The poison took up to 20 minutes to kill those in the chambers. Camp prisoners were then forced by the SS guards to remove the corpses from the chambers and to remove hair, gold teeth and fillings. The corpses were then burned in crematoria. Prisoners selected for forced labour had their clothes and belongings taken away, they were showered and had their heads shaved. They were given a striped uniform to wear and tattooed with an identification number. Prisoners were also classified with coloured triangles on their uniforms, so Nazi officials could know if they were Jewish, Roma, homosexuals, asocials, political prisoners etc.
Life expectancy for forced labourers in Auschwitz was less than six months, due to starvation, disease and long days of hard physical work. Anita Lasker-Wallfisch played the cello in the orchestra at Auschwitz, surviving for nearly a year.
Here she describes her wartime experiences, surviving the Holocaust, and being liberated from the horrendous conditions at Bergen-Belsen. In Susan was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she was separated from her family. After the war, she found out that more than 50 of her relatives had been killed. The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum was set up in The hectare acre site comprises the former Auschwitz main camp and the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp with a total of around buildings and around ruins, including the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria.
Each evening at UTC, DW's editors send out a selection of the day's hard news and quality feature journalism. You can sign up to receive it directly here. Germany's top diplomat, Heiko Maas, has urged respect for human dignity on a visit to Auschwitz. He said Germany's responsibility for the attrocities committed at the Nazi death camp would never end.
A group of young Muslim refugees and Jewish youths have visited the former Auschwitz concentration camp. The trip is aimed a fostering solidarity between the two communities and understanding Germany's past crimes. A German appeals court has upheld the conviction of an ex-SS sergeant known as "Auschwitz's bookkeeper.
Surviving was a daily struggle during the Holocaust. Some of the people persecuted in concentration camps, ghettos or living underground managed to document in their work the indescribable horrors they faced. Memorials across Germany ensure the millions of victims are not forgotten.
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The relics included busts of Adolf Hitler and a Nazi Ouija board, used to try to contact the dead. She was the grandmother he never knew. Marta Goldstein-Kattenburg. Born in Germany. Married to a Dutchman.
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