Prisons in Auschwitz
Initially the Auschwitz – Birkenau concentration camp was created to”relieve”the overcrowded Nazi prisons from the Polish political prisoners. Eventually, it was here that the Nazis committed the most heinous crime against humanity in the history of the world – the attempt to exterminate the Jewish nation. People who were visit Auschwitz were subject to extreme brutality and cruelty intended on degrading and submitting them.
Millions of people died here from slave labour, harsh winter conditions, epidemics, executions, medical experiments and gas chambers. Only approximately 300 people ever succeeded in escaping this terror. Auschwitz and Birkenau, now partially rebuilt as a tribute for the dead, represent the darkest parts of the Nazi’s twisted mind. The Auschwitz – Birkenau Museum was established as a memento and a warning to future generations to never allow such crimes to repeat themselves.