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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
May
May 27, 1944 - Jews who had just undergone selection at Auschwitz-Birkenau and were classified as “not fit for work” in a grove before being gassed

May 1944

Jews who had just undergone selection at Auschwitz-Birkenau and were classified as “not fit for work” in a grove before being gassed

The undressing rooms of the crematorium were not sufficient to handle the vast numbers of Hungarian Jews arriving daily in the summer of 1944. Many had to wait in the grove beside the crematorium, exhausted and in a state of shock from the horrors of the journey and the selection process that they had just endured. The vast majority had no idea what fate awaited them.

To see more photos from this transport, click here.

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