other concentration camps.
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 Auschwitz - Largest Nazi Concentration Camp
Firsthand account of the authors' experiences in the Auschwitz concentration camp was first published in 1946 in Polish in a limited edition.
1985 - the city is decorated with the Grunwald Cross Second Class for aid to concentration camp prisoners and participation in the resistance movement by the residents.
The fund said it also granted 2,000 euros (dlrs 1,900) toward a similar project at a school in the German town of Dormagen, near Cologne.= The school has invited former slave laborers, concentration camp inmates and resistance fighters to address students and members of the public June 19-21.
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 Sharing the World - Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Most of the information on the tour of this camp was given inside one of the barracks (pictured).
After leaving this barrack, we were allowed to wander by ourselves for 15 minutes before the bus was to leave to take us back to Auschwitz I. Rob and I soon stumbled upon the railroad tracks (pictured), which we had learned were re-routed directly to the camp.
When we arrived back at Auschwitz I, I stopped in my tracks when I saw the sign over the entrance to the camp (pictured) which states in German ¨Work Makes You Free¨.
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 www.auschwitz.org.pl
It was established by the Nazis in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War.
June 14, 1940, when the first transport of Polish political prisoner deportees arrived in Auschwitz, is regarded as the date when it began to function.
Over the following years, the camp was expanded and consisted of three main parts: Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, and Auschwitz III-Monowitz.
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 Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Survival in Auschwitz : The Nazi Assault on Humanity highly recommend this first-person account that tells in unemotional terms the day-to-day living and struggling to remain human in Auschwitz concentraioncamp.
Auschwitz : True Tales from a Grotesque Land - memoir of a survivor of Auschwitz Concentration Camp, a riveting history very much from the female perspective.
Auschwitz : A Doctor's Eye-Witness Account - written by a prisoner doctor who worked directly under the supervision of Nazi Doctor Mengele.
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 auschwitz concentration camp - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
This camp is a work-camp...of the numbers of Auschwitz, which epitomize...old hands of the camp, the numbers told...main entrance of the camp, the sun was quite...west, the steeple of Auschwitz a steeple here...
...A Jew to Dachau, Auschwitz, Belsen...Plaths poetry and the concentration camp analogy in The Feminine...and destructive camp inmates.
Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence: Sixty Years Ago, on January 27th, 1945, the Red Army Liberated What Was Left of the Auschwitz Extermination Camp.
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 Piece of Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Konzentrationslager Auschwitz (KLA) was established by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler on the site of an old military barracks in 1940 as a large “mother camp” that could supply prisoner labor for the construction of an enormous IG Farben synthetic rubber and fuel plant nearby.
Auschwitz-Birkenau eventually became the largest of all the concentration camps in the SS system of concentration camps and is today regarded as the most notorious.
The portion of a glass electrical insulator on the front of this plaque is one of those removed with the wire during the renovation of the fence at Birkenau in 1998.
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 Story of Auschwitz
Jewish religion, Synagogue, service and customs of every day and holiday, the life's circle-birth, maturing, wedding, home and death, important Slovak Jewish personalities, the people's names that died in concentration camps during the war and names of all people that were helping the Jews during the war.
Berger was born in Dunajska Streda, Slovakia in 1927.
There were worst camps in Germany than Auschwitz where the people were tortured day and night and treated like animals.
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 Pope visit Auschwitz WWII camp - Europe - MSNBC.com
Pope Benedict XVI walks through the entrance of the former WWII concerntration camp at Auschwitz on Sunday, at the end of his four-day trip to Poland.
This was the third time Benedict has visited Auschwitz and the neighboring camp at Birkenau.
Saying that humanity walked through a “valley of darkness” at Auschwitz, Benedict ended his speech quoting Psalm 23, “one of the psalms of Israel which is also a prayer of Christians.
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 Auschwitz Concentration Camp - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation ovens show the conditions within which the Nazi genocide took place in the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest in the Third Reich.
According to historical investigations, 1.5 million people, among them a great number of Jews, were systematically starved, tortured and murdered in this camp, the symbol of humanity's cruelty to its fellow human beings in the 20th century.
Report of the 3th Session of the Committee
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