MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Life of prisoners

Auschwitz I, Block 6 – The life of the prisoners

A presentation of the treatment of people imprisoned in Auschwitz from the moment of admission (procedures for registration, assignment and marking of a camp number, classification in the appropriate prisoner category, prisoner garments and footwear).

Everyday camp reality was also shown through reproductions of former prisoner Mieczysław Kościelniak's series A Day in the Life of a Prisoner. The block also contained enlarged camp mug shots of victims with camp number, name, date of birth, occupation (if known), date of arrival in the camp, and date of death.