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Concentration Camp Auschwitz

Poison gas experiments began at Auschwitz on September 3, 1941. Mass extermination of Jews and others whom the Nazis considered undesirable or subhuman began in the spring of 1942 and reached its peak in the summer of 1944. The gas chambers were demolished in November 1944.

Pictured Above: This October 13, 1942, telegram from the Auschwitz camp commandant to Lublin states: “Your husband died today in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Details from the commander of the security police and the SD in the Lublin district.”

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