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Auschwitz Concentration Camp
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 20th-century
Date of Inscription: 1979
Location: Europe, Poland, Lesser Poland (Malopolska) Voivodship (formerly Bielsko-Biala), Oswiecim County
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Description: The former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest in the Third Reich, demonstrates the conditions within which the Nazi genocide took place through its fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation ovens. In accordance with historical investigations, this camp saw the systematic starvation, torture and murder of 1.5 million people (mostly Jews). The site now stands as a symbol of humanity’s cruelty towards its fellow human beings in the 20th century. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Auschwitz-Birkenau (Konzentrationslager Auschwitz) was the largest of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Located in southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim (Auschwitz in German), situated about 50 kilometers west of Kraków and 286 kilometers from Warsaw. Following the German occupation of Poland in September 1939, Oświęcim was incorporated into Germany and renamed Auschwitz. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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