What does Auschwitz mean to you?
To me Auschwitz means a place which becomes a death factory, a process of killing, torture and labour workings. It was a astonishing, unique and torturous place for the people who was forced into suffering from it. I see Auschwitz to be a group of buildings which imflicted torture, pain and suffering inside the buildings.
An article by Franczisek Piper, head of research at the Auschwitz Museum, published in 1989 gives these estimates: Entered Auschwitz - about 1.3 million. Left Auschwitz alive - about 190,000. This does not, however, mean that 190,000 survived the Holocaust. Many were moved to other camps, where they perished.
According to an article published in 1989 by Franciszek Piper, the head of research at the Auschwitz Museum, about 190,000 inmates (out of 1.3 million who entered the Auschwitz group of camps) left alive. This does not mean that all these people survived the Holocaust, as many were transferred to other camps, and perished there, and others were killed in the death marches from Auschwitz.