This was a work camp
This is a factual list of facilities available to prisoners at the alleged Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland.
Most of these facilities can still be seen in the camp today, including the cinema, swimming pool, hospital, library and post office.
Visits were routine
Supposedly the most dreaded of German camps, Auschwitz was repeatedly visited by Red Cross inspection teams who were allowed to speak to prisoner representatives alone,in order to hear first-hand of any mistreatment, chicanery, interruption of mail and parcel delivery, health concerns, food and ration matters etc.
Auschwitz, the supposed “death camp”, had many facilities amongst which were;
* Camp dental facilities,,attended by camp inmate dentists and nurses to deal with the inmates’ dental problems – before the war there 43% of Germany’s dentists were Jewish –
Camp sick barracks
They were attended by camp inmate doctors and nurses to deal with the inmates’ health problems – much like the now common walk-in clinics in modern US communities – A camp hospital to which expert surgeons even from the famous Berlin “Charité” Surgical Clinic were dispatched to deal with difficult cases –
Dr. Carl Clauberg
Famous Berlin surgeon who handled difficult cases
One of the largest service buildings in Auschwitz, with state-of-the-art cooking facilities. There were twelve of these throughout the camp.
* The caloric content of the diet was carefully monitored by camp and Red Cross delegates. It only deteriorated in Auschwitz and other camps towards the end of the war when German railroads and the entire transport system collapsed under constant aerial attacks
Camp sculture class conducted for interested, talented inmates by professional sculptors
Camp art classes for inmates
Camp university with lectures on every topic under the sun, from health, the arts, philosophy, science, economic issues etc.
A camp cinema
where every week different, mainly cultural and non-political films were shown –
Video Proof There Were Plays At Auschwitz
The Camp Brothel
Just inside the main gate was a building used during the war as a brothel for the inmates. It was not a secret that the camp had a brothel; it was mentioned in books and its existence was confirmed by the Auschwitz Museum officials.
It was established in the summer of 1943 on Himmler’s order, was located in block 24 and was used to reward privileged prisoners.
A Camp Library
Inmates could borrow books from Forty -five thousand volumes available –
Camp religious facilities
Made available on a rotating basis to every denomination for religious services –
Camp Swimming Pool
For use by the inmates on Birkenallee, where there were walkways with comfortable benches for inmates to relax in the shade of the trees –
Camp sport facilities like soccer fields, handball areas, fencing classes and other exercise facilities –
Here is Auschwitz map
Auschwitz had an artist studio
The camp commendant provided a studio and the equipment which produced thousands of paintings and sketches. The Auschwitz museum has 1470 painting, but none are displayed.
A rash of absurd paintings, that were scretched after 1945 are pushed on a gulliable public.
Camp incentive system
Where through extra work inmates could obtain coupons redeemable for cake or ice cream in the Camp Cantina, which also had extra toiletries etc.
Camp complaints office
Where inmates could register complaints or make suggestions. Camp Commander Hoess had a standing order that any inmate could approach him personally to register a complaint about other inmates such as “Kapos” and even guards.
* A system of strict discipline for guards and also for inmates, with severe punishment being handed out against those found guilty (for even slapping an inmate)
Took place because worker inmates fell in love and married their inmate partners.
Auschwitz maternity ward
Over 3,000 live births were registered there, with not a single infant death while Auschwitz was in operation under German rule.
Women’s sections of camps had female guards
Since the camp was a large, open facility, transgressors could be arrested, tried and jailed right in Auschwitz.
Auschwitz issues it’s own money
* Auschwitz crematoria – These structures were hastily built by inmate labor after the first typhus epidemic caused thousands of deaths. (Burial of epidemic victims had caused the ground water to be contaminated causing infections among the German staff. Amongst the victims was an early camp commandant’s wife. Polish peasants from the surrounding district were also cremated here.)
* Auschwitz pregnancies took place because of the open nature of the facility.
Camp post office with twice weekly pick-ups and deliveries
If you are gassing people — Do you let them write letters ?
* International Red Cross visited monthly
Allies and Germans communicated about the camps
Ernst Zundel’s Holocaust Trials
Zundel was a German Canadian who was put on trial in Canada for questioning the holocaust. He forced the Red Cross to produce their WW2 records, they showed approx. 280,000 total dead for all the camps.
Jews were shipped from the Ghettos and put to work
Look at the train
Here was main point to Auschwitz
Auschwitz was picked because it was a railway center
Auschwitz produced synthetic rubber, medical and armament supplies
Auschwitz was the site of Germany’s newest and most technologically advanced synthetic rubber plant; and Germany was the world’s leader in this particular field of technology. Shortly after the war the Germans were cut off from their supply of natural rubber.
In the months that followed they set about building our own synthetic rubber plants.
Auschwitz was a major work camp that had forty different industries. The true reason for the existence of the Auschwitz camp is revealed in these little shown pictures of the industrial complex which surrounded the camp – most of it within full view of the interior of the camp itself.
Right The Monowitz industrial complex, where most of Auschwitz’s inmates were put to work in a variety of heavy industries, ranging from rubber manufacture, medical supplies, armaments and, as illustrated in the picture right, clothing. This photograph shows the tailor’s workshop at Auschwitz 1, where prisoners would make up clothing for use by the German army.