This Week in History: Prisoners arrive at Auschwitz

11.06.2012                      21.Siwan. 5772

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This Week in History: Prisoners arrive at Auschwitz

On June 14, 1940, 728 Polish resistance members arrived to Auschwitz in the first transfer of prisoners to the infamous Nazi extermination camp.

“Young and healthy people don't live longer than three months here. Priests one month, Jews two weeks. There is only one way out — through the crematorium chimneys.”
That was the message delivered to the 728 prisoners who arrived in the first mass transport to Auschwitz on June 14, 1940, as later recalled by survivor Kazimierz Albi….