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Auschwitz

camp

Auschwitz, present-day Oswiecim in Poland, site of the infamous Nazi concentration camp in World War II where some 4 million inmates, mostly Jews, were murdered. The camp was opened in 1940 and run by Rudolf Hoess for 3 years. Its huge gas chambers were responsible for most deaths.

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