“Auschwitz” – what does this mean? What was it? 
Before we begin to talk about the symbolic, ethical or religious meaning of the memory of Auschwitz, we need to know the facts. What happened in Auschwitz concretely? Who were the victims, who the perpetrators? Why and how did they act?


Internet site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial

Here you will find a lot of information about the history of the concentration and extermination camp.