Friday, 7 August 2015

AUSCHWITZ II-BIRKENAU-the extermination camp.

Opened on October 7, 1941 as a camp for Soviet POWs by the Nazis, Auschwitz II (Birkenau) later became the largest death factory in history. Spread across 425 acres (2.5 Km x 1.6 Km) with over 300 buildings (including 250 barracks) and inhabiting 200,000 prisoners at its peak, Auschwitz II (Birkenau) in a short span of time (early 1942 to late 1944) took the lives of more than one million Jews through its 6 gas chambers and 4 crematoriums.

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