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What Polish town was Auschwitz?

What Polish town was Auschwitz?

The town of Oświęcim was the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp complex, where as many as 1.5 million people died during World War II.

Is Auschwitz a Polish name?

All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Shoah. It was established by Germans in 1940, in the suburbs of Oswiecim, a Polish city that was annexed to the Third Reich by the Nazis. Its name was changed to Auschwitz, which also became the name of Konzentrationslager Auschwitz.

Which was the worst camp?

Death toll

Camp Estimated deaths Current country of location
Auschwitz–Birkenau 1,100,000 Poland
Treblinka 800,000 Poland
Bełżec 600,000 Poland
Chełmno 320,000 Poland