Auschwitz Concentration Camp


3 big camps 45 sub camps.Largest concentration camp.

1.1 million died in the camp

Happened  throughout May 1940-Jan 1945.

Prisoners had to shave all their hair and the Nazis took all their belongings.They were given striped uniforms and wooden shoes which were usually the wrong size.Then they would tattoo their prison numbers on their arm.

Gassed prisoners with Zyklon B -pellets.                                                                

Killed 6,000 a day

Special prisoners called Sonderkommandos would air out the room,search for gold,take them out then take them to the crematorium.

Roll call

They would do roll call for 4 hours until everyone was there with nothing to eat.

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