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History of the Auschwitz Killing Center

Image of the presentation of the Auschwitz Book Presentation of Auschwitz: 1940-1945 to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Attending (from left) Museum Director Sara Bloomfield, then Chair of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Council, Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Chair Emeritus of the Council Miles Lerman,  Commission Member Warren L. Miller, and then Commission Chairman Michael Lewan, in Washington, D.C. on November 17, 2000

The Commission funded the English translation of a detailed account of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The New York Times called the five volumes “the most complete and authoritative history of the vast killing center for the Nazi extermination of the Jews.

Entitled Auschwitz: 1940-1945, an initial version of the books was published in Polish in 1995.

Commission Member Warren L. Miller raised the funds for the English translation. The first three volumes of the treatise were dedicated to him.

Auschwitz-Birkenau, located in southern Poland, was the largest Nazi concentration camp and the largest center for the mass murder of Jews during the Holocaust. Approximately 1.6 million people were murdered at Auschwitz is estimated, that up to 1.5 million of these people were Jewish.

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