Allied forces discover the horrors left behind by the Nazis; the Soviet army liberates the remaining prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau, but the suffering continues for many of the survivors.
The Allied powers learn the truth about Auschwitz-Birkenau but decide not to take out the railway lines leading to the camp.
Complexity of the Nazi extermination plan; concentration camp in Auschwitz makes money for the Nazis.
Deported Jews arrive in Auschwitz by the trainload; prisoners not immediately sent to the gas chambers face other horrors in the camp.
Commandant Rudolf Höss orders expansions to Auschwitz as a means of maintaining efficiency; plans for the Final Solution are devised.
The Nazis choose Auschwitz, Poland, as a site for a concentration camp; the Nazis formulate a system to mechanize mass exterminations.