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Auschwitz concentration camp

Auschwitz concentration camp (German: Konzentrationslager Auschwitz, pronounced [kɔntsɛntʁaˈtsi̯oːnsˌlaːɡɐ ˈʔaʊʃvɪts], also KZ Auschwitz or KL Auschwitz) was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. It consisted of ' (the original camp), Auschwitz II–Birkenau' (a combination concentration/extermination camp), (a labor camp to staff an IG Farben factory), and 45 satellite camps.

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Auschwitz is one of the most known concentration camp that the Nazis used to exterminate Jews (and other people) during WWII. This video shows you how the camp looks like today and gives information on it.

Contributed by Aby Rodriguez

Signs on the entrance to the gas chambers read: “Baths and disinfecting rooms.” Other notices read: “Cleanliness brings freedom!” It took 20 minutes to kill everyone in the chamber. The chambers at Auschwitz/Birkenau could kill 6,000 people a day.

Contributed by Sam Kelley

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