photo: Jaroslaw Praszkiewicz

Block 11

Extract from "The Destruction of European Roma in KL Auschwitz: A guidebook for visitors"

This block performed the function of the camp’s prison and for a certain period of time a penal company was located there. In the basement of the block (the so-called bunker) were held prisoners sentenced to death or given particularly painful punishments. In the yard between blocks 10 and 11, at the so-called Death Wall, the executions of prisoners took place, as well as tortures such as, for example, hanging prisoners from their hands tied behind their backs on a hook so that they could not reach the ground.

In the bunker of block 11, 84 Sinti and Roma were imprisoned, of which 54 were shot. Such was for example the fate of Stefan Siwak and Jan Buriański who attempted to escape from the camp, were caught, held in the bunker of block 11 and shot at the Wall of Death.

Sinti and Roma in Auschwitz

Sign of Block 11; photo taken by Jaroslaw Praszkiewicz.

Block 11

Extract from “The Destruction of European Roma in KL Auschwitz: A guidebook for visitors”

Photo of flower in front of barbed wire fence taken in Auschwitz-Birkenau by Jaroslaw Praszkiewicz.

Escapes

Extract from “The Destruction of European Roma in KL Auschwitz: A guidebook for visitors”

Photo of KL Auschwitz II-Birkenau taken by Jaroslaw Praszkiewicz.

Children

Extract from “The Destruction of European Roma in KL Auschwitz: A guidebook for visitors”

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