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Imagine living in a wood hut, each 100 feet by 30 feet for 5 years (Sheehan 17), with people all around getting sick and dying. Auschwitz is the most known concentration camp from the holocaust. “It was originally made for a prison work camp for a variety of inmates, especially jews and political prisoners” (Sheehan 16). From 1940’s to 1945 Auschwitz expanded, they made 2 other camps called Auschwitz- Birkenau and Auschwitz- Monowitz. Over 960,000 people have died in these camps. Auschwitz was established in mid-1940. “Auschwitz was the largest camp established by the germans”(Macmillan 93).From late 1941 and early 1942, Auschwitz began functioning as a death camp for Jews, and from 1943 also for Roma (Gypsies). “It was a complex of camps, including a concentration,extermination, and forced labor camp”(Macmillan 93).It was difficult to determine the exact number of victims at Auschwitz. Seventy to seventy-five percent of the transports were sent directly to the gas chambers, without being entered into the camp's records. But many believed about 1.1 million prisoners died. On May 26 in the late 1941 they began planning to make another camp known as Auschwitz-Birkenau. “ It opened in 1940 and was the largest of the Nazi concentration and camp”. Auschwitz-Birkenau became the killing centre where the largest numbers of European Jews that were killed during the Holocaust. After an experimental gassing, in September 1941, 850 starved and ill prisoners, mass murder became a daily routine. Auschwitz-Birkenau was largest camps. “ It was divided into nine sections separated by electrified
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