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  • 1. Auschwitz By: Eric Reynolds and Frank Reed
  • 2. Auschwitz, the Horror <ul><li>During WWII Auschwitz was a symbol of fear </li></ul><ul><li>It was an extermination camp in Poland </li></ul><ul><li>More than 510,000 people were killed </li></ul>
  • 3. Why Auschwitz? <ul><li>1940, Germans built Auschwitz for expansion </li></ul><ul><li>The facility was needed due to overcrowding in jails </li></ul><ul><li>Needed for the continuation of “The Final Solution” plan </li></ul>
  • 4. “ The Final Solution to the Jewish Question” <ul><li>Hitler’s plan to exterminate 11 million Jews </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From Germany, occupied territories, states opposing the Third Reich, and Allied and Neutral countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Was carried out at the concentration camps, one being Auschwitz </li></ul>
  • 5. What went on? <ul><li>June 1941, 575 prisoners were the first killed </li></ul><ul><li>Gas chambers were used to kill the majority of people </li></ul><ul><li>German doctors used prisoners for medical experiments </li></ul>
  • 6. Auschwitz I <ul><li>The original camp </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative center for the multiple facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Block 11, many people were tortured </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standing cells and starvation cells were main ways of torture </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Auschwitz II-Birkenau <ul><li>Built due to overcrowding at the main camp </li></ul><ul><li>Had a greater gassing capacity than the original camp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zyklon-B gas was used to kill many prisoners </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Auschwitz III-Monowitz <ul><li>Largest of the work camps </li></ul><ul><li>11,000 workers lived at the camps </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors from Auschwitz II often came to take weak workers to gas chambers </li></ul>
  • 9. Life in the Camps <ul><li>Days started at 4:30 am </li></ul><ul><li>Normal days lasted 12 hours, sometimes less in the winter </li></ul><ul><li>Prisoners had no breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Bread and water were the daily rations </li></ul>
  • 10. Death Toll <ul><li>The exact number of deaths is impossible to figure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nazis destroyed many records </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Official toll is 1.1 million, but estimates from 800,000 to 5 million </li></ul>
  • 11. &quot; Arbeit macht frei&quot; <ul><li>Means “works makes free” </li></ul><ul><li>Used to motivate prisoners to work hard </li></ul><ul><li>Wasn’t true, many times working didn’t keep people from being killed </li></ul>
  • 12. Sources <ul><li>&quot;Auschwitz (concentration Camp, Poland) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia.&quot; Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia . Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/43486/Auschwitz>. </li></ul><ul><li>  &quot;Auschwitz, Nazi Death Camp.&quot; The Holocaust, Crimes, Heroes and Villains . Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://www.auschwitz.dk/Auschwitz.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>  &quot;Auschwitz-Birkenau - Home Page - History.&quot; Auschwitz-Birkenau - Main Page . Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://en.auschwitz.org.pl/h/>. </li></ul><ul><li>  Boyer, Paul S. American Nation in the Modern Era . Austin: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2003. Print. </li></ul>

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