This Day In Jewish History 1940: Auschwitz Gets Its First Big Shipment of Prisoners

The Nazis had a lot of enemies: Only 20 of the first 728 prisoners at Auschwitz were Jewish.

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On June 14, 1940, the Auschwitz concentration camp received its first large shipment of prisoners – 728 political detainees transferred from both Dachau, in Germany, and a Nazi prison in Tarnow, in occupied...