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Others worked in the medical or political departments, in the camp headquarters, or in the economic administration, which was responsible for the property of dead prisoners. No rest periods were allowed. However, not all those arriving at Auschwitz were immediately exterminated.

Using historical research material, they re-analyzed aerial photographs housed in the Defense Intelligence Agency Archives in Washington. Army Air Forces carried out a bombing operation against a factory adjacent to the Buchenwald concentration camp. Once inside, the prisoners were exposed to Zyklon-B poison gas. In addition to leaders of Polish society, the Nazis killed Jews, prostitutes, Romani, and the mentally ill. For this reason, it is impossible to calculate the number of lives lost in the camp.

Poland was more active than other nations in investigating war crimes, prosecuting of the total Auschwitz staff brought to trial. Prisoner identity photographs taken by Wilhelm Brasse. Unable to stretch out completely, they slept there both lengthwise and crosswise, with one man's feet on another's head, neck, or chest. Political prisoners had a red triangle, Jehovah's Witnesses had purple, criminals had green, and so on. Area bombing risked killing too many prisoners.

From March onwards, the Allies were in control of the skies over Europe. The land war would have to be won first. He later changed this to prisoners per barrack. Similar legislation soon deprived Jewish members of other professions of the right to practise. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to bomb the camp and the train tracks leading to the camp.

South is at the top in this photo. The inmates were counted and re-counted. Despite perfect weather conditions, prisoners were killed, seriously harmed, and lightly wounded. Consul-General in Jerusalem, Lowell C.

From March onwards the Allies