FRAGMENTS | Auschwitz
The Auschwitz concentration camp was established in May 1940. The camp was first established to incarcerate Polish political prisoners, and from 1941 it became the final solution to the Jewish question.
From 1942 to 1944, Jews from all over occupied Europe were brought to the extermination camp. 1.1 million prisoners died in Auschwitz, about 90% of them Jews.
During the war, around 7,000 SS men were placed in the camp and about 12% of them were accused of war crimes.
1 | Property taken from Auschwitz prisoners: glasses, hair, teeth, clothes, shoes, shawls, luggage, clothing, brushes, wedding rings, cutlery, razors.
2 | Walls of the gas chambers