The Institute of national remembrance of Poland was published on Monday 30 January data more than 8.5 thousand members of the SS who watched over prisoners in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (Auschwitz).
This information was made public during a press conference in Krakow head of the Institute of national remembrance of Poland Yaroslav Szarek, reports «UKRINFORM».
«Today is historic because this is only the beginning – this base we are implementing a large project. We start with the concentration camp in Auschwitz, but in the future we plan to expand this database to other Nazi concentration camps,» said Sarek.
He stressed that the publication of the data is a response to the periodic appearance in the public space, including many of the world’s media, the definitions of «Polish concentration camp».
«This base is a response to these statements, since we’re talking about «Polish concentration camps», please, we are showing what was the command of the SS functionaries», — said Sarek. He added that this is done publicly, on the Internet, and also to such an extent that nobody before the poles did not.
According to the head of the Polish IPN, in many cases, the definition of «Polish concentration camp» is simply ignorance. However, he does not exclude that their use can also be «the result of ill will and are not committed to Poland’s historic policy.» At the same time, the website with the names of the SS is a weapon that will allow you to fight about the wording.
Sarek also appealed to journalists to send the link to a site about the SS for those publications that publish definitions of «Polish concentration camps».
Base SS men from Auschwitz are available on the website www.truthaboutcamps.eu/zalogass in Polish, German and English. The database has personal data of the SS, photos, description of service. According to the Polish IPN, among the 8.5 million members of the SS who have this database, a few dozen people there are still among the living.
In 1947 at the Nuremberg trials declared the SS a criminal organization and membership in it punishable by imprisonment.
We will remind, in September 2015 in Germany, the investigation was charged with the murder of 260 thousand people 91-year-old former employee of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau near the Polish Auschwitz.
Before that, in July, the court sentenced to four years imprisonment 94-year-old Oscar Training, served as an accountant at Auschwitz. He was found guilty of complicity in the murder of 300 thousand people.
Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp established by the Nazi regime. It was created in 1940, 70 km from Krakow. Near Auschwitz there were 45 concentration camps, the largest of them was a camp in the village of Brzezinka (Birkenau). The whole complex of camps called «Auschwitz-Birkenau». At Auschwitz the Nazis killed about 1.4 million people, including 1.1 million Jews. On 27 January 1945, about seven thousand survivors were freed by soldiers of the 1st Ukrainian front.
In Poland revealed the names of more than 8.5 thousand SS men from Auschwitz 31.01.2017