Notable Places

  • Auschwitz - this camp Constructed by Nazi Germans on May 1940 - to hold the polish political prisioners, - The first extermination of prisoners took place in September 1941 - From early 1942 until late 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over German-occupied Europe - At least 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz, around 90 percent of them Jewish - Others deported to Auschwitz included 150,000 Poles, 23,000 Romani and Sinti, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, 400 Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, and tens of thousands of people of diverse nationalities. Many of those not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments
    Location: Auschwitz, Nazi Germany -- 50°02′09″N 19°10′42″E

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