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  • Jim Campbell

    Richard Baer Kommandant at Auschwitz (1944-1945) and Dora (1945.) Baer served in the SS Totenkopf Division in 1942. At least 1,000,000 persons died at Auschwitz; about 20,000 perished at Dora. He died while in detention at trial in Frankfurt, Germany on June 17, 1963, having avoided prosecution for many years due to a false identity of Karl Neumann.

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Maria Mandel after her arrest by US troops, 1945. Top ranking official at Aushwitz-Birkenau responsible for deaths of over 500,000 female prisoners.

Auschwitz, Poland [all the concentration camps weren't just in Germany] Photo by Kirra Photography

Auschwitz - Birkenau, concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. From the 1942 Auschwitz became the largest site for the murder of Jews brought here under the Nazi plan for their extermination. More than 1,100,000 people lost their lives here.Many of those not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments.

Manya Kornblit, WWII Holocaust, Survivor of 5 concentration camps including Auschwitz while 9 of her family members died.

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Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland..I've always wanted to visit. Would make learning about it hit home.

Rudolf Höss pitifully attempting to avoid the noose at Auschwitz. There have been accusations -made by those of less-than-stellar character - that Höss was tortured by the British before his trial.

  • Bryna Fitzpatrick

    He deserved to be tortured. After what he's done.

  • Crystal Moore

    This picture is crazy!!!!

  • Joao Nascimento

    Well, Rudolf Hoss was a real criminal. He was a very close friend of Joseph Mengele (Angel of Death) and that should suffice...still, he Hoss was behind the administrative process for the final solution! A real scumbag that started as a guard, or a policeman or whatever (I'm Portuguese) and became a monster.

  • Chris Tennant

    How anybody could show sympathy with this man is beyond my understanding.

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Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland-----I really want to go look at this, but Will refuses because he's Jewish and it makes him sad :(

Soon after liberation, surviving children of the Auschwitz camp walk out of the children's barracks. Poland, after January 27, 1945. — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Gerhard Palitzsch SS-Hauptscharführer 1913 - ? Rapportführer in the Stammlager At the beginning of his career, Palitzsch served as a sentry in the concentration camps Lichtenburg, Buchenwald, and Sachsenhausen, where he was Blockführer (head of a prisoners’ barrack). From Sachsenhausen he was transferred to Auschwitz, where he arrived on 20 May 1940. 1. Cont'd-

"Ruchla Zylberberg lived in the village of Zawichost. Her father fled to the USSR. In 1941 at the age of 8, she was deported with her mother and sister Esther to Auschwitz, where those two were killed. Ruchla remained in the children's barracks in the camp. In December 1944 she was sent, together with 19 other Jewish children ages 5 - 12, to the Neuengamme camp near Hamburg, where they were subjected to medical experimentaton, then on April 20, 1945, were taken to a school building and killed."

Martin Zelenka, son of Trudy and Franta Zelenka. Martin and his parents perished in Auschwitz in October 1944.