Auschwitz - Birkenau, concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. From the 1942 Auschwitz became the largest site for the murder of Jews brought here under the Nazi plan for their extermination. More than 1,100,000 people lost their lives here.Many of those not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments.
The horrible gas chambers at Auschwitz. Used for the first time in 1941. It fit 700 people and took 2 days to burn the bodies..this wasn't fast enough, so they built another camp, Birkenau (Auschwitz II) that can handle 4000 at a time.