On 7th February 1943 a very special transport arrived to Auschwitz. It came from the Weigl Institute in Lviv. People of that transport were put in Block 20 (the Prisoners' Hospital) in the main camp alongside their wives and children. They were assigned to work for the Hygiene Institute in Rajsko.
From the very beginning of 2017 the Auschwitz Study Group has been working in association with the Lake District Holocaust Project, based in the UK. The purpose of the collaboration is to identify the details and fate of all the female prisoners working in the Raisko sub-camp.
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.
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