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... more than 100,000 pairs of shoes, 12,000 kitchen utensils, 3,800 suitcases and 350 striped camp garments.
The first Nazi base in Auschwitz, named after the nearby Silesian town of Oświęcim, was set up in May 1940, 37 miles west of Krakow. Now known as Auschwitz I, the site covered 40 square kilometres.
In January 1942, the Nazi party decided to roll out the “Final Solution”. Camps dedicated solely to the extermination of Jews had been ...
The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (and Auschwitz II-Birkenau and Monowitz camps) today was held on a cold, snowy, windy Tuesday. The slush around the huge camp was frozen into icy slurry when I arrived by bus from Krakow in the early morning, slippery and rough to walk over. It was on this day 70 years ago that Red Army troops ended the torture and murder of the Jews at Auschwitz, and it is this day that Europeans, and most around the world, ...
... IV revolted and destroyed the crematories. In November, Himmler ordered gassings to stop and a 'cleanup' operation was inaugurated, to conceal traces of the mass murder. In January, 1945, the Germans evacuated 58,000 prisoners who could walk. They left behind in the main camp, Birkenau and in Monowitz, about 7,000 sick or incapacitated, who they did not expect would live for long.
When Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, they ...
... from work they were met by a band playing joyous German music (almost mocking them). The tour guide says one of the better jobs was crawling into the toilets to clear out the sewage by hand because the prisoners were away from the German soldiers (who didn't go to the sanitary barracks very often in case they caught Typhus, which was everywhere, or another disease). There was no heating in the barracks which had a small ventilation shaft ...
... of people had been executed and felt so very sad. We then went down to the gas chamber and stood in the room where millions of Jews and other prisoners had been gassed. Then filed passed the furnaces where the bodies were cremated. These went 24 hours a day. It was hard to believe that we were standing there on the spot where we have seen the footage of the place on tv. We then went to Auschwitz Burkenow. This was the 2nd camp where ...