Lecture: They All Disappeared as if the Soil Swallowed Them: The Death Factory Auschwitz


In this public lecture, Israeli historian Gideon Greif will highlight the procedures and regulations of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The history of this notorious death camp and its procedures ultimately led to the death of more than a million prisoners, including at least 960,000 Jews. Other victims included approximately 74,000 Poles; 21,000 Roma; 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war; and between 10,000 and 15,000 other people, including Soviet civilians, Czechs, Yugoslavs, French, Germans and Austrians. Greif will explore the history of the Sonderkommando, a special Jewish prisoner detail in Auschwitz-Birkenau.



Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004


Admission is free but registration is required due to limited seating.
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