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Auschwitz was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. It was the largest of the German concentration camps, consisting of Auschwitz I (base camp); Auschwitz II-Birkenau (extermination camp); Auschwitz III-Monowitz (labor camp); and 45 satellite camps.
During the Second World War transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over Nazi-occupied Europe, killing up to three million people (2.5 million exterminated, and 500,000 from disease and starvation.
After the war Poland founded a museum on the site of Auschwitz I and II, that has been visited by millions visitors—700,000 annually—pass through the iron gates crowned with the infamous motto, "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("work makes you free").
This photographed project took place in Auschwitz during the Holocaust memorial sixties year.