The Memorial Book: Transports of Poles to Auschwitz
Publication of Księga Pamięci. Transporty Polaków z Warszawy do KL Auschwitz-Birkenau w latach 1940-1945 (The Memorial Book: Transports of Poles to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, 1940-1945).
Poles were the first prisoners in Auschwitz and they made up almost 100 percent of the inmates and victims of the camp until the arrival of 10,000 Soviet prisoners of war in October 1941. Beginning in 1942, Auschwitz became the largest center for the destruction of the Jews. Nevertheless, Poles remained the second-largest ethnic group in the camp throughout its history.
Some 140,000 to 150,000 Poles were deported to Auschwitz and 70,000 to 75,000 were killed there. Only the Jews suffered greater losses in the camp. The three-volume Memorial Book contains almost 26,000 entries on Poles transported to Auschwitz through the Pawiak prison in Warsaw and the transit camp in Pruszków.
The following information is listed: camp number, first and last names, date and place of birth, ethnic origin, and subsequent fate. The entries are accompanied by more than 800 photographs of camp prisoners, introductions to the history of individual mass transports, and indexes to facilitate finding specific persons.