Auschwitz
(7,113 words)

German concentration and death camp in Poland, which developed from 1940 out of a former Polish military site, becoming a major complex comprising three main camps and over 40 satellite camps. Extermination by poison gas, which was tested on the site from August 1941 …

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Noah Benninga, Jerusalem, “Auschwitz”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0059>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170427



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