How many Jews were sent to Auschwitz in total?

Answer Historians approximate that 1.1 million Jews were sent to Auschwitz, a concentration camp that was established in 1940. The victims of Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945 were estimated between 1.1 mil... Read More »

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Why are jews called jews?

Those who practice the faith of Judaism are often referred to as Jews, which is a plural noun. As an adjective, these same people are called Jewish. The "Ju" or "Jew" part of the words comes from t... Read More »

Activities on Auschwitz for the Classroom?

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, students in sixth grade and above can empathize with individual accounts and obtain a grasp of the geo-political ramifications of the Holoc... Read More »

How old was Elie Wiesel going into Auschwitz?

Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928. He was only 15 years old when his family was deported from one of the ghettos in Sighet to the most famous concentration camp, Auschwitz Birkenau, on May... Read More »

Where did Elie Wiesel stay in Auschwitz?

According to Elie Wiesel's own writings in "Night," he and his father were imprisoned in Block 57 while at Auschwitz. He states he had been staying in the infirmary until two days before the libera... Read More »