Title: Auschwitz 1270 to the Present
Primary Author: Pelt, Robert Jan van
Other Author(s): Dwork, Deborah
Published: 1996, WW Norton & Company, Inc.,
Type of Publication: book
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Edition: 1
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ISBN: 0-393-03933-1
Abstract: The plans of the SS-Central Building Administration for Auschwitz which were found by the Soviets show that Auschwitz had a evolving role in the "Final Solution". In the most telling example, plans for one of the crematoria were changed when mass extermination became the accepted policy. Originally, the crematoria were constructed to dispose of dead bodies, and the plans called for a chute down which the bodies entered the building. The chute was eliminated when it was determined that the victims would walk into the building.

Out of such little facts a remarkable history of the evolution of Auschwitz camp is presented, and the mind of the SS is revealed. With photographs and drawings.

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