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"In the twenty-three days between 12 November and 5 December,
2,000 prisoners were gassed, 461 sick inmates were killed with
phenol injections, 25 were executed, 2 were shot 'in flight,' 1
was hanged, and 1 was tortured to death. Another 837 people died of
'natural causes' -- starvation, exhaustion, or a combination of
both. This totaled 3,327 murdered human beings. The true situation
was even more ghastly; these official statistics applied only to
officially registered inmates. During the same twenty-three days,
13,000 people were sent immediately upon arrival to the gas
chambers of bunkers 1 and 2 in Birkenau.<41>" (Dwork, p. 253)

"41. Danuta Czech, _Kalendarium der Ereignisse im
Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1939-1945_, trans. Jochen
August, Nina Kozlowski, Silke Lent, and Jan Parcer (Reinbek:
Rowohlt, 1989), 337ff" (Dwork, 408)

                          Work Cited

Dwork, Deborah and Robert Jan Van Pelt. Auschwitz: 1270 to the
Present. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.

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