Auschwitz III MonowitzThe Auschwitz Camp is one of the most frequently visited places in Poland. Every year millions of tourists from the country and abroad come here to meet one of the darkest pieces of human history. Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau are very well-known. There are not many people who haven’t heard about “Block 10” in Auschwitz or the crematories and railroad ramp in Birkenau. However the Nazi extermination camp in Oswiecim has one more part. Maybe the most important one.
IG Farben Factory
IG Farben - German factory in Oswiecim
Auschwitz III Monowitz was one of the first and the biggest sub-camps of KL Auschwitz. At the beginning it was to become a factory for the German company IG Farben located in Oswiecim, which had been producing synthetic rubber and liquid fuel. Authorities of the company decided to benefit from the nearness of the Auschwitz camp and they signed a contract with the SS which allowed them to use prisoners as a cheap labour.
Himmler's visit in Monowitz
Auschwitz III Victims
Prisoner's sketch of the factory
Auschwitz III Monowitz is the most obvious proof that the power of Third Reich was built upon suffering and slavery.