Soviet prisoners in the SS Auschwitz

Wooden case with a set of number-stamps and metal needles for tatooing the prisoners (the original is kept in the Military Medical Museum in St. Petersburg). 
The Soviet prisoners of war were the first to be tatooed with their identification numbers.
A set of number-stamps and metal needles for tatooing the prisoners with their identification numbers<br>(the original is kept in the Military Medical Museum in St. Petersburg).

Pages from the Book of Daily Personnel Registers.
January 19 – March 15, 1942



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The daily personnel registers with the entries dating from the 18th of January 1941 to the 19th of August 1942 were preserved in the Archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. These documents contain information on daily personnel, death rate, number of prisoners transferred to other camps, released, escaped and newly arrived prisoners. All notes concerning Soviet prisoners of war (POWs) were made in red ink. The deaths of Soviet prisoners of war were marked only by their numbers. They correspond to the dated entries from the Soviet POWs’ Death Book except for January 28th 1942 where they are only partially accounted for. The fact of Soviet POWs’ being in the camp from March 1st to August 19th 1942 is only indicated by the preserved Daily Registers Books.

These pages give an idea, by day, regarding the number of Soviet POWs in the concentration camp Auschwitz. The last names of people who died between January 19th and February 28th of 1942 are recorded in the death record book by camp numbers assigned to prisoners of war.

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