Death Camps
   The extermination or death camps were constructed in Poland for the primary purpose of killing Jews and other targets of Nazi Germany. The camps built for this purpose were AuschwitzBirkenau, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor, and Treblinka. Toward the end of the war, additional camps, such as Mauthausen in Austria, were used as death camps in order to complete the objectives of the Final Solution.

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