Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land Setting & Symbolism

Sara Nomberg-Przuytyk
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Lublin, Poland

Sara's home town and where she returned after her release from Auschwitz.

Auschwitz

The infamous Polish concentration camp where over one million prisoners were killed, over 90 percent of whom were Jews.

Selection

The process where camp members were inspected by Mengele and his staff and often sent to the gas chamber.

The Gas Chamber

Showers where gas was pumped in to kill thousands of Auschwitz prisoners a day.

Crematorium

Where the bodies of the Auschwitz dead were cremated.

Mass Graves

Many thousands of bodies were piled into mass graves in Auschwitz.

The Internationale

A famous socialist tune known by many camp members and sung in times of despair and hope.

Food

Food was incredibly scarce in Auschwitz and prisoners often fought viciously over what was given to them.

The Death Block

The block where prisoners were stationed who were to be killed.

Registration Numbers

Each Auschwitz...

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