MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Other punishments

The SS also applied a range of other punishments in Auschwitz. These included bans on sending and receiving letters or parcels, making prisoners squat while supporting a stool in their outstretched hands, or making them stand between the barbed-wire camp fences while denying them food. There were also collective punishments, including penal roll call, penal physical exercise, and penal transports. In the case of infractions that they regarded as especially serious, the SS applied combined penalties, such as penal labor and confinement in the standing cell and flogging, followed by imprisonment in the camp jail or assignment to the penal company, or all these penalties together—flogging, jail, and then assignment to the penal company.