Model of Auschwitz Crematorium
The four gas chambers and crematoria constructed at Auschwitz-Birkenau after 1942 represent Nazi mass murder in its most industrialized form. Each of the four facilities could kill and incinerate more than 1,000 victims per day. About one million Jews and thousands of non-Jewish victims were killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
To explain to visitors the murder process at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, the Museum commissioned Polish artist Mieczysław Stobierski to create this model of Crematorium II, duplicating the model he made for the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The model details the steps of murder, from forcing the victims into the “shower rooms” that disguised the gas chambers to the disposal of the victims’ corpses that had been reduced to ashes.
Location: Middle Floor
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