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SCARCE WWII AUSCHWITZ MEDAL 60th ANNIVERSARY LIBERATION AUSCHWITZ
The Polish name for Auschwitz is Oświęcim). Krzyż Oświęcimski. Scarce large Auschwitz concentration camp survivor medal, this heavy medal measures 2 1/4" or 58 mm in diameter.
This medal shows on the observe the Auschwitz gates to hell with the infamous words above the gate " ARBEIT MACHT FREI " a stupid German slogan as the translation means literally "work makes free" it is a German phrase that can be translated as "work brings freedom ".
Also shown the barbed wire which surrounded the death camp. The Train track which transported millions of Jews to the Gas chamber, and the numbers between the track symbolising the millions of innocent Men, Women and Children slaughtered by the NAZI Regime.
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"WE WILL NEVER FORGET"
Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of all Nazi Germany's concentration camps and extermination camps, operational during World War II. The camp took its German name from the hosting town of Oświęcim. Following the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, Oświęcim was annexed by Nazi Germany and renamed Auschwitz, the town's German name. Birkenau, the German translation of Brzezinka (birch tree), refers to a small Polish village nearby which later was mostly destroyed by the Germans.
The camp commandant, Rudolf Höss, testified at the Nuremberg Trials that up to 3 million people had died at Auschwitz, this confession however was obtained through torture so was not reliable.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has revised this figure to 1.1 million due to accurate files having been released by the Russians, about 90% killed were Jews from almost every country in Europe. Most victims were killed in Auschwitz II's gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labour, lack of disease control, individual executions, and purported "medical experiments".
In 1947, in remembrance of the victims, Poland founded a museum at the site of the first two camps. By 1994, some 22 million visitors - 700,000 annually - had passed through the iron gate crowned with the German motto Arbeit macht frei (Work brings freedom).
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