AuschwitzPage 1234 BirkenauPage 123 Other Plaszów

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The SS administered brutal punishments here: floggings, and also the torture known as 'the post', in which prisoners were hung from a post by their wrists with their arms twisted behind their backs.

The execution wall was dismantled in 1944 on the orders of the camp authorities. Executions were subsequently carried out elsewhere, most often in the gas chambers and crematoria at Auschwitz II-Birkenau.