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.
We are happy to announce a new collaboration of Auschwitz Study Group started with Warhistory – an Instagram project educating on various topics, including the true nature of the armed conflicts that have shaped our world. Both ASG and Warhistory share the same values and follow the same philosophy of explaining history correctly. We hope that our collaboration offers the most complex analysis of the World War II and Holocaust in social media.
The food distributed in Auschwitz camps was variable and often dependent on several things. Although all meals had to follow official regulations, in reality it wasn't happening, and they often lacked all nutritious components what was a cause of constant famine.