1942 - Concentration camp in Auschwitz 08:23

30-01-1942, Hitler, speaking at the Berlin Sports Palace, reaffirms his prewar prophecy concerning the Jews; once again telling an audience that "the result of this war will be the complete annihilation of the Jews."


Auschwitz is the name loosely used to identify three main Nazi German concentration camps and 39 sub-camps. The name is derived from the Germanized form of the nearby Polish town of Oświęcim, situated about 60 km southwest of Krakow. Beginning in 1940, Nazi Germany built several concentration camps and an extermination camp in the area, which at the time had been annexed by Nazi Germany. The camps were a major constituent of the Holocaust. The total number of casualties is still under debate, but most modern estimates are around 1-1.5 million.

Recorded: 1999 Event time: 30-01-1942 Location: Poland Number of clips: 2