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Tourist Information Centre in Oświęcim
Tourist Information Centre in Oświęcim

Monument to Battle and Martyrdom in Monowice

Chemików Str.
32-600 Oświęcim
2.4 km from the centre
GPS: 50°02'02"N 19°15'13"E

Unveiled in January 1966, it commemorates the death of 30.000 inmates working in I.G. farben factory - producting  methanol  and rubber - between 1941-1945. (On the 31st October 1942 a subcamp - lager IV, later called Auschwitz III - Aussenlager and since November 1944 - the Konzentrazionslager Monowitz).
A sub-camp and from November 1943 a concentration camp to which all the ?industrial? sub-camps in the Auschwitz complex were subordinated. It was established at the site of the Polish village of Monowice, whose inhabitants were expelled and buildings razed. The location had previously been envisioned as one of ten barracks-camps planned for compulsory laborers for IG Farben. The first of approximately 2,000 prisoners were brought there from Auschwitz I at the end of October 1942, after which the prisoner population rose to 6,000 in 1943, and almost 11,000 in the late summer of 1944.
(source: http://auschwitz.org)

Plaque commemorating the victims | Photo: CIT Oświęcim
Plaque commemorating the victimsPhoto: CIT Oświęcim

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