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.
By 1944, the Allies were aware of Auschwitz's purpose but were unsure of what to do; Adolf Eichmann offers to save Jewish lives for certain services.
The large size of Auschwitz-Birkenau breeds corruption; Dr. Josef Mengele conducts illegal human experiments.
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 Nazi invasion of Russia creates an influx of Jews, Communists and prisoners of war to Auschwitz, which was originally designed to be a small labor camp for dissenters.