Monowitz Concentration Camp


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Monowitz Concentration Camp was one of the three main camps in the Auschwitz concentration camp system. It was established in 1942 at the site of the chemical factories of IG Farbenindustrie near the small village of Monowitz.

The most important factory at Monowitz was the Buna Werke where the prisoners, mainly Jews, were forced to work. Monowitz Concentration Camp was very important to the Nazis because of its factories which were essential to the German war effort. Some of the old factory buildings are still standing, however, they are abandoned now, while others are still in use as factories. The concrete wall around the factories can still be seen along the road from Auschwitz to the Krakow airport.

If you want to visit Monowitz Concentration Camp, please contact us at: / +48 664 702 755

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