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Ash fields in Babice

Blechammer sub-camp

Monowitz sub-camp

Rajsko Greenhouses

Rajsko Greenhouses

Rajsko Greenhouses

Harmęże ash ponds

Bahnhof West Auschwitz Freight Station

Tannenwald IG Farben Werk Kamp 5


10th July 1944

The Swiss newspaper ‘Die Ostschweiz’ (issued in St. Gallen) published a news article entitled ‘Menschen verschwinden – the Disappearance of Men’. The article said:

8th July, London
The Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs received a report from the Deputy of Polish Government in Exile concerning the transport of Jews from Hungary to Poland. Up to this day, 400,000 Jews were transported to the huge concentration camp in Oświęcim. The deportations begun on 15th May with 62 carriages filled with Jewish children from Hungary. Every day since we could observe 6 trains with Hungarian adult Jews going through Płaszów railway station, which is located in Cracow close to Oświęcim. We were able to find out that most of these trains were sent to Oświęcim and the people on them were killed in the gas chambers. The Polish Government would like to warn everybody not to believe in any kind of letters sent from Oświęcim – do not believe in things you read in them! The Polish Ministry was able to receive the information that around 6,000 people a day can be killed in the gas chambers of Oświęcim. We also know that in mid of 1942 two other death camps were established – one in Treblinka and the other one in Rawa Ruska. We do not know if there are any gas chambers in those death camps. The Reuter Agency informs that the children sent to Auschwitz were in ages between 2 and 8 years old. According to the brochure of the Polish Council to Aid Jews around 2,000,000 Jews were killed in 3 concentration camps since 1939. Oświęcim is the same what Auschwitz is – and we know that there are huge gas chambers dedicated to killing people there.

Auschwitz Album
The line of Jewish men on the left is advancing toward a SS man, In the background, the selection of the Jewish women is taking place. The two Jewish women in front have, as it seems, been selected for slave labor

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