Located thirty seven miles west of Krakow , Auschwitz was the camp where Jewish people were killed and were worked to death . This camp out of the rest of the concentration camps tortured the most prisoners . On August 15 1940 this camp opened which was the beginning of the worst five years of the Jewish people's history . In my essay on Auschwitz I will be including the location of the concentration camp , how many died at Auschwitz , methods they used 2 kill the Jews , what they ate at the camps , the prisoners daily routine , security around Auschwitz and the three main parts the camp was made up of . .
The Auschwitz concentration camp was opened from August 15 1940 to mid January 1945 . The prisoners at Auschwitz mainly consisted of Jews . The prisoners here were feed rations of bread and soup . The bread was usually stale and the soup would have human meat in it or other items such as lip stick , boots , jewelry and teeth . Here the prisoners were worked to the point of death . Trains transported prisoners to the camps , and the guards violently forced them off the train . All of the prisoners property was left on the train also and the dead bodies also . (www.holocaust-history.org) When they arrived at the camp the prisoners were sent into two different lines , one for the women and the other for the men . The lines moved into the place where a procedure called Selection took place . The ones who could work were not killed at this time , but the women , children and others that could not work were gassed . The prisoners that were good to work had their clothes taken , heads shaved , got sterilized and were given black and white striped clothing to wear . In this force labor camp the average life time was only a few months . Some ways that the Nazi's killed the jews were: being hanged , dying from mal nutrition and starvation , shot by the guards , thrown into the gas chambers , beat to death by the guards and sometimes even other by other prisoners that wanted their food .