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... There were six of them. In descending order of Jewish mortality (90 percent of deaths were of Jews), Auschwitz, 1.1 million; (all the deaths cited are minimums); Treblinka, 900,000; Belzec, 600,000; Sobibor, 250,000; Majdanek, 230,000; Chelmno, 180,000.
No, that does not add up to six million. That three million were only those gassed and cremated. Even at that, not all were counted. Until the end of 1943 all Jews and others were photographed, ...
... totaling 3 centers for persecution:
- Auschwitz āforced labor, experiments and torture
- Birkenauā death camp – killing facility primarily for Jewish prisoners
- Monowiceā industrial sub-camp where inmates did factory work to aid the German war effort
Approximately 1.1 million people – primarily Jews, but also including ...
... spared no punches at not only providing us with insight into the conditions at the concentration camp, the methodical system of murdering people, and the sheer amount of humanity that was lost in the one small area...more than 1 million people over the course of 5 years. I appreciated that she not only shared the history, but also tried to really impress on people that we have to understand what happened to prevent these atrocities ...
... going the right was lucky as going to the left meant immediate death and absolutely no chance of survival. Mainly women, children (apart from twins or triplets, who were used for medical experiments), the elderly and sick men were sent to the left hand side to take a "shower". The SS guards would explain to the prisoners who were sent to the left that they were going to take a hot shower and then given some warm soup. The “hot shower” was, in fact, ...
... what we were about to experience that afternoon.
The drive from Kielce to Auschwitz had taken about 3 ― hours, as some people had had week bladders and special directions from uncle had given us the extra long scenic route that day. In the end, we had made it.
As we entered Auschwitz 1, the gate reads "“Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work makes one free). I can't even ...