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Concentrartion Camps Research Activity
Transcript of Concentrartion Camps Research Activity
By: Janae Day
Teacher: Mrs. K
The estimated amount of prisoners where about around 18,437 in the main camp, 49,114 at
Auschwitz II camp
and 13,288 at Auschwitz III camp.
The Concentration Camp Main Use
The Auschwitz complex was divided in three major camps: Auschwitz I main camp Auschwitz II, established on October 8th, 1941 as an extermination camp Auschwitz III established on May 31th, 1942 as a work camp.
How many people perished
From early 1942 until late 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers . Where they were killed with the pesticide Zyklon B. approximately 2.1 million to 4 million people died.
It was known as the "Camp of Death"
The years it was active
Auschwitz was active in the years 1940-1945 The Liberation date was January 27th, 1945, by the Soviet Army.
Where is it Located?
The Camp Auschwitz is Located near the industrial town of Oświęcim in southern Poland.
Until early 1942, the Nazis deported to Auschwitz only a relatively small number of Jews, who were sent there along with the non-Jewish prisoners, mostly Poles, accounted for majority of the camp population until mid-1942. Among the first transports of more than a thousand Polish political prisoners sent to Auschwitz in June 1940 also artists, educators, Gypsies, communists, homosexuals, the mentally and physically handicapped and others deemed unfit for survival in Nazi Germany were executed.