Auschwitz Concentration Camp by: Allen Sharpe
Auschwitz also known as Auschwitz opened in 1940 and was the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. Located in southern Poland. Auschwitz initially served as a detention center for political prisoners. However 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. The gas chambers were numbered 2 and 3, and 4 and 5. The first opened on March 31 1943, the last on April 4 1943. The total area of the gas chambers was 2,255 square meters; the capacity of these crematoria was 4,420 people. Those selected to die were undressed in the undressing room and then pushed into the gas chambers. It took about 20 minutes for all the people to death.
10 interesting facts
1.Auschwitz concentration camp was very big and large because it had three parts. It was located on the 25 square miles of land.
2.There were smaller satellites located inside the Auschwitz. It also contained an exclusion zone. That’s why this camp was called as the largest one when all the construction was completed.
3.The Jewish people who become the prisoners in the Auschwitz were murdered in gas chambers. They will be sent directly to the gas chamber with naked body. They tell them that it was a shower.
4.Arbeit macht frei was seen on the front gate of Auschwitz camp. It means “work sets you free”. When people entered the camp, the Nazi gave them false hope by thinking that they would be free if they worked in the camp.
5.Auschwitz III was also called as Monowitz. It was owned by IG Farben. It was the palce where many prisoners had to work to create many types of chemicals
6.Sonderkoandom was the prisoners whose job was to assist the German Nazi in the crematorium. To keep everything secret, German Nazi killed Sonderkommando randomly.
7.Josef Mengele was the famous doctor who made an experiment on the prisoner while in Auschwitz camp. He was interested more to conduct the experiment on twins and kids.
8.e first commandant in Commandant Camp was Rudolf Hoess. In March 1946, he was caught and faced the trial. In April 1947, he was hanged on the entrance gate of Auschwitz camp.
9.There was a revolt occurred in Auschwitz II. Some prisoners who helped the German Nazi on the crematorium damaged the Crematorium IV. The women who worked outside camp used the explosive to destroy the gas chamber
10.The allied force which liberated Auschwitz was the Soviet Union on January 27, 1945. Most prisoners had been killed on the chamber. There were only 7,500 people saved from the camp.
In September 1935 the Nuremberg law were enacted. These laws prohibited marriages between Jews and people of Germanic extraction. and the employment of German women under the age of 45 as domestic servants in Jewish households. A supplementary decree outlining the definition of who was Jewish was passed on 14 November and the Reich Citizenship Law officially came into force on that date
5 People involved in Auschwitz
1.Adolf Hitler: started WW II
2.Nazis: Guarded Prisoners
3.Gypsies: Where prisoners
5. Jews:Where prisoners
American Soldiers Are Heros
The American Soldiers are heroes because they came to all of the labor cams and death camps and released all of the prisoners.
This is a picture of Auschwitz Dethcamp
Why is Auschwitz Important
Auschwitz is important because it has poisoned people have been killed their.
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