Auschwitz: Arbeit Macht Frei. The Holocaust.
Arbeit macht frei are the three German words above the entrance of Auschwitz,the worst concentration camp in the Holocaust. It's the biggest cemetery recorded in history,only bodies aren't buried. The bodies were turned to ash after passing to help control diseases and sickness.
Auschwitz was in southern Poland which at the time was controlled by Germany. It got its name from Oświęcim,German for Auschwitz. Though since German controlled this portion of Poland it ended up becoming German land. Auschwitz occupied such a large piece of land that over 5000 football fields could fit in it.
The camp was divided into three sub-camps. Auschwitz I was the original camp and near 70,000 people perished there. The second sub-camp was Auschwitz II (Birkenau) which served as an extermination camp, about 960,000 Jews, 75,000 Poles, 19,000 Roma (Gypsies) were killed in this sub-section. The third and final sub-camp of Auschwitz was Auschwitz III (Monowitz). This served as a labor camp,or a work came, where the victims were literally worked to death.
The entrance to Auschwitz I.
On January 17, 1945 Auschwitz was liberated at last. Death tolls are predicted to be between 1.1 million and 1.6 million.
During WWI, Nazi soldiers and doctors performed many medical experiments to try to gather valuable information. These experiments took place on those imprisoned within camps. The most common result was death.
An experiment conducts by Dr. Josef Mengele today is most commonly know as the Mengele Twins. He was attempting to discover how similar and different genetics were in twins. He experimented on at least 1,500 twins whom were imprisoned. Merely 200 survived.He even attempted sewing twins together,hoping to get conjoined twins.
In 1942 experiments began on trying to figure out how to treat hypothermia. Victims bodies would be rapidly heated or cooled to find ways to revive them or return the temperature to normal. Methods used for heating was a warm bath and the temperature would gradually be increased or women wold be forced to have sex with men to create body heat. Methods for cooling were ice baths or being stripped naked and strapped to a stretched and placed outside in subzero temperatures. They were trying to learn at what colder temperature you would pass out or die. They learned you passed out and died when your temperature reached 77 degrees.
They also experimented on how to make salt water drinkable. This how ever failed completely. The subjects were only give salt water,no food. They became so desperate they would lick the mopped floors hoping to get just a little water.
Other experiments were conducted such as burns,poison,reattaching body parts and other horrible things.
A picture of some of the male victims. No nudity.