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Charles Joseph Coward, known as the “Count of Auschwitz”, was a British soldier captured during World War II who rescued Jews from Auschwitz and smuggled himself into Auschwitz for one night, subsequently testifying about his experience at the Nuremberg Trials and the IG Farben Trial.


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Overview of IG Farben's plant, near Auschwitz" ; circa 1941 Source : German Federal Archive


During a tour of the Monowitz-Buna building site, Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler speaks to a member of the SS who is supervising the prisoners working on the construction of the IG Farben plant


Ausw. 3 A drawing of the central part of the IG Farben plant made by Kurt Preipler.

Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler shakes hands [probably with an IG Farben representative] during a tour of the Monowitz-Buna building site.

Female prisoners in Birkenau marched to forced labor at the IG Farben chemical factory

Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler tours the Monowitz-Buna building site in the company of SS officers and IG Farben engineers. Among those pictured are: Rudolf Brandt (left, in SS uniform slightly behind Himmler), Heinrich Himmler, Max Faust (wearing the fedora) and the Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss (next to Faust). Faust, who was an IG Farben engineer, was the head of building operations at Monowitz-Buna.