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Nazi Germany's largest concentration camp

Bryan Morgan

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-birkenau largest Nazi germany's concentration camp
Was established by order of Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler on 27 April 1940
"Became the killing center where the largest numbers of European Jews were killed during the Holocaust by gassing, starvation, disease, shooting, and burning"

Adolf Hitler personlly ordered the mass
extermination of the Jews

camp doctors,the notorious
Josef Mengele At Auschwitz children were often killed upon arrival.
Children born in the camp were generally killed on the spot. Patients were put into pressure chambers, tested with drugs, castrated, frozen to death, and exposed to various other traumas. "When a mother did not want to be separated from her thirteen-year-old daughter, and bit and scratched the face of the SS man who tried to force her to her assigned line, Mengele drew his gun and shot both the woman and the child."

"As a blanket punishment, he sent to the gas chamber all people from that transport who had previously been selected for work, with the comment:( he said a lot inappropriate and cruel and disturbing words that can not be viewed)"
did a number of twin studies, and these twins were usually murdered after the experiment was over and their bodies dissected. In the case of the twins, he drew sketches of each twin, for comparison.
Mengele supervised an operation by which two Gypsy children were sewn together to create Siamese twins. The hands of the children became badly infected where the veins had been resected.
Often Mengele injected chemicals into the eyes of children in an attempt to change their eye color.
"He made experimental surgeries performed without anesthesia, transfusions of blood from one twin to another, isolation endurance, reaction to various stimuli. And injections with lethal germs, sex change operations, the removal of organs and limbs, incestuous impregnations ..."
"By mid 1942, mass gassing of Jews using Zyklon-B began at Auschwitz, where extermination was conducted on an industrial scale with some estimates running as high as three million persons eventually killed through gassing, starvation, disease, shooting, and burning ..."
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Any questions? auschwitz.dk/auschwitz.htm Block 11 of Auschwitz was the "prison within the prison", In the basement were the "dark cells"; these cells had only a very tiny window, and a solid door. Prisoners placed in these cells would gradually suffocate as they used up all of the oxygen in the cell;
There were 45 smaller satellite camps, Day began at 4:30 a.m. with "reveille" or roll call
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