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14/06/1940 The first prisoners arrive in Auschwitz

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 

  • History 

  • Command and control 

  • Life in the camps 

  • Selection and extermination process 

  • Escapes, resistance, and the Allies' knowledge of the camps 

  • Legacy