Events for Friday 27th April 2012
On This Day in History
Himmler orders construction of Auschwitz27th April 1940
SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler orders the construction of a concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Known as Auschwitz in German, the facility will play a central role in the Nazi plan to exterminate Europe's Jews.
Further ReadingAuschwitz Death Camp
(Paperback - 128 pages)
by Ian Baxter
The concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was the site of the single largest mass murder in history. Over one million mainly Jewish men, women, and children were murdered in its gas chambers. Countless more died as a result of disease and starvation.
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