Monday, 23 January 2012

Auschwitz 2: Section B2C: Transit Camp

Compound B2C (Bauabschnitt BIIc) Auschwitz II (Birkenau)

Museum sign in front of Compound B2C, the transit camp.

A museum sign in front of Compound B2C reads
Compound BIIc (Bauabschnitt BIIc)
This compound of the camp operated as a transit camp (Durchgangslager) from May to November 1944, mainly for Jewish women deported from Hungary and selected by the SS at the arrival ramp as strong and healthy enough to work. These women were not entered in the camp's registers, and they were later sent to concentration camps in the interior of Germany. In October 1944, Jewish women were transferred here when the BIll sector of Birkenau was closed down.
1-32 - Prisoners' barracks
A - Kitchen
C - Latrines and washrooms
D - SS guardroom (Blockfuehrerstube)

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