Soviet prisoners in the SS Auschwitz

The view of Block 11 from the fence side. Spring 1946

Photo. The Archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Neg. nr. 24 590–18

From the memoirs of Rudolf Höss

"…before they started killing the Jews en-mass, in almost all concentration camps in 1941-42 Soviet political officers and commissars were killed… The first, smaller transports were shot by special execution squads."

(Quote: ‘Auschwitz through the lens of SS’. Oswiecim. 2008 P 62)