Documents concerning Auschwitz guards found

Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 21:05

Warsaw (Poland): The Auschwitz memorial says that documents related to the daily life of the death camp`s commanders and guards have been found at a nearby house.
Museum spokesman Pawel Sawicki said Monday that historians have checked through documents such as food coupons, a map and death certificates, and they have more to look through.
The documents — more than 200 in total — were found recently in the attic of a house being renovated in the southern town of Oswiecim, where the Nazis built the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

Between 1940 and 1945 more than 1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed in the gas chambers there or died of starvation or disease while forced to perform hard labor at the camp.

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First Published: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 21:05

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