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Jan 05, 1945

The last session of the Police summary court of the Kattowitz Gestapo took place in block 11 in Auschwitz I camp. Around 100 Polish prisoners, men and women, were condemned to death. They were shot to death the following day in crematorium V in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The court meeting was chaired by Johannes Thuemmler.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives

Date Added: 2011-01-05

Tags: Holocaust, Auschwitz

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