How were prisoners at Auschwitz treated?
They were treated like scum, they had to work all day doing pointless things like cleaning batteries. They ate watery soup with different types of bugs in it. They slept in basically cabinet like beds and slept with thousands of other people. Then, they either got poisoned by showers, died of diseases, or died of too much work.
- Most were killed as soon as practical after arrival.
- Some were selected for work as slave labourers and worked to death.
- Some were used for 'medical' experiments.
- Some died when the camps were evacuated on foot (death marches) in January 1945.
- A few survived.
They were all treated appallingly.
During the Holocaust, concentration camp prisoners received tattoos only at one location, the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, which consisted of Auschwitz I (Main Camp), Auschwitz II (Auschwitz-Birkenau), and Auschwitz III (Monowitz) and the subcamps. Incoming prisoners were assigned a camp serial number which was sewn to their prison uniforms and tattooed on the wrist. Only those prisoners selected for work were issued serial numbers; those prisoners sent directly to the gas chambers were not registered…