Monday, 23 January 2012

Auschwitz 2: Section B2B: Jewish school

Compound B2B (Bauabschnitt BIIb) Auschwitz II (Birkenau)

Museum sign in front of Compound B2B, Jewish families lived here

The sign in front of Compound B2B reads

Compound BIIb (Bauabschnitt IIb)
This compound of the camp operated as a camp for Jewish families (Familienlager Theresienstadt) deported from the Theresienstadt ghetto near Prague. They remained here from September 1943 until July 1944, when the camp was cleared and the inmates were sent to be murdered in the gas chambers. The compound was then used as a womens's camp: in September and October of that year, it was used to hold Polish women who had been arrested in Warsaw during the Warsaw Uprising and were transferred to Auschwitz from the Pruszków transit camp. In November, additional women were transferred here when the camp for women in Compound BIb in Birkenau was closed down.
1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29 - Barracks which held Jewish women and children from the Theresienstadt ghetto
2,4,6,8,1,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28 - Barracks which held Jewish men and boys from the Theresienstadt ghetto
30,32 - Barracks for sick prisoners
31 - School and kindergarten for Jewish children from the Theresienstadt ghetto
A - Kitchen
C - Latrines and washrooms
D - SS guardroom (Blockfuehrerstube)

The two chimneys on the left were the chimneys of the kitchen of Compound B2B

1 comment:

  1. Do you subscribe to any other websites about this? I'm struggling to find other reputable sources like yourself

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