MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Mesersitz

A small sub-camp in Międzyrzecze (German: Mesersitz), in the Pszczyna forests, founded in the first half of October 1942. The several score prisoners there felled trees and gathered kindling for burning corpses on pyres in Birkenau. The hospital registers in Auschwitz I note 28 prisoners admitted from Międzyrzecze in the course of six weeks; 11 of them died. It is known that the sub-camp still existed in mid-January 1943 and was liquidated shortly thereafter.