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Auschwitz-Birkenau
became the killing centre where the largest numbers of European Jews were killed. By mid 1942, mass gassing of Jews using Zyklon-B began at Auschwitz, where extermination was conducted on an industrial scale with some estimates running as high as three million persons eventually killed through gassing, starvation, disease, shooting, and burning. 9 out of 10 were Jews. In addition, Gypsies, Soviet POWs, and prisoners of all nationalities died in the gas chambers.

Auschwitz-Birkenau was located nearby the provincial Polish town of Oshwiecim in Galacia, and was established by order of Heinrich Himmler on 27 April 1940. Private diaries of Goebbels and Himmler unearthed from the secret Soviet archives show that Adolf Hitler personally ordered the mass extermination of the Jews - as Goebbels wrote "With regards to the Jewish question, the Fuhrer decided to make a clean sweep ..."


The Children Of Izieu

You find horrifying stories of Auschwitz-Birkenau and a clique of fanatical, ruthless SS-men. And you find stories to bear witness to goodness - in Auschwitz the missionary Jane Haining refused to reject her children and showed herself to be a saint. And Oscar Schindler came to Auschwitz to save 300 Schindler-women from certain death. He managed to do it - the only shipment out of the Nazi death camp during WW2 ..

 

Auschwitz-Birkenau
Rudolf Hoess
Dr. Josef Mengele
Mengele's Twins
Miklos Nyiszly
The Nazi Doctors
Heinrich Himmler
Irma Grese
Schindler's Women
The Children
Filip Müller
Auschwitz
Jane Haining
Father Kolbe

 

 


 

 

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