Monday, 23 January 2012

Auschwitz 2: Section B2D: Men's Camp

Compound B2D (Bauabschnitt BIId) Auschwitz II (Birkenau)

Museum sign in front of Compound B2D, a men's camp

The sign in front of Compound B2D reads

Compound BIId (Bauabschnitt IId)
This compound of the camp was a camp for men (Jews and non-Jews) from different countries (Männerlager), and functioned from July 1943 to January 1945.
1 - Central food storage. Prisoners who had been condemned to death by the SS were held here in an annex
X - Place where prisoners were execited by hanging
2 - Main administrative office, work assignment office
3-14,16,18,20,22-30,32 - Prisoners' barracks
11 - Barrack for prisoners of the special penal unit (Strafkompanie)
13 - Barrack for prisoners of the Sonderkommando
15,17 - Warehouses for prisoner clothing
19,21 - Shoemaking and tailoring workshops
31 - 'Infirmary' and dentist's office
A - Kitchen
C - Latrines and washrooms
D - SS Guardroom (Blockfuehrerstube)

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