Thursday, 6 August 2015

The Gas Chambers and Crematoriums of Auschwitz.

An estimated 1.1 million Jews were gassed to death in Auschwitz, which accounts for one out of every six Jew who died in the Holocaust. It should be remembered that Auschwitz refers to a massive camp area of 40 square kilometers with a surrounding radius of five kilometers for isolation.

The Auschwitz complex include 1) a concentration camp (Auschwitz I), 2) an extermination camp (Auschwitz II or Birkenau), 3) a labour camp (Auschwitz III or Monowice) and 4) 44 sub-camps. Auschwitz I was the main base camp and central office. It had one gas chamber and crematorium (Krema I). The murch larger Auschwitz II/Birkenau had four gas chambers and crematoriums (Krema II, Krema III, Krema IV and Krema V) and two farm houses that were used as temporary gas chambers (the Red House and the White House). At its peak Auschwitz II housed 200,000 inmates in just 250 barracks! Monowice was a labour camp and there was no gas chambers or crematoriums.

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