Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20th 1940: Hell on Earth

On May 20th 1940 the first and main part of the Auschwitz concentration camp became operational as the first concentration camp; many more were soon to follow. Although primarily serving as a camp Auschwitz was also home to a gas chamber an crematorium. At camps like Auschwitz within a period of five years more than six million Jewish men, women, and children were exterminated and tortured. Also at the camp, Germen doctor, Joseph Mengele, the infamous, Angel of Death, performed cruel experiments on the Jews who were there.

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