"Auschwitz II - Birkenau" Oswiecim Favorite Tip by matcrazy1

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  Auschwitz II - Birkenau
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Favorite thing: The second part was the Birkenau camp (which held over 90,000 prisoners in 1944), also known as "Auschwitz II" This was the largest part of the Auschwitz complex. The Nazis began building it in 1941 on the site of the village of Brzezinka, three kilometers from Oswiecim. The Polish civilian population was evicted and their houses confiscated and demolished. The greater part of the apparatus of mass extermination was built in Birkenau and the majority of the victims were murdered here;

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  • Written Sep 10, 2002
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