Nazi occupants established 2 sub-camps of Auschwitz in Sosnowiec, a town in south Poland. The first one, simply called Sosnowitz I, was located in the town centre, in the former Jewish community's building, turned into SS administration office.
Judenrampe is an important part of Auschwitz-Birkenau as it was a place where transports of hundreds of thousends innocent people used to arrive and where the early selections took place, yet the location presented nowadays isn't the one where the original Judenrampe was really located. Today we want to present you a short film explaining the correct location of the ramp.
The history of Jews in Greek town Salonika (Thessaloniki) reaches back 2,000 years. During the Holocaust, the percentage of losses among the Jews deported from Salonika was one of highest in Europe, similar to that of Poland.
There were 2 sub-camps of Auschwitz established in Czechowice-Dziedzice, a Polish town in south of Poland. One of them was Tschechowitz-Vacuum opened in September 1944.
Before and during World War II there were thousands of various camps established in Europe. Many of their names and locations are widely known, but there are even more which seem not to be popularised or even remembered in most cases. In September 2016 the Auschwitz Study is focusing on Nazi camps forgotten by history, tackling some examples and issues faced by that.