At the end of 2016, Auschwitz Study Group focuses on the events which took place in concentration and extermination Nazi camps during December, a festive period for many.
SS Hütte Porąbka (called Solahütte) was a lake and forestry retreat around 25 kilometres from Oświęcim in a town of Międzybrodzie built by Auschwitz prisoners. It was a place visited by various SS officers, including the high ranked ones such as Rudolf Höss and Joseph Mengele.
In August 1944, a British POW camp by a refinery in Trzebinia was transformed into a camp for Auschwitz prisoners. The plan of the Germans was to expand the refinery for increasing oil production by accomodating up to 1,000 prisoners.
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.