"Selection Process" Top 5 Page for this destination Oswiecim Favorite Tip by Jmill42

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Favorite thing: At Birkenau's train platform, the infamous selection process took place. Here all prisoners were lined up and were examined by the SS doctors, most notably Dr. Menegle. They were seperated into two groups: those who could work and those who could not. Those who could not, were immediately sent to the end of the ramp to be executed in the gas chambers. Those who panicked were lied to, and told the were just going to take a bath for disinfection purposes. Those who were fit enough were transported to Auschwitz for labor.

Here is a photo of the selections taking place.

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  • Written Feb 26, 2004
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