Distance from Rybnik to Auschwitz – 66 km The time you need to get there: Means of transport Average speed Time By car 60 km / h 1 hour 6 minutes By bicycle 15 km / h 4 hours 24 minutes On foot 5 km / h 13 hours 12 minutes
Auschwitz concentration camp was the largest concentration camp of Nazi Germany. It was in Poland. Its name comes from the name of the town where it stood, Oświęcim. Auschwitz is the name of Oświęcim in the German language. People also call these death camps by other names including Auschwitz, Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau, KL Auschwitz, and the Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz.
Beginning in 1940, Nazi Germany built many concentration camps there. In these death camps, Nazi Germany killed about 3.0-3.5 million people. 90% of them were Jewish people. Little is known about the number of people who died at Auschwitz and other camps. It is thought to be a large number. The Nazis destroyed most of the records. Some scientists reported the number of 1.1 million Jewish deaths and 150,000 Polish victims, along with 23,000 Roma (gypsies) and 30,000 of other nationalities.