Auschwitz tracing Ella's footsteps

"As we were arriving, there was an orchestra playing, made up of prisoners. In front of them, were all Kommandants of the camp. Among them was Dr Josef Mengele, known as the Angel of Death. Then our arms were tattooed. My number was 48 632."

Ella Blumenthal

A map of the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. For more information and additional maps detailing key facts related to the Auschwitz camp complex, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum media essay.



Photographs collected during camp operation and at the time of liberation shine a spotlight on the conditions of the camp and its prisoners.


Confronting Auschwitz

Auschwitz was a complex of camps, including concentration, extermination, and forced-labor and was the largest camp established by the Germans.


Kitty Hart Relives the Nightmare of Auschwitz | Our Life

Kitty Hart relives the nightmare of being incarcerated as a Polish Jew in Auschwitz at the age of 12. Over 30 of her relatives died at the hands of the German Nazis. Kitty journeys back to the terrible prison with her son David to try and explain what it was really like in the brutal world of the concentration camp.


Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.

For the first time, 74 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a traveling exhibition dedicated to the historical significance of the camp is being presented to a U.S. audience.

This online home of the exhibit discusses key items and links to additional resources and videos of exhibits.