Polish Historians Publish Detailed List of Auschwitz Nazi Guards

Most of the 8,500 entries, available online, include each guard's date of birth, nationality, military service and party affiliation.

A 1944 photo of SS officers outside of Auschwitz, Poland. From left Richard Baer, Dr. Josef Mengele, Josef Kramer and Rudolf Hoess.

Polish historians put online what they describe as the most complete list of Nazi SS commanders and guards at the former German death camp of Auschwitz.

The Institute of National Remembrance said Monday that the SS KL Auschwitz Garrison list is based on data from archives in Poland, Germany, Austria, the United States and elsewhere.

The work of historian Aleksander Lasik, the institute and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, has more than 8,500 entries. Most of them include the date and place of birth, nationality, military service and party affiliation. Some have a photo attached.

The dates of service at Auschwitz are being verified pending publication.

Some 1.1 million people, mostly Europian Jews, were killed at Auschwitz, which the Nazi Germans operated in occupied Poland.