Auschwitz: Place of Horrors - Preface

Auschwitz:  Place of Horrors (Illustration) Ethics Geography World History Disasters Famous Historical Events World War II Social Studies Crimes and Criminals

Photograph of the Auschwitz I gas chamber memorial taken by Black Stripe on April  2, 2008.  Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.  License: CC-BY-SA-3.0.

 

The four largest gas chambers
could each hold
2,000 people
at one time.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

The sign at the camp's entrance said Arbeit Macht Frei - "work makes one free."

That was a lie.

The sign above the gate was located at a concentration camp called Auschwitz, found near a Polish town called Oswiecim. The camp, and what happened there, is infamous to this day. 

0 Question or Comment?
click to read or comment
1 Questions 2 Ponder
click to read and respond
0 It’s Awesome!
vote for your favorite

Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 3669 stories created

Original Release: Jul 01, 2002

Updated Last Revision: Apr 27, 2015


To cite this story (For MLA citation guidance see easybib or OWL ):

"Auschwitz: Place of Horrors" AwesomeStories.com. Publication Date. Date of Access.
       <http://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Auschwitz-Place-of-Horrors>.
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Awesome Stories Silver or Gold Membership Required
Show tooltips