Questions tagged [auschwitz]

Questions regarding the history of the three Nazi camps at Auschwitz, including the original concentration camp (Auschwitz I), the concentration / extermination camp (Auschwitz II–Birkenau), and a labor camp to staff an IG Farben factory (Auschwitz III–Monowitz)

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Which names are correct? Mala vs Malka Zimetbaum and Edward vs Eduard Galinski?

I was deeply affected by the story of Mala Zimetbaum and Edward Galinski in Auschwitz. However, the telegram informing about the escape of Mala mentions her name as Malka Zimetbaum. The telegram ...
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Request for information about an Auschwitz-Birkenau story

Two months ago, I visited Auschwitz, and our guide told us a story during the tour: In Auschwitz-Birkenau, there was a place intended for the Jews to sleep that had a drawing of a few kids ...
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How would an SS officer travel from Auschwitz to Berlin?

To get to Berlin from Auschwitz in early July 1944, before the attempt on Hitler's life, would an SS officer be apt to take a night train? How regularly would trains run from Oswiecim, i.e. would ...
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How young were children left alive in Auschwitz?

I was reading a criticism in Wikipedia of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas which has a 9-year-old boy in the camp, but people apparently knowledgeable assert this is not realistic -- those who could not ...
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What aspects of Primo Levi's works are considered historically inaccurate?

I have read his books and I suspect he deliberately changed some details for literary purposes. Of course Holocaust deniers might question much of what he wrote but do serious historians also cast ...