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In the camp, they wore a pink triangle or were marked with the letter „A” from the German word „Arschficker”. For the Nazis, they meant as much as the Jews, that is, nothing. They were imprisoned or killed right away. Some were sent to camps. Some of them managed to survive the war. What was...
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When we talk about World War II, one of the first associations we have with this topic are concentration camps and the mass extermination of civilians, especially in the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. But what made it this one and not just any other? Although the history of the Auschwitz concentration camp dates back to...
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The Roma and Sinti constituted a large group among the prisoners of the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. According to the documentation that remained after the Third Reich, they were considered enemies of the nation and ruthlessly liquidated. As a result of diseases, hunger, or cruel treatment, most of the prisoners of Roma origin died. After the...
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Auschwitz Birkenau Museum in Oswiecim Brzezinka tour visit
At the time of the arrest or round-up, no one asked anyone who he was by education. So many famous people, including writers and poets, found themselves in the concentration camp in Auschwitz. This is what we are going to talk to you about. One of the most famous Polish writers, who not only ended...
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One of the least explored areas in all concentration camps of the Third Slaughter, including the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, is the question of sexuality among prisoners. This is because the women who worked in brothels for many years, and often even for the rest of their lives, did not talk about the tasks they performed...
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From a certain point on, music began to play a very important role in the KL Auschwitz- Birkenau camp. But where did the idea to create orchestras and several musical groups operating not only in the main camp but also in the subcamps and the women’s camp come from? The prisoners wanted to make their...
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The image of the camp tragedy had its mark on culture as well. Memories recorded on written pages, in diaries and reports, photos or videos help to visualize at least a part of the hell of Auschwitz-Birkenau. These memories, more or less accurate, are a lesson for the future, but also a testimony to the...
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The March of the Living is an educational initiative where people from all over the world learn about the tragedy of the Holocaust during World War II. One of the largest marches is organized on the grounds of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. History When the Nazis were losing the war, prisoners were relocated from...
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The commandants oversaw the Auschwitz concentration camp throughout its existence. They were the ones who decided what was going on in the camp, of course by order of the authorities of the Third Reich. Who were the commandants of KL Auschwitz and what happened to them after the liberation of the camp and the end...
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The project to build the Auschwitz concentration camp was launched at the end of 1939. In the following years, decisions were made successively to expand the complex and create new sub-camps. They were created in the present territories of two voivodships: Śląskie and Małopolskie, and several in the Czech Republic. There were over forty sub-camps...
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