The Auschwitz Study Group commemorate the 76th anniversary of the first transport of prisoners to KL Auschwitz. In June 2016 we are posting pictures and information about the people who arrived to the camp with that transport on our Instagram profile.
On 14 June 1940, German authorities in occupied Poland organised the first mass transport of prisoners to the recently opened Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The transport, which set out from the southern Polish city of Tarnów consisted of 728 Poles, including 20 Jews. They were 'political' prisoners and members of the Polish resistance, and most were Catholics, since the mass deportations of Jews had not yet begun. These inmates were assigned the numbers 31 through 758.
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