Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II/Birkenau

Were combined concentration and extermination camps

Built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II

Served as active death camps between September 1941 and late 1944

1,085,000 people were killed in these camps, 960,000 of them Jews

The Red Army liberated Auschwitz on 27 January 1945.

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Arbeit macht frei is a German phrase meaning "work sets you free"- Slogan displayed at Auschwitz I main gate.

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Auschwitz II/Birkenau, Perimeter Fence.

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Auschwitz II/Birkenau, Chimneys Remnants.

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Railroad Tracks and Gate House at Auschwitz II/Birkenau.

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Railroad Tracks and Gate House at Auschwitz II/Birkenau.

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Auschwitz I

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Auschwitz I

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Auschwitz I, Gas Chamber.

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Auschwitz I, Crematorium I.

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Auschwitz II, Children Baracks. In this wooden barracks where, in 1944, more than 200 Jewish children between the ages of two and sixteen were kept as prisoners. These children, the majority of them twins, were used for criminal medical experiments by the SS doctor Josef Mengele.

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Auschwitz II / Birkenau , Baracks.

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Auschwitz II / Birkenau, Perimeter Fence and Gate.

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Auschwitz II / Birkenau, Communal toilet.