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14/06/1940 The first prisoners arrive in Auschwitz

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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.
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    • Essentials 

    • Facts 

    • Background 

    • Growth 

    • First mass transport 

    • Crematorium I, first gassings 

    • First mass transport of Jews 

    • Construction 

    • Crematoria II–V 

    • Auschwitz III-Monowitz 

    • Subcamps 

    • SS garrison 

    • Functionaries and ''Sonderkommando'' 

    • Tattoos and triangles 

    • Life for the inmates 

    • Women's camp 

    • Medical experiments, block 10 

    • Punishment, block 11 

    • Death wall 

    • Gypsy family camp 

    • Theresienstadt family camp 

    • Gas chambers 

    • Selection 

    • Inside the crematoria 

    • Use of corpses 

    • Death toll 

    • Camp resistance, flow of information 

    • Escapes, ''Auschwitz Protocols'' 

    • Bombing proposal 

    • ''Sonderkommando'' revolt 

    • Evacuation and death marches 

    • Liberation 

    • Trials of war criminals 

    • Legacy 

    • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum