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August 02, 1944

Liquidation of “Gypsy Family Camp” at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The SS liquidates the “Gypsy family camp” BIIe at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The SS authorities transport 1,408 Roma (Gypsies) from the family camp and from Auschwitz I to the Buchenwald concentration camp. SS men then murder the remaining 2,897 inmates of the “Gypsy family camp” in the gas chambers at Birkenau.

Roma (Gypsies) were among the groups the Nazi regime and its Axis partners singled out for persecution on so-called racial grounds.

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