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14/06/1940 The first prisoners arrive in Auschwitz

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Auschwitz: Drone video of Nazi concentration camp - BBC News

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Auschwitz survivors reunited 70 years on

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Holocaust Survivors Tell the Stories of Their Childhood

The Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during WW II. The first mass transport to Auschwitz, which included Catholic prisoners, suspected members of the resistance, and 20 Jews, arrived from the prison in Tarnów, Poland, in June 1940.
    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Camps 

    • Life in the camps 

    • Selection and extermination process 

    • Resistance, escapes, liberation 

    • After the war