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1940: Year built. It was constructed in the suburbs of the Polish town of Oswiecim and lasted for four and a half years.
3 The number of camps within the complex. Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II (Auschwitz-Birkenau) and Auschwitz III (Monowitz). Auschwitz was the largest of all the Nazi concentration camps.
1.5million: The maximum amount of prisoners believed to have been registered in the camp. Around 6 million Jews in total were believed to have been killed in Europe by the Nazis.
40 square km (15.44 square miles): The size of the main camp, Auschwitz I
10%: Percentage of the Polish population that were Jewish in 1939. The numbers have now dwindled to only 20,000.
74,000: The amount of Poles killed at Auschwitz.
21,000: The amount of gypsies killed
15,000: The amount of Soviet POW’s killed
7,000: The number of prisoners found by the Red Army when the camp was liberated.
More people died in Auschwitz than the British and American losses of World War Two combined.