Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Auschwitz concentration camp. The largest of the German concentration camps. It was liberated on January 27, 1945 by Soviet troops. Guard tower. Perimeter of the main compound.
Rudolf Hoss claimed during the Nuremberg Trials that 3 million people died at the camp, 2.5 million in the gas chambers and 500,000 from disease and starvation. That total number has sinced been revised to 1.1 million. There are a few different compounds. This is Auschwitz I. Auschwitz I was the original compound, and served as the admin center for the entire camp.
Gallows Barbed wire fence. Gas chamber facility.
ARBEIT MACHT FREI
"Work makes free"
Perimeter of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau compound. Auschwitz II-Birkenau served as the extermination camp.
The railroad tracks that brought in the prisoners. One of the reasons Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp was the easy access by rail. Looking out over the Auschwitz II-Birkenau compound.

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