Throughout the Holocaust, 11 million people's lives were lost, 6 million of them being Jews. Over 40,000 camps were created to be used as forced labour camps, mass murder sites and prisons to those thought to be enemies of the state. Here is a glimpse into some of the most infamous Nazi concentration camps.
Auschwitz is the notorious concentration camp in Poland that was open for 4 ½ years. Throughout its relatively short existence, 1 in 6 Jews that died in the Holocaust died in Auschwitz. Not only was it a prison for Jews but also Jehovah’s Witnesses, Romani, Sinti, Soviet and Polish prisoners of war (POW’s) were sent here. Only a mere 144 prisoners successfully escaped.
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