Number of Victims of the Auschwitz-Birkenau

Yad Vashem Studies, Volume XXI

Franciszek Piper

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Estimating the Number of Deportees to and Victims of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp

Piper outlines the establishment, development, and goals of the Auschwitz–Birkenau camp. Next is examined the problem of the number of victims as a research problem, the sources that can help to make an estimate, and the debates among researchers on this issue. Recent research estimates that the actual number of victims does not surpass one and half million. For statistical data concerning transports of Jews from European countries to Auschwitz according to various sources from the archives of the Auschwitz Museum.

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ISSN 0084-3296
Year 1991
Catalog No. 199102
Format Electronic article in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume XXI, pp. 49-103, Edited by Aharon Weiss
Publisher Yad Vashem