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Some important information

Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp built. It consisted of three main camps known as Auschwitz I, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Auschwitz-Monowitz.

Located 37 miles west of Krakow, Auschwitz was built in 1940 and was liberated on January 27, 1945.

There were three main purposes of Auschwitz: to contain real and perceived enemies of the Nazis, to have an available supply of labor, and to serve as a killing center.

Approximately 1.1 million Jews and 200,000 other victims were deported to Auschwitz.

Approximately 960,000 Jews and 120,000 other victims from various nations and ethnicities were killed.

Block 10 housed the victims of countless medical experiments.

Some pictures from Auschwitz

An aerial view of the barracks at Auschwitz.

The Black Wall between Block 10 and Block 11.

Forced labor workers at Auschwitz.

Hungarian Jews on the way to the gas chamber.