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Archives relating to Nazi concentration camps

Post by White Rose » 19 Nov 2004 01:36

[Moderator's note -- This thread was split off from Documents on Nazi Concentration Camp Mortality Rates, at: -- DT]

Hi David,
David Thompson wrote:As I find such documents, I'll scan, proof, format and post them.
I was wondering if there are any documents that are related to specific camps, as opposed to these, that are reports for the whole system. I'm assuming that the specific camps issued reports that flowed to RHSA and were summarized, but I'm not sure if these were either found or entered into evidence during any of the trials.

Thanks, as always.

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Post by David Thompson » 19 Nov 2004 03:36

White Rose -- You asked:
I was wondering if there are any documents that are related to specific camps, as opposed to these, that are reports for the whole system.
Yes. However, with the exception of some scattered documents whicch have been translated into English and published, I unfortunately don't have access to them.

The US National Archives and Records Administration and the US Holocaust Memorial Musuem have extensive microfilm collections of such documents, most of which have not been translated. For example, in Record Group (RG) 338, there are the microfilm records (including exhibits) to these concentration camp trials (as well as others):
#Kurt Andrae et al., Apr. 27, 1945-June 11, 1958 (Case No. 12-481 and 000-50-37). Microfilm Publication M1079 (Nordhausen Cases). 16 rolls. (DP)

#Franz Auer et al., Nov. 1943 - July 1958. Microfilm Publication M1093 (Muehldorf Case). 13 rolls. (DP)

#Ernst Dura et al., June 9-23, 1947. Microfilm Publication M1100 (Wiener-Neudorf Outcamp Case). 2 rolls. (DP)

#Martin Gottfried Weiss et al., Nov. 15, 1945 - Dec. 13, 1945. Microfilm Publication M1174 (Dachau Concentration Camp Case). 6 rolls. (DP)

#Michael Vogel et al., July 8-15, 1947. Microfilm Publication M1173 (Muehldorf Ring-"Vogel"-Case). 2 rolls. (DP)

#Hans Joachim Georg Geiger et al.,July 9 - Aug. 5, 1947. Microfilm Publication M1191(Ebensee Outcamp Case). 2 rolls. (DP)

#Friedrich Becker et al., June 12, 1946 - Jan. 22, 1947. Microfilm Publication M1204 (Flossenburg Concentration Camp Case). 16 rolls. (DP)

American military tribunals also held a mass trial of the staff of KL Buchenwald and a number of other, smaller camps. I've posted finding guides to such documents in the past. The US NARA guide to captured Nazi records can be seen in the research section of the forum at:

Here's an example of one of several USHMM collections:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid

Nazi concentration camps, 1939-1945 [microform]. [manuscript RG-04.006M]

23 microfilm reels.

Summary: Contains information about various concentration and labor camps in Europe from 1939 to 1945. The bulk of the collection contains transport lists of prisoners between major concentration camps such as Mauthausen, Buchenwald, Dachau, and Auschwitz. These lists contain information about the place and date of birth, occupation, religion, and identification number of the prisoners. In some cases, the date of death is also given. In addition to the lists, there are administrative records from various camps containing information about camp personnel; executions of prisoners; architectural design of camp buildings; rules for prisoner conduct; procedures for Blockälteste; and the imprisonment of Poles, Christians, Russians, Ukrainians, Spaniards, and Italians.

Reel 1 (Auschwitz)

1. Record of personnel itemizing all officers and rank as of 1 February 1941.

2. Record of 40 Executed Poles 22 November 1940. List of those killed by mass shooting, including: name, date, place of birth, name of parent, and names of the executioners. Also correspondence. November 1940.

3. Correspondence from the command of Auschwitz concerning the escape of prisoner Thadeus Wiejowski, 6 July 1940, and the punishment of 5 Polish workers and 11 prisoners for helping in the escape. Itemized personal papers. July 1940.

4. Summary of orders from the Commandant of Garrison (SS -Standortalteste) Auschwitz concerning the staff of that camp. December 1941 - September 1942.

5. Summary of orders from the Commandant of Garrison (SS -Standortalteste) Auschwitz concerning the staff of that camp. January - December 1944.

6. Summary of orders for the SS -Stabskompanie, assigning work shifts for officers and non-commissioned soldiers.

7. Monthly report of transports according to number. 1944.

8. Semi-annual report of skilled workers employed by the police payroll. 1942.

9. Summary of suggestions/recommendations from committee for promotions. Length of term appointment 4 months. 1943.

10. Quarterly evaluation. Remarks of senior authorities regarding the performance of Waffen - SS members. 1941 - 1944.

11. Monthly evaluation. Remarks of SS - Wirtschaft regarding performance of Waffen - SS members. 1941 - 1944.

12. Weekly reports. 1943.

13. Daily reports. Report of terms required; daily, weekly,monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual.

14. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Sturmann August Antoni. 1943 - 1944.

15. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Gerhard Appel. 1940 - 1944.

16. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Michael Armbruster. 1938. 1940 - 1944.

17. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Rottenfuhrer Otto Baatz. 1940 - 1944.

18. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Alfons Baldus. 1940 - 1945.

19. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Rottenfuhrer Heinz Barth. 1940 - 1944.

20. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Wilhelm Bartele. 1940 -1944.

21. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Johann Becker. 1941 - 1944.

22. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Eduard Boczar. 1941 - 1945.

Reel 2 (Auschwitz) (Personnel records of staff of Auschwitz)

23. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Waldemar Bedarf. 1941 - 1944.

24. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Hans Bohm. 1940 - 1944.

25. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Paul Boris. 1943 - 1944.

26. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Walter Bostedt. 1944.

27. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Artur Breitwieser. 1940 - 1944.

28. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Wilhelm Bressem. 1940 - 1944.

29. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer Hubert Busch. 1944.

30. Personnel records for staff of Auschwitz: SS - Unterscharfuhrer August Helmig. January 1943 - April 1944.

31. Name list of SS - Zentraladministration Auschwitz. 1944 - 1945.

32. Name list of SS - Membership. List of SS - Garrison Administration (Standortverwaltung), details of personnel assignment at Auschwitz. 1944.

33. Name list of those deemed qualified (Tauglichkeitsbefunde) for service in the SS. 1944.

34. Soldiers transferred to the front by order of the SS courts for infractions (Polizeigericht XV, Zweiggericht Kattowitz); Soldiers Prema, Sorgallo and others. 1945.

35. Index of SS functionaries listing birth date. 15 September 1944.

36. Inoculation of selected non-commissioned officers against infectious disease.

37. List of postage stamps given to SS soldiers at Auschwitz. 1944.

38. Payroll for 2 Guard Companies of SS - Totenkopfsturmbahn from September - December 1941.

39. Payroll for 2 Guard Companies of SS - Totenkopfsturmbahn from January - October, December 1942.

40. Payroll for 2 Guard Companies of SS - Totenkopfsturmbahn from January - December 1943.

41. Payroll for 2 Guard Companies of SS - Totenkopfsturmbahn from January - May, July - November 1944.

Reel 3 (Dachau)

Personalberichte (Personnel and Prisoner Reports)

Reel 4 (Dachau)

Transport Lists and Zugangsbücher (Registration Books-numerically organized according to prisoner number)

Reel 5 (Dachau)

Zugangsbücher (Registration Books-numerically organized according to prisoner number)

Reel 6 (Dachau)

Zugangsbücher (Registration Books-numerically organized according to prisoner number)

Reel 7 (Dachau)

Zugangsbücher (Registration Books-numerically organized according to prisoner number)

Reel 8 (Dachau)

1. Zugangsbucher (Registration Books-numerically organized according to prisoner number)--repeat


1. Prisoner file: Ciesilski, Stanislaw, bn-21.5.22 in Powrall-Miechow.

2. Prisoner file: Hardyn, Leon, bn-17.10.17 in Wola Zabiezowska county Bochnia.

3. Letter of the National Criminal Police in Berlin regarding prisoner Karl Kliefoth bn-26.2.1899 in Hamburg. 30 January 1943.

4. Prisoner file: Marczewska, Sophie, bn-8.5.12 in Warsaw

5. Prisoner file: Muller, Heinrich, bn-27.9.10 in Bondorf near Boblingen.

6. Letter of Commandant of Security Police and SD for District Lublin regarding prisoner Thadeus Niespialowski bn-19.10.11 in Chorupruiku. 19 May 1942.

7. Letter of the Mayor of Bad Lauterberg regarding the transfer and payment of carpenter Karlow Pape. 29 December 1939.

8. Correspondence regarding prisoner Hubert Ruzicka bn-28.1.1904 in Bremen. 1942.

9. Letter from Commandant of KZ Flossenbürg dated 8 March 1945 to his staff regarding prevention of escapees and utilizing German prisoners to safeguard the camp.

10. List of prisoners at KZ Flossenbürg - Kommando Leitmeritz arriving 23 June 1944 until 14 April 1945 from Auschwitz, Dachau, Gross-Rosen and Kommando Zschachwitz. June 1944 - April 1945.

Gross Rosen

1. Prisoner File: Baczewski, Antoni nr. 40562, bn-1.09.01 in Tykocin Kr.Bialystok

2. Prisoner File: Borowski, Stanislaw nr. 40557, bn-2.25.25 in Tykocin Kr.Bialystok

3. Prisoner File: Czujak-Zygmunt nr. 40724, bn-16.5.12 in Szczeglin-Stary

4. Prisoner File: Kowalewski, Iwan nr. 1331, bn-1.5.11 in Ozierawa Kr. Breslau

5. Prisoner File: Kowalski, Johan nr. 108950, bn-2.4.11 in Jankowie

6. Prisoner File: Kozlik, Thadeusz nr. 1378, bn-17.9.18 in Budzyn

7. Prisoner File: Kubarko, Prokop nr. 42403, bn-1904 in Karawie Kr. Wolkowice

8. Prisoner File: Sucharzewski, Stanislaus nr. 40709, bn-10.5.26 in Nowo-Wilejka

9. Prisoner File: Wojcik, Thadeus nr. 1842, bn-17.3.20 in Lenki

10. Prisoner File: Trembicki, Adolf nr.-----, bn-27.11.23 in Romaszki

11. Letters of family members sent to prisoners at Gross-Rosen, 1944

12. Request for Information by Judge STanislaw Zmuda about Jewish labor in Camps and transport of Jewish prisoners to Czechoslovaki and response with plan of Brunnlitz camp. November 1947.

13. Regulations for prisoners at Gross Rosen. 12 December 1942.

14. Letter from the Commandant of Gross Rosen regarding bonuses for prisoners with distinguished behavior particularly in armaments manufacturing and the kitchen. 11 March 1944.

15. Recommendations for Gross Rosen concerning the feeding ofprisoners by the Rations Division (Abteilung Verpflegung). 2 August 1944.

Dora-Mittelbau: prisoner records (name/nationality/number)

1. Complete record of prisoners at Dora-Mittelbau up to Nr. 92273. Probably as of November 1944.

2. Alphabetical list of prisoners from 1 October 1944.

Reel 9 (Mauthausen)

1. Internal instructions for hiding prisoners in case of an air-raid. 1944.

2. Situational Plan of the camp and technical installations, by the building administration. 1943.

3. Name files for prisoners of German or Austrian nationality entering the camp and sent to block 11-20. 28 September 1939.

4. Name files for prisoners of German or Austrian nationality entering the camp from Buchenwald, Dachau, or Sachsenhausen. 8 August 1938 - 12 June 1939.

5. Name files for prisoners of German, Austrian, Polish, and Spanish nationality and political emigres arriving from Buchenwald, Dachau, and Sachsenhausen. 25 January - 27 December 1940.

6. Name files of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, Spanish, political emigres, French, and Dutch arriving at the camp from Flossenbürg, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück. 3 January - 26 December 1941.

7. Name files of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, Spanish, political emigres, Romanian, Italian, Argentine, Yugoslavian, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Jewish and Russian; also prisoners of war, arriving at the camp Auschwitz, Dachau and Strzelcach Opolskich prison. 2 January - 30 December 1942.

8. Name files of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, Spanish, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Greek, Italian, French, Belgian, Dutch, Norwegian, Jewish, Gypsies, Arab, and Russian, arriving from Auschwitz, Dachau, Neuengamme, Sachsenhausen. 1 January - 30 May 1943.

9. Name files of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, Spanish, political emigres, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Greek, Italian, French, Africans, Luxembourgers, Belgian, Dutch, Latvians, Norwegian, Albanians, Jewish, and Russian, arriving from Buchenwald, Dachau, Auschwitz, Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, and Stalag 355 - (Russian POWs). 1 June - 31 December 1943.

Reel 10 (Mauthausen)

10. Name files of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, Spanish, political emigres, priests, Lithuanian, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Italian, French, Africans, Luxembourgers, Belgian, Dutch, Latvians, Norwegian, Albanians, Jewish, Gypsies, and Russian, arriving from Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald, Stutthof, Neuengamme, and Flossenbürg. 1 January - 31 March 1944.

11. Name list of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, priests, Spanish, political emigres, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Greek, Italian, French, Bulgarian, Luxembourgers, Turks, Belgian, Dutch, Latvians, Norwegian, Albanians, Jewish, and Russian, arriving from Stutthof, Dachau, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald. 1 April - 30 June 1944.

12. Name list of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, priests, Spanish, political emigres, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Greek, Italian, French, Bulgarian, Luxembourgers, Turks, Belgian, Dutch, Latvians, Norwegian, Albanians, Jewish, and Russian, arriving from Buchenwald, Dachau, Natzweiler, Neuengamme, Kriegsgefangenlager Lublin, and Russian POW camps. 1 July - 31 August 1944.

Reel 11 (Mauthausen)

13. Name list of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, priests, Spanish, political emigres, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, French, Bulgarian, Romanian Luxembourgers, Turks, Belgian, Dutch, Latvians, Norwegian, Albanians, Jewish, U.S. citizens, and Russian, arriving from Dachau, Gross-Rosen, Flossenbürg, Auschwitz, and Sachsenhausen. 1 September - 30 September 1944.

14. Name list of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, priests, Spanish, political emigres, British, Egyptian, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, French, Bulgarian, Romanian, Luxembourgers, Turks, Belgian, Dutch, Latvians, Norwegian, Albanians, Jewish, Gypsy, and Russian, arriving from Flossenbürg, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald, Auschwitz, Dachau, Gross-Rosen, Stutthof, Ravensbrück, and Neuengamme. 2 October - 31 December 1944.

15. Name list of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, priests, Spanish, political emigres, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, French, Bulgarian, Romanian Luxembourgers, Turks, Belgian, Dutch, Latvians, Norwegian, Albanians, Jewish, U.S. citizens, and Russian, arriving from Auschwitz, Sosnowitz, Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen, and Mittelbau - Dora. 5 January - 12 February 1945.

Reel 12 (Mauthausen)

17. Name list of prisoners: German, Austrian, Polish, priests, Spanish, political emigres, British, Egyptian, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, French, Bulgarian, Romanian, Luxembourgers, Turks, Belgian, Dutch, Latvians, Norwegian, Albanians, Jewish, Gypsy, and Russian, transferred to Gröditz, Schloss Hartheim "Erholungsheim", and Buchenwald. 30 May 1940 - 28 April 1945.

18. List of prisoners. Incomplete copy. 1940 - 1943.

19. List of prisoners. Incomplete copy. July - August 1944.

20. List of prisoners. Incomplete copy. September 1944.

21. List of prisoners. Incomplete copy. October 1944 - January 1945.

22. List of prisoners. Incomplete copy. January - April 1945.

23. List of homosexual prisoners condemned according to court order §175KKR and assigned to different work details with women working in the laundry. 24 April 1945.

24. List of prisoners and daily report of change in prisoners due to escapees, transports, and capture of escapees. July 1943 - February 1945.

25. Records of daily change in prisoners transferred from Gusen to the Main Camp and others--corrections of roll list. March - December 1942.

26. Records of daily change in prisoners transferred to the Main Camp and others--corrections of roll list. January - December 1943.

Reel 13 (Mauthausen)

27. Records of daily change in prisoners transferred to the Main Camp and others--corrections of roll list. January - December 1944.

28. Records of daily change in prisoners transferred to the Main Camp and others--corrections of roll list. January - February 1945.

29. Records of daily change in prisoners transferred to the Main Camp and others--corrections of roll list. March - April 1945.

30. Daily list of deceased prisoners from the Main Camp, those shot and those killed during air-raids. 17 March - 31 August 1944.

31. Daily list of deceased prisoners from Jewish Camp Wien - Semmering, those shot and those killed during air-raids. 4 September 1944-5 April 1945.

32. List of deaths, by nationality, at Schloss Hartheim "Erholungsheim". 5 May - 29 December 1944.

Reel 14 (Mauthausen)

33. Record of prisoners at "Groz-Leibnitz" arranged by number, showing names, nationality and other particulars of 920 prisoners-Poles, Russians and others. 1944 - 1945.

34. List of prisoners from Gusen created after 1941 with information about further loses of prisoners and names starting with the letters B, K, L, M, and S. 1941 - 1943.

35. List of names for those unable to work and therefore designated for transport on Dec. 12, 1943, from sub-camp Wiener-Neudorf. 1943.

36. List of transports showing names of prisoners transported on Oct. 26, 1943 from Wiener-Neustadt to sub-camp Schlier Redl-Zipf. 1943.

37. List of transports showing names of prisoners transported a) on 13 February 1945 from Gusen to work camp Gröditz, sub-camp of Flossenbürg, and b) on 22 March 1945 to Neuengamme. 1945.

38. List of prisoners working on Hollerith adding machines. Correspondence from Central Institute SS - Berlin with Flossenbürg.

39. Files tracing Polish prisoners. Names starting from A-C. 1943 - 1945.

40. Files tracing Polish prisoners. Names starting from D-J. 1943 - 1945.

41. Files tracing Polish prisoners. Names starting from K-L. 1943 - 1945.

42. Files tracing Polish prisoners. Names starting from M-O. 1943 - 1945.

43. Files tracing Polish prisoners. Names starting from P-R. 1943 - 1945.

44. Files tracing Polish prisoners. Names starting with S. 1943 - 1945.

45. Files tracing Polish prisoners. Names starting from T-Z. 1943 - 1945.

Reel 15 (Mauthausen)

46. Reproduction of photographs from a book showing prisoners released, deceased, or transferred. [Original was sent by Mr. Dobosiewichz, December 1985]. May 1939 - September 1941.

47. Alphabetical list of prisoners from Mauthausen - Gusen II - St. Georgen. 1945.

48. Report concerning the nutrition experiments carried out in the sick camp at Mauthausen. 1 December 1943 - 31 July 1944.

49. Folder title illegible.

50. Folder title illegible.

51. Folder title illegible.

52. Folder title illegible.

53. Photocopies of weekly lists of prisoners leaving Mauthausen, mostly deceased, arranged according to camp. Addressed to the Central Institute - SS Berlin. Lists number 1-8 contain a summary for weeks 37-42, 1944. 9 September 1944 - 21 October 1944.

54. Photocopies of weekly lists of prisoners leaving Mauthausen, mostly deceased, arranged according to camp. Lists 9-13 for 23 October 1944 - 25 November 1944.

55. Photocopies of weekly lists of prisoners leaving Mauthausen, mostly deceased, arranged according to camp. Lists 17-18 for 17 December 1944 - 31 December 1944.

56. Photocopies of weekly lists of prisoners leaving Mauthausen, mostly deceased, arranged according to camp. Lists 3-6 for 1 January 1945 - 2 February 1945.

57. Photocopies of death certificates, prepared partially, the last day before the Allies liberated Mauthausen. 5 May 1945.

58. Photocopies of daily changes in prisoner log; deceased, shot, escapees, suicides, set free. 1 September 1944 - 10 October 1944.

Reel 16 (Mauthausen)

59. Photocopies of daily changes in prisoner log: deceased, shot, escapees, suicides, set free. 10 October 1944 -31 December 1944.

60. Photocopies of daily changes in prisoner log: deceased, shot, escapees, suicides, set free. 1 January 1945 -3 August 1945.

61. Names of prisoners transferred, freed, or deceased. 1941 - 1944.

Reel 17 (Dora-Mittelbau)

3. List of prisoners.

4. List of prisoners.

5. List of prisoners.

6. List of transports.

Reel 18 (Dora-Mittelbau)

8. Changes in prisoner log for new prisoners from 31 October 1944 - 28 April 1945.

9. Transport lists. no date.

10. Transport list of prisoners unable to work and therefore sent from the camp to be "liquidated". 6 January -27 March 27 1944.

11. List of escapees from Dora - Mittelbau. 12 November 1944.

12. Sick list for camp Mittelbau.

13. Folder title is illegible.

14. "Strength-return" of the factories at Dora - Mittelbau. 21 December 1944.

15. List of deceased prisoners. 3 October 1943 - 8 April 1945.

Reel 19 (Natzweiler)

1. Prisoner file for von Leent, Cornelius, nr. 01411, bn. March 14, 1908 in Derz Haag (Holland). 1943 - 1944.

2. Prisoner file for Smirnow, Michael, nr. 01427, bn. Sept. 28, 1913 in Rybinok. 1943.


1. Prisoner File for Kmera, Alexander, nr. 51485 bn. in Zadnieszowka.

2. Prisoner File for Zdral, Kazimierz, nr. 21645 bn. in Radsstow.

3. History of sickness for SS - Sturmführer Wilhelm Bauss. 1942.

Riga concentration camp

1. Excerpts of crew ledger. 1943 - 1944.

2. Prisoner file for Abel, Xaver, nr. 98691, bn. Sept. 26, 1911 in Eschweiler. 1942 - 1943.

Polish Youth Camp of the Security Police in Litzmannstadt (Lodz)

1. Organization and personnel of the camp in Litzmannstadt (Lodz) as of 1 January 1943.

2. Organization and personnel of the camp in Litzmannstadt (Lodz), including monthly sanitary report, as of July 1943 - November 1944.

3. Organization and personnel of the camp in Litzmannstadt (Lodz) as of August 1943.

4. Organization and personnel of the camp in Litzmannstadt (Lodz), including fragment of a report by the farming administration. 1943.

5. Report on the state of the farm administration. 1945.

6. Records regarding supplies for administrating the property of Camp Fuge. 1944.

7. Correspondence, personnel affairs, administration finance etc. 1942 - 1945.

8. School Reports.

9. Reports of youth escapes from the camp. 1944.

10. Evidence ledger of school children. 1943 - 1944.

11. Evidence ledger of house helpers (girls). 1943 - 1944.

12. Personnel files of children (girls) at camp. 1943 - 1944.

13. Opinions on the behavior and performance of the children at the camp. 1944.

14. Personal correspondence regarding children in the camp. 1944.

Frauenstraflager Flussbach

1. Prisoner file of Bedra, Thekla, bn. May 15, 1915 in Schokow/ Lemberg. 1943.

2. Prisoner file of Benyk, Pararzia, bn. 1899 in Komirz (Ukraine). 1942 - 1944.

3. Prisoner file of Bujak, Regina, bn. Sept. 21, 1902 in Lodz. 1943.

4. Prisoner file of Jaworska, Anna, bn. Dec. 22, 1883 in Komarno (Lemberg). 1943.

Reel 20 (Ravensbrück)

1. Commandants orders to camp guards. 1944.

2. Commandants orders concerning discipline for female prisoners from Block 15. 3 June 1944.

3. Gestapo letter from Danzig to the Commandant regarding Marta Przytarska, sent to camp for her activities with the resistance. 13 May 1944.

4. Translation of French camp regulations.

5. List of female prisoners transferred to Buchenwald. 19 September 1944.

6. List of female prisoners transferred to Buchenwald. 20 September 1944.

7. List of female prisoners transferred to Buchenwald. 11 September - 11 November 1944.

8. List of female prisoners transferred to Buchenwald. 9 October 1944.

9. Lists of female prisoners transferred from Ravensbruck to Buchenwald. Sept. 18 - Oct. 30, 1944.

10. Fragments of a list of female prisoners sent to Dachau. 24 October 1944.

11. List of prisoners sent to Flossenbürg. 7 August 1944.

12. List of prisoners sent to Flossenbürg. 19 October 1944.

13. List of prisoners sent to Flossenbürg. 25 October 1944.

14. List of 150 prisoners sent to Flossenbürg. 1944.

15. List of prisoners transferred to Mittwerda. 6 April 1945.

16. List of prisoners transferred to camp Neuengamme. Work camp Bartensleben 18 September 1944.

17. List of prisoners transferred to Neuengamme. Work camp Watenstadt - Braunschweig. 19 October 1944.

18. List of prisoners transferred to Neuengamme. Work camp Hamburg - Lockstedt. 19 October 1944.

19. List of prisoners from Block 1 transferred to work camp. 23 June 1944.

20. List of 120 prisoners transferred from camp Barth to Sachsenhausen 1 September 1944.

21. List of prisoners transferred to Sachsenhausen. 28 September 1944.

22. List of prisoners transferred to Sachsenhausen. April - October 1944.

23. List of prisoners transferred to Sachsenhausen. Work camp Berlin - Oberspree. 4-9 September 1944.

24. List of prisoners transferred to Sachsenhausen. Work camp Henningsdorf. 8 October 1944.

25. List of prisoners transferred to Sachsenhausen. Work camp Genshagen. 11-26 October 1944.

26. Lists of prisoners transferred to Sachsenhausen. Work camp Klein Machnow. 11 September - 11 October 1944.

27. List of prisoners transferred to Sachsenhausen. Work camp Spandau. 12 October 1944.

28. List of prisoners transferred to Sachsenhausen. Work camp Genthin. 29 October 1944.

29. Special transport from Bialystok. 1 June 1944.

30. Special transport from Köln. 24 September 1944.

31. List of seamstresses, including date of birth, transgression numbers, and nationality. September - October 1942.

32. List of transports arriving at the camp 24 October - 21 November 1942.

33. List of female prisoners, including numbers, birth date, infraction and nationality. 19 January 1944.

34. List of prisoners in Block 23. 16 June 1944.

35. List of female prisoners arriving 24 April - 30 September 1944.

35a. List of prisoners arriving on Transport 105 on 18 October 1944, including numbers 76814, 77354- 78623. October 1944.

36. List of female prisoners in Block 11. 1 July 1944.

37. List of female prisoners in Block 14. 1944.

38. List of prisoners transferred from Block 24 to Block 14 and from Block 23 to Block 15. Fragments of a list with names, numbers, infraction and nationality, loose notations of camp administration. 1944.

39. List of prisoners transferred to other blocks. 1944.

40. List of prisoners transferred to other blocks. 1944.

41. List of prisoners in Blocks 1, 4-11.

42. List of transports for prisoners arriving 10 January - 20 January 1945.

43. Letter regarding the arrival of prisoner Edith Lohne from Leipzig. 20 January 1945.

44. Fragments of a list of prisoners with date of birth and number of camp.

45. List of prisoners in Blocks 1, 22, and 30.

46. Prisoner file for Brunner, Franz, nr. 2156, bn. Sept. 23, 1884 in Hagrain. 1942.

47. Prisoner file for Leschenko, Teresa, nr. 29702, bn. May 10, 1922. in Rostow. 1944.

Reel 21 (Ravensbrück)

49. Register of men at Ravensbrück, March 1941, numbers 1 through 6300.

50. Register of men at Ravensbrück, 6301 through 10675.

51. Register of men at Ravensbrück, 10676 through 13490.

52. Ravensbrück men's camp.

53. List of 384 prisoners of different nationalities transferred from Camp Stutthof to Ravensbrück (Barth), nr. 19522-19905. 1945.

54. Ravensbrück women's camp. List of prisoners arriving 11 November 1938 - 28 December 1939.

55. Ravensbrück women's camp. List of prisoners arriving 4 January - 28 December 1940.

56. Ravensbrück women's camp. List of prisoners arriving 17 February - 14 June 1942.

57. Ravensbrück women's camp. List of prisoners arriving 18 June - 30 December 1942.

Reel 22 (Ravensbrück)

58. Ravensbrück women's camp. List of prisoners arriving 1 January - 25 February 1943.

59. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 30 August 1943 - 31 October 1943.

60. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 November 1943 - 31 December 1943.

61. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 January 1944 - 29 February 1944.

62. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 March 1944 - 16 March 1944.

63. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 17 March 1944 - 31 March 1944.

64. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 April 1944 - 19 April 1944.

65. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 20 April 1944 - 30 April 1944.

66. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 May 1944 - 31 May 1944.

Reel 23 (Ravensbrück)

67. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 June 1944 - 14 June 1944.

68. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 15 June 1944 - 30 June 1944.

69. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 July 1944 - 31 July 1944.

70. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 August 1944 - 31 August 1944.

71. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 September 1944 - 7 September 1944.

72. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 11 September 1944 - 30 September 1944.

73. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 October 1944 - 31 October 1944.

74. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 November 1944 - 21 November 1944.

75. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 22 November 1944 - 30 November 1944.

76. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. 1 December 1944 - 26 January 1945.

77. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. additions, 1942 - late 1944.

78. Transport lists from Ravensbrück. Changes in categorization, 29 June 1939 - late 1944.

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More to follow, all relating to KL Auschwitz:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid

Auschwitz concentration camp records : Abteilung I - Kommandantur, 1940-1944 [microform] [manuscript RG-04.063M]

3 microfilm reels.

Provenance: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Programs Department order microfilm copies of the documents from Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka in 1997. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the microfilms on May 1, 1998.

Restrictions on access: Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on use: Restrictions on use. See Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka donor file for details.

Summary: Contains telegrams and Entlassungscheine (discharge certificates) from Auschwitz concentration camp relating to prisoner deaths, prisoner escapes, and prisoner discharges. All records relate to the main camp, Auschwitz I.

Organized: Reel 1, files 1577, 1578, and 1546, Telegrams concerning prisoner deaths; Reel 2, files 466-490, Telegrams concerning prisoner escapes; and Reel 3, files 1650-1652, Entlassungscheine (discharge certificates) from Auschwitz. No arrangement scheme is apparent.

Language: In German.

Preferred citation: Standard citation for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives.

Originals in: Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka; Oswiecim, Poland.

Location: User copies, STACKS, Microfilm drawer UC5.


File # Title - Description

Reel 1

Files 1577, 1578, 1546. Telegrams concerning prisoner deaths, 1940-1944.

Reel 2

Files 466-490. Telegrams concerning prisoner escapes, 1943-1944.

File # Title - Description

Reel 3

File 1650-1652. Entlassungscheine (discharge certificates) from Auschwitz, 1940-1944.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid

Auschwitz concentration camp records : Abteilung II - politische Abteilung, 1940-1944 (bulk 1943) [microform]. [manuscript RG-04.064M]

Organization and Arrangement: Organized: Reel 1, files 96-500, List of new prisoners entering Auschwitz in 1941; Reel 2, files 2054-2057, records about prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde); Reel 3, file 2038, records about prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde); Reel 4, file 2039, records about prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde); Reel 5, file 2040, records about prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde); Reel 6, file 2041, records about prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde); Reel 7, file 2042, records about prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde); and Reel 8, file 2043, records about prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde). Arrangement for entry lists of new prisoners is numerical by prisoner number, ranging from #8235 through #25013. Arrangement for the Sterbeurkunde is numerical by form number.

Access and Use: Unrestricted access. Restrictions on use. See Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka donor file for details.

Summary: Contains lists of new prisoners entering Auschwitz concentration camp in 1941, and Sterbeurkunde (death notices) for primarily Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox prisoner dating from 1940 to 1944, with the bulk of them dating from 1943. All of the records relate to the main camp, Auschwitz I.

Citation: Standard citation for United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives. Cite Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka as holder of originals.

Originals in: Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka; Poland
Language: In German.
Provenance: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Programs Department order microfilm copies of the documents from Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka in 1997. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the microfilms on May 1, 1998.

Received from: Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka; Purchase; 1998 May 1; 1998.A.0069.
Location: STACKS, Microfilm drawer UC5-UC6.


Reel 1

Files 96-500
List of new prisoners entering Auschwitz in 1941-1944.

Reel 2

Files 2054-2057
Records relating to prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde), 1943.

Reel 3

File 2038
Records relating to prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde), 1943

Reel 4

File 2039
Records relating to prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde), 1943.

Reel 5

File 2040
Records relating to prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde), 1943.

Reel 6

File 2041
Records relating to prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde), 1943.

Reel 7

File 2042
Records relating to prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde), 1943.

Reel 8

File 2043
Records relating to prisoner deaths (Sterbeurkunde), 1943.


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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid

Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camp records : Abteilung III - Schutzhaftlagerführung, [microform]. [manuscript RG-04.066M]

23 microfilm reels.

Organized: Reel 1, file 97, book of the state of the day in KL Auschwitz, vol. 1; Reel 2, file 154, register book of the Gypsy camp in Birkenau (men); Reel 3, file 155, register book of the Gypsy camp in Birkenau (women); Reel 4, file 1040, book of prisoner numbers; Reel 5, file 1074, book of the state of the day in KL Auschwitz, vol. 2; Reel 6, file 1769, card index of different barracks; Reel 7, file 182, register book of barrack 16a, file 572, register book of barrack 22b from Abteilung BIb in Birkenau, file 708 SS Baubrigade Bauzug, and file 1768 register book of barrack 2 in KL Auschwitz; Reel 8, file 183, book of the penal company, file 930, book of the underground isolated cell in barrack 11, vol. 1, and file 931, book of the underground isolated cell in barrack 11, vol. 2; Reel 9, file 2097, card index of prisoners in barrack 11; Reel 10, file 2098, card index of prisoners in barrack 11; Reel 11, file 2099, card index of prisoners in barrack 11; Reel 12, file 2100, card index of prisoners in barrack 11; Reels 13-23 contain files 2101-2111, card index of Russian prisoners of war who died in KL Auschwitz.

Access and Use: Unrestricted access. Restrictions on use. See Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka donor file for details.

Summary: Contains register books, card indexes, and various other records relating to the "state of the day" in Auschwitz concentration camp; the camp for female Gypsies Birkenau concentration camp; the camp for male Gypsies in Birkenau concentration camp; prisoner numbers; prisoner barracks; the SS Baubrigade Bauzug; the penal company; the underground cell in barrack 11; and Russian prisoners of war who died in Auschwitz concentration camp.

Citation: Standard citation for United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives. Cite Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka as holder of originals.

Originals in: Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka, Oswiecim, Poland.

Language: In German.

Provenance: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Programs Department ordered microfilm copies of the documents from Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka in 1997. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the microfilms on May 1, 1998.


Reel 1

File 97
Book of the state of the day in KL Auschwitz, vol. 1.

Reel 2

File 154
Register book of the Gypsy camp in Birkenau (men)

Reel 3

File 155
Register book of the Gypsy camp in Birkenau (women)

Reel 4

File 1040
Book of prisoner numbers.

Reel 5

File 1074
Book of the state of the day in KL Auschwitz, vol. 2.

Reel 6

File 1769
Card index of different barracks.

Reel 7

File 182
Register book of barrack 16a

File 572
Register book of barrack 22b from Abteilung BIb in Birkenau.

File 708
SS Baubrigade Bauzug.

Register book of barrack 2 in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 8

File 183
Book of the penal company.

File 930
Book of the underground isolated cell in barrack 11, vol. 1.

File 931
Book of the underground isolated cell in barrack 11, vol. 2.

Reel 9

File 2097
Card index of prisoners in barrack 11.

Reel 10

File 2098
Card index of prisoners in barrack 11.

Reel 11

File 2099
Card index of prisoners in barrack 11.

Reel 12

File 2100
Card index of prisoners in barrack 11.

Reel 13

Files 2101-2111
Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 14

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 15

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 16

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 17

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 18

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 19

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 20

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 21

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 22

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

Reel 23

Card index of Russian prisoners of war that died in KL Auschwitz.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid

Auschwitz concentration camp records : Abteilung IIIa - Arbeitseinsatz, 1942-1945 (bulk 1944) [microform]. [manuscript RG-04.065M]

11 microfilm reels.

Organized: Reel 1, files 273-445 and 1142-176, documents and telegrams regarding the work of prisoners; Reel 2, files 1504-775, card index of the prisoners working as electricians; Reel 3, files 1505-457, card index of prisoners working as ironworkers; Reel 4, files 1778, 1106, 1107, and 1108, daily reports about working prisoners in Auschwitz I, II, and III; Reel 5, files 2064, 2065, 2066, and 2067, daily reports about working prisoners in Auschwitz I, II, and III; Reel 6, files 2068, 2069, 2070, and 2071, daily reports about working prisoners in Auschwitz; Reel 7, files 1787, 1788, and 1789, register of prisoners working in the Zentralbauleitung; Reel 8, file 1759, lists of bonuses; Reel 9, file 1760, lists of bonuses; Reel 10, file 1761, lists of bonuses; and Reel 11, file 1762, lists of bonuses, and file 1142, Häftlings Personal Karte, ca. 1944.

Access and Use: Unrestricted access. Restrictions on use. See Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka donor file for details.

Summary: Contains telegrams, card files, card indexes, reports, registers, name lists, and various other documents relating to the prisoner labor force in Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz concentration camps. Select files relate to camp prisoners working as electricians and ironworkers. The records date from 1942 to 1945, with the bulk dating from 1944.

Citation: Standard citation for United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives. Cite Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka as holder of originals.

Originals in: Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka, Oswiecim, Poland.

Language: Chiefly in German with some Polish.

Provenance: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Programs Department order microfilm copies of the documents from Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka in 1997. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the microfilms on May 1, 1998.


Reel 1

Files 273-445 and 1142-176
Documents and telegrams relating to the work of prisoners, 1944. Arrangement is numerical by prisoner number.

Reel 2

Files 1504-775
Card index of the prisoners working as electricians, ca. 1943-1944. Arrangement is numerical by prisoner number.

Reel 3

Files 1505-457
Card index of prisoners working as ironworkers, ca. 1943-1944. Arrangement is numerical by prisoner number.

Reel 4

Files 1778, 1106, 1107, and 1108
Daily reports about working prisoners in Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz, 1942-1944. In some cases, arrangement is numerical by prisoner number.

Reel 5

Files 2064, 2065, 2066, and 2067
Daily strength reports for Auschwitz, Birkenau, Monowitz, and the Frauenlager, 1944. Arrangement is chronological.

Reel 6

Files 2068, 2069, 2070, and 2071
Daily reports about working prisoners in Auschwitz, 1944. Arrangement is chronological.

Reel 7

Files 1787, 1788, and 1789
Register of prisoners working in the Zentralbauleitung and reports on prisoner labor, 1943-1945.

Reel 8

File 1759
Lists of bonuses, 1943-1944.

Reel 9

File 1760
Lists of bonuses, 1944.

Reel 10

File 1761
Lists of bonuses, 1944.

Reel 11

File 1762
SS Führungshauptampt records, 1942-1944.

File 1142
Häftlings Personal Karte, ca. 1944.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid

Häftlingspersonalbogen from Auschwitz concentration camp, May 1942 - October 1944. [manuscript RG-04.031M]

9 microfilm reels.

Summary: Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen (prisoner registration forms) 1 through 331 for female prisoners at the women's camp at Auschwitz and Häftlingspersonalbogen 1 through 4,500 for male prisoners at the Auschwitz main camp. Each of the Häftlingspersonalbogen contains information about a particular Jew brought to Auschwitz from one of a number of locations in Europe, such as date of birth, place of birth, marital status, date of arrest, date of entry into the camp, nationality, occupation, religion, race, and physical appearance. Also included is information about use of prisoners for labor; prisoners transferred from Majdanek; and divisions of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt making arrests of Jews to be sent to Auschwitz. The bulk dates for the creation of the forms range from May 1943 to October 1944. Some forms dated 1943 are found out of sequence at the end of reel 9.

Reel 1

(Häftlingspersonalbogen for female prisoners)

Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen (registration forms) 1 through 331 for female prisoners in the women's camp at Auschwitz. The forms contain information such as date of birth, place of birth, nationality, occupation, marital status, the prisoner's physical appearance, and their prisoner number. The women registered include Jews from Greece, Poland, Germany, and France.

(Häftlingspersonalbogen for male prisoners)

The Häftlingspersonalbogen contain information such as date of birth, place of birth, nationality, occupation, marital status, the prisoner's physical appearance, and their prisoner number. Among the persons registered are Jews from Greece, Poland, Germany, France, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, The Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Belgium, Palestine, Latvia, Luxembourg, and Italy.

Reel 2

Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen 1 through 750.

Reel 3

Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen 751 through 1500.

Reel 4

Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen 1501 through 2229.

Reel 5

Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen 2230 through 3023.

Reel 6

Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen 3001 through 3750.

There is an overlap of 23 forms in the numbering scheme - #3001 to #3023.

Reel 7

Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen 3752 through 4500.

Reel 8

Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen 4501 through 5250.

Reel 9

Contains Häftlingspersonalbogen 5251 through 5423.


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Part 1 of 6:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid

Records of the Zentralbauleitung der Waffen-SS und Polizei in Auschwitz (Osobyi fond #502) (Central Construction Admin. of the Waffen SS and Police, branch office in Auschwitz) [manuscript RG-11.001M.03]

Reel 18 (near end)

Translation of folder descriptions in Opis 1, from Russian into English. Note: these verbatim translations include German names of persons or firms, transliterated from the Cyrillic. Therefore the spelling may not be correct. The entries also, for some folders, include an initial code number which may have been part of some previous filing system antedating their acquisition by the Soviet archive.


28 Various Gestapo reports on Jews in business, with indication whether they had emigrated. List of Sponsored Emigration of Jews to Italy (December 1937 - January 1938). List of Jewish emigrants, destination not identified (January 1938). 1937 - 1938.

29 Handwritten list of (presumably) Jewish names with geographic location (some carry annotation "is not a Jew"). 1939.


5 Description by an individual taking part in a joint youth and training camp with support from a Dresden Jewish welfare organization. 1930 - 1934.


6 Letter about foreign Jews who set up a "Society for the Furtherance of Jewish Settlements in the USSR" (19 December 1931), with statutes of organization and related correspondence, press clippings, etc. List of names (possibly related to above). Membership list of Society. Dutch press material on boycott of Nazi Germany. 1931 - 1935.

7 List of religious and cultural events scheduled by German Jewish organizations. 1936 - 1937.

8 Letter from Zionist Information Bureau for Tourism in Palestine. 1936.

9 Extensive Gestapo reports on arrests because of communist activities. SD memorandum, "Agitation Abroad Because of German Actions Against Jews." List of Reich Representatives of Jews in Germany (May 1937). Additional listing of scheduled Jewish events (December 1936). 1937 - 1941.

10 Press reports from Baden about the appearance of Jewish "defilers of the race" in court. 1937.

10a Report to Gestapo announcing a meeting of the Reich representatives of German Jews. 1937.


656 Press clippings on various Jewish issues abroad, including photo of Jewish-Catholic anti-German demonstration in New York (August 1935). Various foreign press clippings with anti-German material and on situation of Jews in Germany. 1938(?)

698 More foreign press material as well as German domestic coverage, this time about anti-German movements abroad. no date.


[Heading: Directives, orders, commands, and staffs of central administrative bodies.]
[Subheading: Main SS Administrative Directorate (Berlin).]

1 Directives, circulars, and orders of Main SS Administrative Directorate and other leading bodies regarding construction in concentration camps and internal organization of the SS. 1940 - 1944. 420 pp.

Various orders and directives on conservation of scarce resources, belt-tightening, travel restrictions, all related to war conditions. Measures to be taken after bombing and incendiary damages. Memo addressed to SS Construction Administration Auschwitz and other camps, with orders to closely watch supplies and construction materials. Various memos to concentration camps of an administrative nature, including one in November 1940 that no new construction is to take place without Berlin approval. Directive to all SS officials dealing with concentration camps that only cost-effective and technically capable outside firms can work on new construction. Headquarters Order #4: Inspection of Dachau facilities by German Experimental Institution for Nutrition and Food, forbidding the institution from making visits which do not have the highest SS approval, "even when they are visits by high SS functionaries whom the Dachau camp commander personally escorts." Long lists of SS construction offices, addresses and leaders of Waffen SS and Police in Germany, Poland, Norway, Baltic countries, Central and Southern Romania. Setting up a Construction Office of the Waffen SS in the Administration of the Auschwitz camp (June 1943). Memo on how to accommodate sick prisoners in Auschwitz. Authorizations for additional construction in Auschwitz (June 1943). 1940(?)

2 Directives and orders. Namelists of headquarters and staff of the construction administration at Auschwitz. 1941 - 1943. 211 pp.

Organizational and personnel chart of SS Economic-Administrative Main Office. Series of organizational reports concerning SS/Police construction work throughout occupied Russia. Detailed reports on best utilization of food waste and other items from SS quarters, best method for promoting clean water and purify contaminated wells, and how to dispose of liquid waste, etc. 1941 - 1943.

3 Circulars and directives regarding approval of construction budgets, etc. 1941 - 1944. 256 pp.

Rules concerning military and private property; directives on construction work to be done under varying circumstances in newly occupied Eastern Territories (September 1942). Memo on "Requisitioning and Pay Scale of Prisoners for Construction Sections," pertaining to concentration camp inmates. Allocation of building resources for Auschwitz, January 1944. Detailed breakdown of Auschwitz construction projects in what is called POW camp (January 1944). In the section on detailed measurements for various projects there is mention of women's camp, crematoriums (II, III, and IV, giving required cubic meters to be excavated). Memo on payment for work by prisoners at Oranienburg (October 1943). 1941 - 1943.

Reel 19

4 Instruction regarding proper use of resources allocated for construction. Definition of the functions of departments of the Main Administrative Directorate and their leaders. 1942. 31 pp.

From SS Economic Main Administration Office, Construction Department. Continues with directives for construction, costs, payments for SS-administered properties. Memo on assembling labor force, with section reporting on Jews utilized (May 1942). Regulations for street and road design to assure uniformity of construction of roads within and outside of camps. 1942.

5 Orders of Sections S/Sh, U, U1 of the Main Administrative Directorate. 1940 - 1942. 88 pp.

From Reichsführer SS/Inspector of Concentration camps on speed-up in unloading of freight cars (concerning Oranienburg), 22 August 1940: "We have reasons for referring to the fact that railroad freight cars intended for concentration camps must be unloaded immediately (on Sundays and holidays as well). This should be the practice not only in normal times, but particularly now with the increased need for railroad freight cars...." Göring directive on importance of using rolling stock for military purposes (May 1942).

6 Orders and circulares of the Main Administrative Directorate. 1942 - 1943. 14 pp.

March 1942 directives approving Auschwitz camp commander's request for constructing a Branch Camp for women (to be sent from Ravensbrück), and specification of construction requirements. Construction Order 153, concerning Auschwitz branch women's camp, with specifics of construction and utilization of existing facilities, noting that construction work was concluded (June 1942). Various directives for Auschwitz construction and protection of construction offices and their vehicles.

7 Staffs of Group "C" of the Main Administrative Directorate Berlin. 1942 - 1943. 110 pp.

Additional organization and staffing charts of SS Economic Main Administrative Office (July 1942); Main Administration C/I/2 deals with concentration camp and POW camps.

8 Orders of the Main Administrative Directorate to heads of construction directorates regarding various construction issues such as payments to various categories of construction workers; on means of defense against bombs; on tariff rates; etc. 1943 - 1944. 241 pp.

Various directives and instructions on rental of construction equipment and cost breakdowns, including detailed instructions on how to build air raid shelters and protect buildings against incendiary bombs. A December 1943 order from Dr. Wirths, camp doctor in Auschwitz, about keeping personnel from entering barracks which have been fumigated because of vermin. Cites case of last-minute stopping of a civilian worker who would "certainly have died" if he had entered such a barrack. Time schedule (September 1943) for presenting cost estimates for a number of Auschwitz construction projects. Included are the upgrading of 14 inmate quarters in the main camp, and of crematorium III. Memo about the use of Polish and Czech civilian workers in Auschwitz (July 1943). This is in response to camp commander Höss' letter apparently requesting their replacement with Germans: request denied because their withdrawal would lead to discontinuation of all construction work. Memo on "Contracts with Defense Industry in Concentration Camps and Hiring Units of Waffen-SS for Defense Industry Purposes" (October 1942). Sent to camps Weimar-Buchenwald, Auschwitz, Hamburg-Neuengamme, and Ravensbrück women's camp. Auschwitz camp commander's directive on daily working time for prisoners (6:00am to 5:00pm, with half hour lunch). German office workers: 7:00am to 12:00 noon, 1:00 to 5:00pm; Saturdays 7:00am to 1:30pm (October 1943). Various directives concerning cost-estimates for work involving only prisoners, and with prisoners as part of the work force.

9 Circulares, instructions, and orders of the Main SS Administrative Directorate, Berlin regarding construction of concentration camps. 1940 - 1944. 324 pp.

List of SS members in Auschwitz command ordered to work in the central construction office, as of 18 December 1942. Series of Command Orders for Auschwitz dealing with a variety of topics, including prisoner escort duty, loss of camp IDs ("This could encourage prisoner escapes and will therefore result in severe punishment for person who lost the ID.") List of military construction projects (March 1942) mentioning a number of concentration camps with such projects. Construction plan for Auschwitz with expansion of certain sections.


[Subheading: Main Directorate for Administration and Construction (Berlin).]

10 Orders of the Main Directorate for Administration and Construction to Department P. 1940 - 1942. 116 pp.

Series of reports, memos, etc., dealing with construction, construction materials, inspection of unspecified projects, and reports on completed projects.

11 Orders of the Main Directorate for Administration and Construction (Berlin). 1940 - 1943. 75 pp.

Cost for construction in unspecified camp [assume it is Auschwitz] as of end of March 1941 (42,000 German marks for crematorium, prisoners quarters, delousing buildings, guard towers, etc.) Construction plan for Auschwitz during second and third war economy year (June 1941); includes 30 new prisoner barracks, five guard towers, extension of camp wall and wire fencing. By December 1941 camp was supposed to hold 18,000 POWs, hence permission was granted for a number of above projects. Memo inquiry about progress on electrified fence for the thirty new prisoner barracks (May 1943). Telegram from Auschwitz requesting immediate authorization for electrified fences for prisoner barracks and crematorium (April 1943).

12 Organizational plans and structural diagrams of Department P. of the Main Directorate for Administration and Construction, the construction inspectorate, central construction directorates, and construction directorates. 1941. 48 pp.

Charts and memos concerning organization of SS construction companies.

13 Report of Department P. (construction) of the Main Directorate for Administration and Construction on projects in 1941. 1941. 20 pp.

1941 report from Construction Department of the Main Office for Budget and Construction. In this report it is mentioned that "plans were drawn up for a delousing building for the Waffen-SS, police and the camp [Auschwitz] well as for temporary and completed crematoriums, incinerators and various execution [Hinrichtangs] facilities."

[Subheading: Main Administrative Directorate of Commanding SS Forces (Berlin).]

14 Orders. 1940 - 1941. 7 pp.

Various SS administrative matters for camp personnel, such as vacations for children of SS, travel authorization for vacations, etc.

[Subheading: State Plenipotentiary for Implementation of the Four-Year Plan (Berlin).]

15 Orders. 1940 - 1944. 35 pp.

Series of organizational reports related to construction, staff competences. August 1944 directive dealing with difficulties in construction industry resulting in cut-backs of various planned projects. Göring directive on specified schools which have to provide students not otherwise utilized for urgent immediate defense work tasks. Replacement for road transportation workers who are going into the army (October 1944).

16 Leading materials of higher bodies regarding construction in occupied territories, especially the Eastern Territories. 1942. 42 pp.

Various directives for SS construction industry (May 1942). List of SS construction offices and construction programs in occupied territories, specifically in the eastern areas.

[Subheading: Orders and Reports of the Central Construction Directorate of SS Forces and Police (Auschwitz).]

17 Orders. 1941 - 1943. 126 pp.

Urgent directives for the construction of quarantine sections in the newly built POW camps [Auschwitz]. Various directives about prisoner escorting, etc. Höss order forbidding prisoners to drive a car of and making copy of keys. Directive from Auschwitz camp doctor to all SS staffers from the camp construction office or construction teams on delousing procedures. Series of directives to SS construction personnel (January 1943). One orders all SS members of central construction organization into a three-week quarantine and prohibits prisoner cleaning personnel from entering their barracks. During that period, no SS member is to come in contact with camp prisoners. Local Directive 108 [Auschwitz], May 1943, concerning defense and secrecy requirements: "In particular, plans for the crematoria are to be strictly controlled. No plan can be passed to the work brigade...and all plans must be kept under lock and key when not in use...." Local Directive 115: Czech technicians used for construction work must under no circumstances come in contact with prisoners (June 1943).

18 Activity reports of heads of departments of the Central Construction Directorate. 1941. 52 pp.

Various directives from the SS and Police Construction Department concerning labor utilization in Auschwitz; how (civilian) workers are to be assigned and used by the authorized construction firms, including directives for all workers living within the camp. This also includes reports that Gestapo informed the construction outfit that certain workers are not reliable and are to be dismissed. In October 1941, the two private construction firms doing work in Auschwitz (Lenz Co. and Huta Co.) employed 390 civilian workers.

19 Reports [protokol'nyye zapisi] on progress of construction (Aktenvermerke) of the Central Construction Directorate. 1941 - 1942. 156 pp.

17 continued.

File entry: Auschwitz (November 1941): so far 10,000 Russian POWs have arrived. Request for construction material to provide space for them. File entry: urgent construction plans for 1942, included among them are crematorium (depending on available workers) and additional work on POW camp. Note about work-related discussions of construction supervisors concerning assignment of vehicles for construction purposes, listing one light truck for "crematorium in POW camp." Partial (poorly reproduced) map of what seems to be part of Auschwitz camp. Visit by high SS officer, Pohl, to Auschwitz, September 1942. He is to see among other things "decontamination and personal property storage (Aktion Reinhardt); "Station Z of Aktion Reinhardt." Chart (September 1942) of Total Labor Assignments in Auschwitz and Birkenau (more than 22,000). Pohl's speech at conclusion of his Auschwitz inspection. Prisoners used in various private and defense industries [Auschwitz]: breakdown by numbers; total 18,984 (October 1942). Not on expansion of Auschwitz railroad station (December 1942) (to be used mostly for deliveries of construction materials).

20 Reports by construction directorate employees on official trips. 1941 - 1942. 15 pp.

SS Construction Program for Fiscal 1942; Auschwitz list includes among other items a crematorium for POW camp. Various travel reports for purposes of discussions on getting required materials for camp construction (May 1941).

21 Reports on progress of construction (Aktenvermerke). Copies and duplicates (Central Construction Directorate Auschwitz). 1942 - 1944. 66 pp.

Various reports about construction in agricultural sections attached to Auschwitz. Various construction contracts for work in Auschwitz. Assignment of specialists for work on crematoriums I and II (January 1943). A notice from Auschwitz camp commander (January 1943) who wants a report about the performance of all crematoriums and also about the "ring crematorium" built most recently. Note for the files (November 1943) about proper Insulation of Electric Delousing Instruments in POW Gypsy Camp. Notes for files on occasion of another Pohl visit to Auschwitz (June 1944). Lists among many construction tasks "Three Barracks for Immediate Measures `Jewish Action';" camouflaging crematoriums;" "building six rooms for corpses in crematoriums I and II."

22 Schedule of reports on the implementation of calendar plans for construction. 1941 - 1944. 206 pp.

Handwritten charts for construction deadlines on various construction projects in Auschwitz including work on crematorium, expansion of crematorium.

23 Orders and directives of the Central Construction Directorate Auschwitz. 1940 - 1944. 77 pp.

Various directives about vacations for Auschwitz SS staff; prevention of spreading of typhus; delousing of SS staff. Pointing out how SS can apply preventive measures as typhus spreads in camp. Directive on use of prisoners in private and staff homes.

23a Technical report on construction of connecting railroad branches for the SS prisoner-of-war camp in Osventsim. 1942.

24 Reports on construction projects carried out in the camp in 1942 (renovation of dormitories, electrification, equipping the garage, etc.). 1941 - 1943. 525 pp.

Various construction reports, including one for Auschwitz, December 1942. It reports that work was continued on crematoriums I, II, III, and IV, with a 60-percent completion of crematorium II, and a five-percent completion of crematorium IV.

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Various reports on work being down in and around Auschwitz, road work, vehicle requirements, construction machinery, etc. Some of the reports in November 1942, reporting on work in the POW camp, mention quarantine buildings, a "gas room" which is to include two ovens, and work on crematoriums I, II, III, and IV. An October 1942 Auschwitz construction report mentions use of the following work force: 931 civilian workers; 5,235 male prisoners; 1,328 female prisoners (a July 1942 work report mentions the use of almost 12,000 prisoners during that month). Additional work reports detail what was being done from November 1941 through April 1942.

25 Copies of orders of the local SS directorate and the Central Construction Directorate Auschwitz regarding construction of Konzlagers and internal regulations of SS forces and institutions. 1941 - 1944. 196 pp.

Various directives for Auschwitz building and construction personnel; examples: civilian employees and workers cannot use washrooms and toilets in SS quarters; no smoking in construction offices, and other rules for those employed in construction. One directive prohibits use of prisoners detailed to a specific task for other work. Another points out that everyone working directly under SS control in a given location becomes part of that SS entity and is therefore subject to the special laws and courts dealing with SS members. In July 1942 the camp commander announces that the entire camp is quarantined because of typhus. None of the SS construction crew can leave the camp. Order no. 29/44 (November 1944) announces that from now on Auschwitz I becomes Concentration Camp Auschwitz and that Auschwitz II is now Concentration Camp Konowitz. A discussion of one of the Pohl visits to Auschwitz (July 1944) mentions the building of six rooms for corpses [Leichenkammer] in the camp.

26 Reports [protokol'nyye zapisi] on progress of construction (Aktenvermerke) of the Central Construction Directorate. 1943. 198 pp.

Various reports on Auschwitz agricultural enterprise, razing of old, formerly Polish buildings in greater Auschwitz region. Detailed list of division of labor for construction work in Auschwitz POW camp. Report on visit of Group Leader and SS Lt. General Frank in Auschwitz, April 1943. An item for the record about space to be provided for German Military Equipment Factory in Auschwitz. Report on Pohl visit to Auschwitz, August 1943, at the conclusion of which he announced that Auschwitz SS personnel will no longer have to do military front duty. Various discussions with German industry representatives about construction of their facilities in Auschwitz, among them Krupp, Höntsch Co., etc. One report (September 1943) covers discussion on who is to pay for the replacement of faulty chimney material in crematorium I, with the builder contending that the damage resulted from heat stress in the individual ovens, something that was not factored in during the design phase. September 1943 reports about shortfall in required prisoner labor force.

27 Quarterly and monthly reports on projects in various parts of the camp for 1943. Information on measures carried out in the camp (repairs, construction projects, etc.). 1942 - 1943. 36 pp.

Various detailed reports about Auschwitz construction projects in fall 1942.

28 Communications, reports, and messages to the Main SS Administrative Directorate and to firms regarding construction plans, estimates, separate measures. 1943 - 1944. 512 pp.

More reports and messages on construction in and around Auschwitz, November 1944. Report about bombing damage in the Auschwitz complex (September 1944). Report on urgently needed work in

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Birkenau (July 1944) Request for fence material for expansion of the "protective custody" section in Auschwitz I. A whole series of reports and related messages for various Auschwitz reconstruction projects and new construction, among those: building of saunas for SS personnel, repairs after barracks fire (December 1943). Other reports deal with thefts of construction materials. One report concerns security requirements for camp personnel and workers and the establishment of a 100 meter-wide no-man's neutral zone around the camp perimeter, to be marked by signs warning "Stop! Concentration camp Area! Neutral Zone! Shooting without prior warning." A list of businesses engaged in work in Auschwitz, with categories of civilian workers by qualification and speciality. Report on construction of guard towers in concentration and POW camps (16 large, 45 medium, and 42 smaller guard towers). The existing towers do not serve their purpose and lack sanitary facilities, which the new ones must have. Utilization of Dutch civilian labor force in camp work. Report of setting up a kitchen for the camp dog complement. Repeated references to "Entwesungsanlagen" [cover word for gas chambers; Zyklon B was shipped to "Abteilung Entwesung und Entseuchung," Auschwitz]. Building of "Effekten" barracks, [rooms to hold clothes and luggage taken from prisoners upon arrival in camp].

29 Reports [protokol'nyye zapisi] on progress of construction (Aktenvermerke). 1944. 61 pp.

More reports and notices concerning camp construction materials, motor vehicle fuel, etc. (Auschwitz, January 1944). Pohl visit to Auschwitz, June 1944.

[Heading: Orders and Commands of the Komandatura of the Concentration Camp and Garrison, Auschwitz.]

30 Orders of central administration organizations to the camp. 1940 - 1944. 27 pp.

Order of 12 November 1943: Höss becomes Auschwitz commander. Camp consists of Camp I (main camp), II (women's camp), and III (outlying camp).

[Subheading: Komandatura of KL Auschwitz.]

31 Orders. 1940 - 1943. 76 pp.

Various Command Directives, Auschwitz, dealing with personnel, organizational changes, responsibilities of those supervising and guarding prisoners (a subsidary report tells about one prisoner who escaped in a box loaded on a truck by his comrades).

32 Orders and commands of the komandatura of the Auschwitz concentration camp. 1940 - 1943. 314 pp.

A whole series of Command Directives on administrative matters such as use of vehicles in camp, guard duty, punishment of derelict SS personnel, photography in camp (not authorized without camp commander's permission). Interspersed are special directives on training schedule, Sunday time off, etc. One covers the visit of Reichsführer SS Himmler (February 1941). An August 1941 directive notes that as of September 1, the fence around the camp will bere electrified from noon on. An April 1942 directive deals with secrecy with respect to every installation and event in the concentration camp. "All SS members of the Auschwitz camp have been instructed and are obliged under oath to keep secret information about all installations and occurences in the camp while serving there...There are good grounds for pointing out that any and all violations of that obligation will be considered a treasonable offense...." The greater part of these Command Directives deal with personnel promotions, furloughs, required ID, lost-and-found items. One special directive announces the appointment of a chief for the guard dog detail and includes a warning that only authorized personnel can touch the dogs or influence them in any manner. Another directive, Waffen-SS Directive, 15 July 1942: "The photographing of executions within and without the Reich area is prohibited. It is also prohibited to urge non-SS members to photograph executions. Permission for taking pictures for official purposes can be granted only by chiefs of Stapo offices. All existing photos taken up to now are to be collected and destroyed."

33 Correspondence of the Central Construction Directorate with the komandatura of the camp on supplying camp staff personnel with firearms. 1941 - 1944. 10 pp.

Various administrative directives for Auschwitz, many dealing with the wearing of pistols by SS personnel in the camp.

34 No. 55/12. Correspondence with the Main SS Administrative Directorate regarding the use of stables to store possessions of prisoners. 1942 - 1944. 4 pp.

Administrative notes of very poor quality, difficult to decipher.

35 Correspondence on photographing camps. 1942. 7 pp.

Request for copies of official pictures of the camp in Auschwitz, with directives for prints according to objective: POW camp, Birkenau, Main Camp, etc.

36 Orders of the commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (copies). 1942 - 1943. 134 pp.

More Command Directives (in many instances repeats of documents contained in folder 32).

37 22/7. Correspondence with the Central Construction Directorate with information and inquiries about prisoners. 1941 - 44. 37 pp.

Notes from Central Construction Office in Auschwitz concerning various personnel matters of civilian employees. There is also a list of prisoners entitled to work outside of Construction Office and beyond the guard posts (September 1943).

38 No. 79/210. Correspondence with the Main SS Administrative Directorate regarding cordoning off a part of the camp with barbed wire. 1944. 170 pp.

Memo on erecting barbed wire fence at certain Auschwitz locations as well as around the entire camp, with cost estimates and construction specifications. Copies of blueprints of how fence is to be constructed.

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Schematic map of Auschwitz showing where all-around barbed wire fence is to run. Various memos on fence requirements, purchases, etc. (Fall 1943). Memo on the housing of 2-3,000 women in new buildings of "Protective Custody Camp" (July 1944). Various memos on construction material needed for work in Auschwitz; memos from German firms doing work in Auschwitz concerning bids for carpentry and other work in camp. Details, with plans, for an "Übergabestation" in Auschwitz.

[Subheading: Chief of the Garrison at Auschwitz.]

39 Orders. 1941 - 1944. 108 pp.

Standort Befehl [Standort: Post; in Auschwitz the Standort incorporated all camp sections as well as territory outside the camp but under its control, namely the city of Auschwitz and the village of Neuberun.] that all Polish businesses are off limits for SS. SS staff is prohibited from visiting the camp canteen with wives and/or daughters. More Commander's Orders, some prohibiting visits to local restaurants, or entry into local villages; one house in Auschwitz is cited as a house of Polish prostitution and entry is strictly prohibited (see item below). Other administrative matters covered in these Orders warn against careless crossing of railroad tracks. One House Directive deals with the safeguarding of Auschwitz construction plans: "...plans for the crematoriums are to be particularly stringently supervised" and locked up. One directive stipulates that SS is to absolutely leave untouched items brought in by prisoners, such as clothing, gold and other valuables, food, etc.; "These items belong to the State." Announced in November 1943 that as a result of partitioning Concentration camp Auschwitz into three concentration camps (KL I, II, and III), guard duties have been expanded and reassigned. In December 1943, camp commander Höss writes: "Because of existing conditions, I want to state that visiting Auschwitz [city] houses of prostitution is strictly forbidden for all SS members. I will have every SS man who is found anywhere near these houses immediately arrested." One directive announces that as of February 1944, all guard dogs will wear an identifying body blanket, which will be yellow with black SS letters a white circular panel.

40 Orders. 1940 - 1944. 18 pp.

More Standort Befehle (Post Orders).

[Heading: Staff namelists and ID's, Central Construction Directorate, Auschwitz]

41 25, 117/6, 121/37, 121/23, 121/24. ID's and certificates issued by the Central Construction Directorate Auschwitz to staff, workers, and firms. 1940 - 1944. 194 pp.

A series of special authorizations for civilian workers at various Auschwitz construction projects. Other items certify and confirm the importance of work done in Auschwitz by a series of German small or specialized firms.

42 Correspondence of the Central Construction Directorate with the komandatura on deductions from the allowances of Central Construction Directorate personnel. 1940. 4 pp.

Various memos citing names of SS staffers in Auschwitz who are on outside detail and are not to receive meals for a limited period during their absence.

43 26/0. Reports on official trips of personnel of the Central Construction Directorate Auschwitz. 1940 - 1943. 44 pp.

More on Auschwitz SS construction office's dealings with private German firms for such work as building of barracks, or about construction material required, etc. Also reports of meetings among SS construction office representatives to discuss plans for upcoming work in Auschwitz (1941).

44 ID's (copies) issued to camp personnel: Koval, Yanish, Swoboda, and others. 1941 - 1942. 13 pp.

Various memos authorizing named individuals to buy construction material, take pictures inside of camp, visit various construction sites for inspection purposes, take trips to acquire components needed for construction in Auschwitz.

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45 Correspondence and orders regarding SS personnel at Auschwitz. 1940 - 1944. 64 pp.

Memo on access to restricted areas in Birkenau. July 1942 memo stipulating that all civilians used by private firms authorized to do construction work in Auschwitz cannot go beyond the camp perimeter; violators will be severly punished. More individual access permits, lists of SS personnel on vacation who are not to receive rations. Request for additional pistols for SS members who are required to carry them because they are in contact with prisoners. Memo from Auschwitz SS headquarters concerning SS volunteers from Romania. Memo issued by the army on "Typhus for the Attention of Soldiers" outlining causes and prevention of infection, to be posted in Auschwitz.

46 SS personnel and commanders of the Central Construction Directorate Auschwitz. 1941 - 1944. 80 pp.

List of task categories and personnel assignments under Chief of Central Construction Office of SS and Police, Auschwitz. Detailed citations of areas of competence (January 1942). Similar lists from October 1941 and February 1943. Additional staffings list of various sections of SS construction office with areas of competence. List of key SS personnel in charge of important construction tasks and the need for their continuing presence so that the work does not lag. List of 14 key SS employees, followed in each case by detailed description of individual responsibilities. This is followed by citation of outgoing construction projects within the competence of each of the above key employees. Another attachment breaks down the tasks to be done, such as support and repair of required vehicles, lists the staff of civilian and prisoner specialists such as carpenters or locksmiths, covers supervision in the various specialized work shops, with the number of prisoners used in each. There are also lists of prisoners working at construction sites, and a list of SS specialists (31) assigned to the Central Construction Office (December 1942).

47 ID's and certificates of staff and workers of the Central Construction Directorate Auschwitz. 1943 - 1944. 18 pp.

More memos requesting purchase and travel permission for the acquiring of supplies for individual SS personnel from the Central Construction Office. Report about Auschwitz road construction projects (August 1943).

48 Correspondence on transferring the affairs of one head of production to another. 1943 - 1944. 98 pp.

1943 and 1944 notes and documents on the transfer of responsibilities to newly assigned personnel. Detailed lists of vehicles, bicycles, other modes of transportation, repair shops and their contents. Breakdown of stock and buildings in agricultural camp. List of buildings and their content to be handed over to camp construction office. Various inventories, mostly of SS quarters and offices. Also detailed account of all contents of seed store, and contents of photo shop. Inventory of contents of construction drafting office (mentions seven schematic drawings of crematoriums II and III); detailed lists of every building in the camp, when permission for construction was issued, when plans were approved, and the degree of completeion for each project. Details about reports submitting requests for prison labor; survey office report for Auschwitz, Birkenau, and POW camp (1943).

49 Correspondence of the Central Construction Directorate with the food department on issuing ration-books to staff personnel. 1943 - 1944. 45 pp.

Various memos on rations for SS personnel assigned to camp construction office, as well as requests for food stamps for civilans in SS construction office. Various handwritten notes, subjects difficult to determine, containing names, and addresses, some annotated "to be added to furlough list" random

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pages from desk or wall calendars (1943) with notes. Various administraive memos concerning shoe repair for civilian employees, assignments of quarters, dismissal of civilian employees, greetings to birthday celebrants.

50 Staff namelists of central institutions and the Central Construction Directorate Auschwitz. 1940 - 1944. 45 pp.

A 1944 memo on assignment of personnel for military front service or in the arms industry notes that the Auschwitz central construction office consisted of 71 SS personnel and 40 civilan employees. From Reichsführer SS, Berlin, list of restaurants and coffee houses in Greater Berlin where SS in uniform can dance. Name lists of members of central construction office in Auschwitz includes (civilan) Poles and Belgians. Another list contains names of people to recieve IDs. Memo on new organization of construction office for concentration camps (July 1944). Main Department c/I/2 deals with construciton in concentration and POW camps. Detailed division of tasks of the Central Construction Office of the Waffen SS and Police, Auschwitz (Chief of Enterprise: SS Hauptsturmführer Bischoff). One entry notes that tasks listed will at first require 1,000 civilians and 8,000 prison workers. One section is entitiled "Construction Office of POW Camp (carrying out Sonderbehandlung) Auschwitz [since 1939 Sonderbehandlung was synonymous with execution], and lists construction work on four crematoriums, four rooms for corpses, "Entwesungsanlage," "Entlausungs- und Saunaanlage." Breakdown of total monetary value and costs of all Auschwitz construction.

[Heading: Labor force]

51 No. 115. Correspondence with the Department of Labor in Berlin and Kotowice regarding supplying of labor for construction of KL and Stalags. 1940 - 1944. 70 pp.

Various memos on requirements for construction in Auschwitz (June 1944), including specialist personnel requirements, delivery of materials, and equipment, etc. Memo on providing labor for the construction of a POW camp of the Waffen SS in Auschwitz (November 1941). Whole series of memos dealing with work assignments of civilian workers. One memo deals with the fourth directive for carrying out the Four-Year Plan (August 1940) and notes that "...the Waffen SS here [Auschwitz] is entrusted with special tasks which cannot simply be publicized everywhere...."

52 Correspondence of regional and camp doctors with the Central Construction Directorate Auschwitz. 1940 - 1944. 27 pp.

Various requests for construction and repair tasks. A September 1940 memo from SS doctor in Auschwitz about shortcomings in the crematorium autopsy room which handles cases of "death without apparent cause, particularly by shooting, and death as the result of external application of force." Memo about construction for rooms for corpses in Birkenau (August 1944) as requested by Mengele, the SS doctor in that camp.

53 Tariff regulations. 1940 - 1944. 10 pp.

Memo and listings of tariff for use of various vehicles in Silesia from January 1938 to December 1940.

54 No. 39/7. Correspondence with kommandatura of the KL regarding the transfer of individual prisoners and groups of prisoners (indicating their surnames) for various projects to build barracks for prisoners. November 1941. August 1943. February 1944. 122 pp.

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Memos about prisoners in Auschwitz used for construction and related work; requests for special work assignments (prisoners requested are cited by number only, not by name). One request is for 500 Russian POWs for cleanup work around one construction site.

55 No. 112. Correspondence with the "Guta" firm on providing it manpower for the construction of a Stalag. Correspondence with the Military Construction Directorate in Glewitz on the delivery of equipment and payment therefore. 1940 - 1944. 78 pp.

Various receipts for Auschwitz construction office material used by civilians working for the office in the camp, with request for payment. Various memos and directives in connection with the construction of the POW camp, and submission of personnel and other requirements from German firms involved in this construction (November 1941). Bills from various German firms for work done in Auschwitz.

56 Correspondence of the KL agriculture section with the komandatura and Department Sh of the camp sending prisoners to fulfill urgent tasks. 1941 - 1943. 287 pp.

More memos on prison labor assignments, with justification of the need for such labor. One memo on the formation of female prisoner work commands (April 1943) specifies number of Jewish and Ukranian prisoners. A tally of prisoner-biologists in Birkenau lists 12 Jews and 3 Poles, and a breakdown by name of professional women gardeners lists 5 Jews. Request for prisoners for the agricultural camp for 1943, sent to Oranienburg, lists 300 specialists, 1,000 male workers, and 1,000 female workers.

57 Correspondence regarding civilian workers, their transportation, their clothing, etc. 1941 - 1943. 366 pp.

Memo from SS Central Construction Office in Auschwitz to 17 private firms engaged in construction deals with various rules and regulations. Handwritten lists of prisoners in use in various construction offices, by specialization and skills. List of names of prisoners working in the central construction office administration. Höss memo (April 1942) on work period for prisoners, with directive that at lunch break, after eating, prisoners are to rest so they can work better later on. Various applications for service deferments of civilian workers employed by private firms working in Auschwitz. List of German firms and work they performed in Auschwitz. Riedel and Sohn worked on "Entwesungsanlage" (June 1943). Request for 1,150 specialized Czech workers (February 1943). Report on SS members and their area of expertise in the Auschwitz construction office (January 1943).

58 Correspondence with firms regarding transportation (civilian) of their workers from one construction site to another, issuing them certificates, ID's, wages, etc. 1940 - 1943. 650 pp.

More reports about movement of civilian workers from and among Auschwitz construction sites. On measures how to hold on to key specialists needed for construction work.

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Various pieces of correspondence and memos dealing with administrative matters of the German firms involved in work in Auschwitz and of their civilian workers. Lists containing names of workers employed by various German firms. Other correspondence from the various firms requests deferment from military service for some of the specialist workers. One memo, from SS Auschwitz to

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Huta construction firm, states that four of its key workers can now be reassigned since they have completed their work on crematorium III (April 1943).

59 Correspondence with the firms Anhalt, Boos, Falk, Hirt, Guta, and others regarding manpower and its use, allocation of leaves of absence, supervision of work. 1941 - 1943. 43 pp.

Directive from SS Central Construction Office to all firms working in Auschwitz on labor assignments and requirements that all workers wear identifying armbands. Another directive, of February 1942, deals with where workers must enter camp, how guards are to be greeted, and gives more detailed information and rules about identifying armbands.

59a Letter from Director of Mines in Eastern Silesia Heine to the labor bureau in the city of Bielice(?) on sending an application for the hiring domestic servant Anna Foks (who has fulfilled her labor conscription). 22 September 1942.

Local labor office correspondence with a woman about compulsive service as home helper, including a questionnaire for family where she is to be employed.

60 No. 030. Correspondence regarding prisoners, their transportation from one site to another, clothing, etc. (with list of prisoners). 1940 - 1944. 96 pp.

Names of the Work Detail Firemen (or furnace stokers) in unspecified crematorium (contains 30 Jewish names; list cites names of those doing that work during an unspecified month). Names of Work Detail "Entwesungskammer" Birkenau, December 1944. Contains 103 names, listing kapos, prisoners selected by SS supervisor to supervise the other prisoners, assistant kapos, furnace stokers, foremen, two barbers (all Jewish names). Various memos on labor shortages, prisoner transfers from one camp to another. Table breaking down use of prison labor for various construction jobs as of June 1943, total 10,996 (1,264 specialists and 9,732 laborers). Request from Auschwitz for transfer of prisoners from Mauthausen and Buchenwald needed because of their special skills. Memo describing case of three prisoners working as surveyors who escaped, remaining 26 were forbidden to go out, and as a result the entire survey work of the central construction office came to a standstill. The camp's SS Political Department had doubts about the explanation of how this all came about, and the SS supervisors encountered difficulties. Detailed breakdown for February 1942, of prison labor on various construction projects. A later list gives the average prisoner-per-day work for each month of 1943, totaling 284,023. Memo of November 1942 about normal capacity of concentration and POW camps Auschwitz: Auschwitz can accommodate about 10,000 prisoners, POW camp from 60,500 to 113,000. Breakdown of numbers of prisoners by block in concentration camp.

61 Correspondence of the firm "Wechsel" Metallunion" with the labor department (Auschwitz) and the camp commandant on sending workers to fulfill urgent tasks. 1943. 94 pp.

Series of memos in this folder from Union Metal Industry which was doing work in the camp, requesting supplies, nightshift prison workers, and listing assignments of various prisoner specialists. Memos reflecting internal squabbling about competencies among SS personnel with regard to some of the work being done in the camp for the military. Requests for specialist prison labor from Oranienburg for Auschwitz needed for the production of munitions timers. The firm involved also produced pistols and small arms equipment.

62 Correspondence with the Construction Inspection Department regarding manpower and the delivery of construction materials. 1943. 22 pp.

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Various request memos for prison labor; cement; barbed wire fencing for "Polish Youth Detention Camp" Dzierzazna; fuel allocations for Auschwitz.

63 Circular appeals to firms carrying out various construction projects concerning worker disabilities and measures connected with this. 1943. 18 pp.

SS Central Construction Office circular memos to all German firms working in Auschwitz about a series of administrative matters pertaining to civilian workers.

64 No. 030/6. Correspondence with the firms "Kluge," "Industrie Bau," "Guta," regarding transfer, appointment, and discharge of workers. 1943. 43 pp.

Memos about personnel matters of various civilian employees. Memo about recruitment of foreign workers from the Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia for use in Auschwitz (November 1943). Various memos concerning transfer of labor specialists to various sites in Poland and Germany.

65 Doctors' findings regarding prisoners' capacity for work and demands for manpower. 1942 - 1943. 161 pp.

Memo from Auschwitz SS camp doctor [Wirths]: "It is detail seven prisoners from the "Entseuchungskommando" [gas chamber detail] for the transport of dust and ashes so that this accumulated material does not spoil." Report on transfer from "Peripheral Birkenau Camp Golleschau" of prisoners from protective custody camp who were examined by Birkenau SS doctor Mengele and declared to be fit for work in virtually all cases (apparently 100 workers were involved). Memo requesting relief of current Assistant Kapo in the "Entseuchungs Detail" and his replacement with a prisoner who had held the job previously. "Prisoner no. 111021 turned out to be unsuited for the job." Request for an additional 27 persons for the Birkenau gas chamber (December 1943). Auschwitz SS camp doctor dismisses a Jewish prisoner from his work as nurse in the prison hospital because of sloppy work. "The camp doctor urgently requests that the prisoner be sent to the Jaworzno coal mine so that he can learn what we call work." Request for increase of 15 men for the gas chamber in Auschwitz I "because the workload has increased." (November 1943). Various reports about medical examination of prisoners sent to Auschwitz during the year, with numbers of those found to be fit and able to work, can do light work, and cannot work. A whole series of assignments of prisoners specialists, doctors, dentists, and nurses, in work camps or mines where there is prison labor. This includes a report from the Auschwitz camp doctor on the sorry state of health among 658 prisoners, mostly Germans and some Yugoslavs, sent by transport from Mauthausen to Auschwitz and reasons for it. List of prisoner personnel in "Hygene-Bacteriologist Research Office of Waffen SS in Auschwitz," containing a number of foreign Jews.

66 Nos. 40 and 41. Correspondence with the Labor Distribution Department in Bielice(?) and with "Deutsche Arbietefront" (sic) on manpower transfers. 1942 - 1944. 236 pp.

List of transferred construction equipment and supplies during the course of SS staff changes (October 1944). Series of different memos and correspondence dealing with hiring and firings of civilian workers, provisions of clothes, shoes, and smoking materials for those workers, including correspondence from the German Labor Front (DAF) about leisure time activities for German and foreign civilian workers in Auschwitz.

67 Correspondence with the camp komandatura and higher institutions regarding transfer of prisoners from one work site to another, work clothing (with lists of prisoners). 1940 - 1944. 332 pp.

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Transfer of 30 British POWs from a work brigade in Auschwitz to one in Mittel Lazik, with names of POWs. Memo about using camp prisoners for the removal of bomb damages in the Ruhr (August 1943), reason for the use of 600 prisoners, and which camps they came from. When it was decided to withdraw from Auschwitz all Polish prison laborers, there was a request to keep some, mostly those with special skills. It was argued that they are indispensable, and they were listed according to where they were needed for construction work. Detailed lists and other materials on the use of prison labor in Auschwitz (January 1943), including a list of female prisoners used (May 1942).

68 Correspondence with the firms Boos, "Deutsche-Bau-Aktiengesellschaft," "Guta" regarding manpower and its use, discharges, and leaves of absence. 1942 - 1944. 307 pp.

Various circular memos about administrative matters concerning civilian construction employees. Other internal matters dealing with personnel-related subjects, including requests of an administrative nature from private firms engaged in construction work in Auschwitz. [This file contains duplicates of some of the material previously cited.]

69 Correspondence with "Deutsche Arbeitsfront (sic) (GAU-Directorate of Upper Silesia) regarding use of manpower. 1943 - 1944. 18 pp.

Letter and memo exchanges between construction firms and German Labor Front (DAF) concerning personnel matters of Auschwitz civilian workers.

70 No. 41. Correspondence of the KL doctor with the head of the Construction Directorate Auschwitz on the temporary release from work of several ill civilian workers for reasons of health (indicating diagnoses). 1942 - 1944. 323 pp.

Telegrams and messages for firms in Auschwitz about transferring workers urgently needed in the Poznan area. Internal memos about personnel matters and need for civilian workers in Auschwitz; contains series of reports about medical problems and need for quarantine of workers infected with typhus.

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Additional personnel matters, including how to deal with civilian workers who have broken their contract; also, exchanges between SS Central Construction Office and various regional civilian employment offices and trade unions concerning individual workers at Auschwitz construction sites. Chart showing utilization of German and foreign civilian employees at SS Central Construction Office in concentration and POW camps: 310 German, 820 foreign. Also, use of around 150 Russian POWs in POW camp, and 800 and 2,000 Jewish prisoners respectively in main and POW camp (May 1942).

71 0/30a. Correspondence with the firms Kluge, "Schlesische," "Industrie Bau," "Baugeschaeft Anhalt," "Industrie Bau-Zelner" regarding manpower (discipline, pay, clothing, sick rate). 1943 - 1944. 347 pp.

Various lists, some on tasks at Auschwitz for which workers are being used, including camouflaging of crematoriums (October 1944). List of 26 German firms doing work in Auschwitz, with numbers of employees and staff; broken down by civilian employees and prison labor: total of 1,090 civilians, 331 prisoners as workers, and 2,275 prisoner skilled laborers (August 1944). Combined list of deadlines for various construction jobs, July 1944; item 6, lists construction of autopsy rooms in Auschwitz II, to

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be completed July 1944. Detailed breakdown of total civilian labor force, listed by German firms, as of 9 September 1944. More lists with completion percentages for various construction projects for July, August, and September 1944. Memo from SS Auschwitz to Silesian SS Construction Inspection Office to the effect that the Germans from the Ukraine put to work on a camp project replacing former prison labor in no way did better work, and that completion of the project was therefore lagging behind. Series of other lists on such topics as average daily use of male and female prisoners for work in various sectors of the camp; work leaders and mine specialists assigned to a mine operated by SS; and lists provided by civilian construction firms of number of prisoner skilled laborers and workers used on various projects.

72 Worker lists of firms involved in the construction of Auschwitz. 1944. 47 pp.

Lists of names of civilian workers giving current military service status and past military service. List of German and ethnic German civilians employed by construction firms. Listing of all civilian workers used in Auschwitz as of January 1944, with nationality indicated.

73 Summaries with information on personnel changes at construction sites. 1944 - 1945. 27 pp.

Listing, by firms, of civilian workers and breakdown by specialists for May, June, July, August, September, and October 1944 (months are in reverse order on reel).

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74 28. Correspondence with central and local SS institutions on administrative issues (disinfection of worker dwellings, laundering of linens. 1940 - 1945. 108 pp.

Various memos about clothing and other equipment for SS in Auschwitz to deal with vagaries and severity of weather. Program of a "cultural" performance for the Auschwitz SS complement, April 1943, including a comic, a "human corkscrew," a balancing act, etc. Memo requesting in-camp distribution of wine and liquor rations for the Central Construction Office complement of 99 SS chiefs, deputies, enlisted men and civilian employees since a typhus quarantine kept staff from outside contacts: "Two SS members of the office complement have already died from typhus, and four SS family members are infected with it." Announcements of various entertainment programs and lectures for SS camp complement, noting that attendance is officially required.

75 Forms, accounts, instructions, etc. concerning anti-aircraft defense. Undated. 36 pp.

Various forms to be filled out in connection with air raid protection.

[Heading: General questions regarding KL construction.]
[Subheading: Correspondence with higher organizations.]

76 Nos. 110 and 110/5. Correspondence with the burgermeister of the city of Auschwitz and with the district commissar on various issues regarding construction of the camp. 1940 - 1944. 95 pp.

Various construction work orders for renovation projects in the camp. Exchange of correspondence between adjacent Auschwitz civilian municipalities and SS concerning the establishment of demarcations and borders. Numerous letters and memos about allocation of fats, oils, etc. for Auschwitz as well as of construction equipment, supplies for painting, etc.

77 No. 58/21. Correspondence with the Main SS Administrative Directorate on construction of the camp. 1942 - 1944. 7 pp.

Various road and building construction reports in and around Auschwitz.

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78 Correspondence with higher institutions on issues of building and equipping the camp. 1940 - 1944. 285 pp.

More detailed reports about borders in and around Auschwitz. Various exchanges with Government President in Kattowitz about plans of the (then) SS New Construction in Auschwitz for the camp (November 1940). Requests for heavy construction machinery for work in Auschwitz (August 1942); also for eletrical plant and heavy-duty transformers. Rules and regulations on salaries and construction costs, hourly wages for various specialists, etc.

79 Correspondence on construction issues with the Main Administrative Directorate of SS troops, construction commissioner, camp commandants, and others. 1941 - 1943. 167 pp.

Breakdown of construction costs in Auschwitz, and carry-over from one four-year economic plan to the next. Another list of construction plans of the SS Central Construction Office to be carried out in 1943; cites four crematoriums in POW camp, Auschwitz VIII Up a 2 (Durchführung der Sonderbehandlung) [Sonderbehandlung first mentioned in a Heydrich message in late 1939, is a euphemism for "execution," initially of individual prisoners, and by 1943 for mass killings without any semblance of formality in concentration camps]. Memo about setting up an Entwesungs Barracke (March 1943) to promote space for the ever increasing collection of clothes and other items from the transports, stuff that is currently exposed to the elements and for which covered quarters are needed, otherwise the local SS command cannot be held responsible for losses due to the weather. Memo about the building of a dog pound for the 250 guard dogs in use in the camp. Memos about specific construction projects, such as quarantine barracks for German prisoners about to be released, and a barrack for sick guard dogs.

80 Correspondence with the construction inspectorate on the distribution of construction materials to various construction sites. 1943 - 1944. 125 pp.

More lists citing need for setting up barracks and construction materials required. Series of memos and charts about steel and iron construction items required for work in the camp. Report on setting up of stationary "shortwave delousing" plant.

81 No. 28a. Correspondence with the construction inspectorate on various construction issues. 1943 - 1944. 306 pp.

Series of administrative memos concerning construction, accounting practices, allocation of materials, control of expenditures, etc. for camp construction projects.

82 No. 100/1 - 100/3. Correspondence with the construction inspectorate on various construction issues. 1942 - 1944. 314 pp.

Rules on inspection by construction police, etc. A July 1942 memo about construction in and expansion of Auschwitz camp, including affiliated enterprises, through the setting up of a POW camp of the Waffen SS. Various letters and memos dealing with local civilian competences and relations with regional and central offices. Series of reports about thefts of camp construction materials.

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83 Correspondence with the "Silesia" construction inspectorate, komandatura of the Auschwitz KL, construction directorates of Birkenau and other camps on various construction issues. 1943 - 1944. 398 pp.

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Memo citing health concerns for not utilizing certain barracks in Auschwitz, with Berlin inquiring why that has to be. Other memos deal with reconfiguration of certain camp quarters and expansion of barracks in Birkenau, including those used for camp hospital. Memo about construction work on Birkenau railroad ramp and need for posting guards between tracks. Work on ramp will make it possible for guards to be posted there instead. March 1944, report about stand of Auschwitz construction work, including use of prison labor. Other memos deal with urgency of certain construction work and the proper and full utilization of prison labor. List of stand of construction projects for buildings, outside of camp and in peripheral camps of POW camp; projects include gas chamber, 30 barracks for clothing and other personal items, and a massive construction effort on crematoriums II, III, IV, and V (April 1943). Report about Sondermassnahmen (Special Tasks) in POW camp (November 1943) and on main railroad ramp, including section on Entwesungsanlage in POW camp and "Delousing Barrack" in Gypsy camp. "The requested installer to set up the electric Entwesungsapparat" is to arrive on 16 August 1943." Various other memos on special construction at hospital building, in Camp Sosnowitz, with one memo (June 1943) mentioning a hospital in POW camp where 8,000 to 10,000 prisoners are to be quartered. Memo on using up to 4,000 prisoners for work on sanitary construction equipment in POW camp. November 1943 report about progress on work for Sondermassnahmen in POW camp mentions that Entwesungsanlage has been completed, with reports for October 1943 showing work done so far. A September 1943 progress report mentioned that Entwesungasanlage in Gypsy camp is finished and in use. (These reports appear in reverse chronological order on the reel.) A May 1943 report about the Entwesungsanlage says "it is furthermore planned to put heating elements into the garbage disposal oven of crematorium III in order to provide water for a Brauseanlage [shower] to be installed in the basement of the crematorium." [Entwesungs and Entseuchungsaulagen did have different functions at certain periods, and initially were used for disinfection purposes of clothes and prisoners, and subsequently were converted into gas chambers. Zyklon-B gas was used, in diluted form, for delousing purposes as well.]

84 Correspondence with the construction and administration section of the Main Construction Directorate Auschwitz on organizational and administrative issues. 1943 - 1944. 20 pp.

From Information Service for Construction bulletin various directives about current protection measures, priorities in construction work, etc. Report about cutback in construction projects in Auschwitz (March 1944).

[Subheading: Programs, plans, and construction estimates.]

85 General programs, plans, and construction estimates and correspondence with higher institutions. 1940 - 1944. 203 pp.

Telephone conversation by request of SS Oberführer Kammler of Budget and Building Department in Berlin pertaining to assignments and work priorities in Auschwitz (September 1941): "Camp Auschwitz is to hold 50,000 prisoners plus 10,000 POWs (in a Special Camp); 5,000 POWs will arrive within a week and they are to set up the camp...." Additional reports on construction requirements for POW camp. Lists of construction costs and completion percentages of work in Auschwitz during the Third War Economy Year (October 1942). Technical report about construction of a private railroad track connector for POW camp Auschwitz. Series of reports about construction program for Auschwitz during 1942 budget year. Also various detailed reports about construction, costs, etc.

86 Estimates of construction materials for individual construction sites. 1941 - 1944. 69 pp.

Detailed construction plans and material breakdown for Auschwitz projects. Report of talks during Pohl visit, June 1944.

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87 Construction designs, construction estimates, explanatory notes. 1940 - 1944. 28 pp.

Various memos on purchase of construction materials and about delieveries for camp projects, diverse reports on projects such as guard towers, delivery of Rosenthal porcellain, etc.

88 Plans and sketches of general and specific objects. 1942 - 1944. 26 pp.

Series of schematic maps of Auschwitz and of some of the construction sites in the camp.

89 Applications for permits and renewals of permits for individual construction projects. 1942 - 1944. 90 pp.

Various memos on camp construction plans, August - December 1944, references to increasing difficulties in nationwide construction business; various requests for lifting of construction prohibitions for a number of Auschwitz projects. Schematic plans for agricultural camp adjacent to Auschwitz; maps for the locating of various industrial plants in and around Auschwitz schematic drawings of Railroad Station for construction supplies.

[Subheading: Correspondence with firms.]

90 Correspondence with the "Georg Grabarzh" factory (specifications, price lists). 1940 - 1941. 20 pp.

Cost estimates submitted for electrical work in Auschwitz.

91 124/15. Correspondence with the "Fritz Niegel" firm regarding construction of the "Deutches Haus hotel, with "Goldman and Son" on delivering pyrites; with other firms on various construction issues. 1940 - 1942. 11 pp.

Cost estimates for metal work; delivery of bicycles, other items for construction, and related work in Auschwitz.

92 Correspondence with the firms Boos, Lentz, Industrie Bau, and others on building and equipping Krupp arms workshops and other industrial sites. 1942 - 1944. 737 pp.

Exchange of letters between various German construction firms about setting up and equipping various arms manufacturing enterprises for Krupp and other arms industries in Auschwitz. Includes some of the planned locations and dimensions of various enterprises.

93 42/43, 27/153. Correspondence regarding Geodetic work conducted at various sites within the camps. Correspondence with the "Guta" and "Kluge" firms regarding payment of polishers and joiners, etc. 1942 - 1944. 59 pp.

List of January 1943 tasks of Survey Department, Central Construction Office in Auschwitz, including additional material on previously mentioned escape of three prison members of survey team. Memos from central construction office about general construction matters and need for providing plans and draft outlines. Also, number of bills from private construction firms for work done in camp.

94 Correspondence with the "Industrie Bau" firm regarding construction work and delivery of materials and manpower for the construction of the Krupp factory in Auschwitz. 1942 - 1944. 62 pp.

Additional correspondence, bills, etc. with regard to work done to set up quarters for arms industries in Auschwitz.

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95 Correspondence with the firms G. Hirt, F. Boos, "Industrie Bau," and others regarding contracts for construction work, equipping a bunker, living quarters for prisoners, reinforced concrete construction, etc. 1940 - 1945. 323 pp.

More exchanges of notes and memos about various camp construction projects, many having to do with providing air raid shelters for SS men and leaders. Memo about construction projects in Auschwitz during Second and Third War Economy Years.

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95 Continued.

Various camp construction projects broken down by cost, including a request for construction of 15 barracks for prisoners (April 1942) with scale drawings of their location. Another memo deals with setting up an X-ray laboratory to be run by a Dr. Clauberg in a prisoners barrack (BW 116), with plans for such an installation. A Clauberg memo to camp commander Höss (August 1943) mentions secret communication from Himmler to Clauberg, and notes that "the need to carry out a task given me by Reichsführer SS, namely to set up isolation quarters for around 300 patients, requires the proper work space...."

96 Correspondence with the firms " Deutsche Bau AG," "Guta," "Lentz," "Kraus," on payments for day labor and delivery of materials for the construction of barracks. 1942 - 1944. 39 pp.

More correspondence and detailed notes on discussions concerning expansion of prisoner quarters, including cost breakdown of work done by German firms. Memo on handing over completed barracks and other edifices to the camp command (June 1943); includes crematoriums II, IV, and V in POW camp. Listing of all German construction firms doing work in Auschwitz (April 1943).

97 28/2. Correspondence with the firms "Anhalt Brand," "Petersen," "Riedel," and "Lentz," on construction issues. 1943. 39 pp.

Memos on work requiring cleaning of space outside of camp to set up a county gendarmerie post as requested by Himmler. This involved removal of some of the German firms' staff from buildings to be vacated.

98 84. Correspondence with the firms Anhalt, "Bau Stormann," and others regarding construction of two buildings in Rajsko. 1942 - 1944. 143 pp.

Memos about renovation work of buildings under camp's control. Includes setting up a postal barrack to cope with packages for prisoners. Also, building a barrack for the camp's Political Department. Other camp and agricultural camp construction projects.

[Subheading: Lists of firms.]

99 Firms trusted and permitted to undertake construction for the SS, certificates and ID's issued to them. 1941 - 1942. 12 pp.

List of German firms in Auschwitz having signed secrecy agreement. Memos, other materials about setting up of POW camp (October 1941).

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100 Registration book for deliveries made and orders fulfilled by various firms. 1944. 93 pp.

List of construction materials and related items and their cost, submitted by German firms.

101 List of firms fulfilling orders and deliveries for the Central Construction Directorate. Undated. 34 pp.

Unspecified listing of German firms and their headquarters locations.

102 List of firms indicating contracts signed with them for various work in the camp on project Nos. 9, 13, 14, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 59, and 52. Undated. 29 pp.

Listing of payments to various firms and work done by them, broken down by individual camp sub-construction sites (BA - Bauabschnitt).

103 Alphabetical index of names of firms and institutions. Undated. 26 pp.

Handwritten lists (unspecified purpose) of various businesses and firms.

[Subheading: Financial accounts.]

104 Correspondence with the Main Administration and Construction Department on financial issues. 1940 - 1941. 10 pp.

Receipts and other materials from SS New Construction Adminstration in Auschwitz (September 1940). Other memos about organization and responsibilities of this administration.

105 Copies of transferrals of funds to the current accounts of construction firms sent to the Construction Inspectorate. 1940 - 1942. 298 pp.

Memos and other correspondence dealing with various construction aspects and tasks in Auschwitz, mostly about money payments for work by private industry. Also, money allocated to central construction office for its reimbursement of firms working in Auschwitz.

106 Expense records. 1940 - 1941. 107 pp.

Compilation of construction expenditures for budget year 1940-1941, for work in Auschwitz, listing types of construction and related work, costs, etc.

107 Bill from the "Boos" firm for delivering equipment and performing assembly work on various projects. no date.

Requests from Boos firm, manufacturers of health equipment and specialists for heating, ventilation, and sanitary facilities, with particular pertinence to laboratory in agricultural camp (Raisko). Cost breakdown includes bill for expansion of heating plant in camp commander's house. Also, communications and payments to Boos from central construction office. Final bill, with detailed breakdown, for work done by Boos.

108 Records of the Kluge, Guta, Lentz, and other firms payment of travel expenses for transporting employees and workers of these firms. 1941 - 1944. 163 pp.

Listing of official travel-related expenditures for workers employed by construction firms working in Auschwitz.

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109 (Reel 26, before folder 112.)

110 Cash accounting documents concerning payment of advances for freight and overhead expenses. 1941. 240 pp.

Memos and accounts pertaining to freight transport and costs of construction materials for Auschwitz.

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110 Continued.

More freight bills and receipts for work done in Auschwitz. Includes detailed entries about railroad wagon loads of construction material delivered to Auschwitz.

111 Registers of construction expenses. 1940 - 1944.

Construction expenditures for budget years 1941 and 1940 (reverse chronologically on reel). Covers various camp construction sites [BA - Bauabschnitt] and locations outside Auschwitz. Individual bills for work done and materials used in Auschwitz.

Note: also on Reel 26 are out-of-sequence folders from another fond, Fond 501. The rest of the folders from Fond 501 are on Reels 17 and 18. Look at the finding aid for Fond 501 for folder descriptions of folders 24, 25, and 26.

(Folder 501-1-24)

Gestapo report on and records of the 25th Delegates Conference of the German Zionist Organization (February 1936). Includes photo negatives of various meetings and speakers. Jewish Telegraph Agency report on conference.

(Folder 501-1-25)

List of books to be included in an SS library on the Jewish Question; references also to titles of suitable publications published in the press.

(Folder 501-1-26)

Extensive reports and media coverage of 1937 Zionist Congress in Zurich, as well as coverage of debate in UK Parliament on Palestine (July 1937). This includes a lengthy report to the Gestapo by a lawyer acting as an informant, analyzing Weizmann speech at this 20th Congress.

109 Correspondence among sections of the Central Construction Directorate regarding deliveries and accounts. 1941 - 1944. 245 pp.

Various bills for construction material. One (November 1944) is addressed to "Referat für Schädlingsbekämpfung der Waffen SS und Polizei Auschwitz" [In Nazi parlance, "Schädling" referred to racial or political opponents]. Series of requests to settle delinquent payments to and from central construction office. Includes an urgent request to all German firms engaged in work in Auschwitz to pay the camp's Labor Department for the use of prison labor. One bill is broken down for each day (June 1942) by the number of male and female prisoners used by the central construction office, and

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the payment required [2 columns of breakdown list work of four hours or less, the other four hours or more]. None of the entries has anything in the four hours or less column.

112 Records of the "Guta" firm regarding payments for day work. 1942 - 1943. 61 pp.

Bills from Huta construction company for road construction projects in Auschwitz.

113 Bill from the Huta firm for carrying out work on various projects, with copies of corresponding orders from the Main Administrative Directorate and Construction Inspectorate. 1942 - 1945. 131 pp.

More Huta bills for various Auschwitz construction projects. Memos from Silesian SS Construction Inspection Office on work to be done in Auschwitz, pertaining mostly to the construction of air raid shelters. Series of construction orders from SS Berlin Construction Center for various projects in Auschwitz, indicating plan approvals and monies available. Included is the "ok" for erecting a new chimmney in the Auschwitz crematorium (August 1942).

114 Circulars from Amtsgruppe chief Kammler to the Construction Inspectorate and Central Construction Directorate regarding the condition of financial accounts with construction firms, rules for concluding contracts, payment for piece-work, and other financial issues. 1941 - 1944. 56 pp.

More construction orders and work requirements, with detailed requirements from Berlin on how to prepare requests for construction projects and cost estimates. Detailed Berlin critique of Auschwitz work requests and expenditures submissins, pointing out shortcomings and mistakes.

115 Correspondence with individual Führers regarding the condition of accounts of various construction projects. 1943 - 1944. 25 pp.

More memos on utilization of transportation and construction equipment and costs involved.

116 Records of the Baugeschäft Anhalt firm concerning payments for day labor. 1942 - 1943. 24 pp.

Various memos, lists, etc., the lists including daily salary costs submitted by private firms to Auschwitz central SS construction office.

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117 Estimates of special expenditures and travel allowances of the Huta firm. 1943. 28 pp.

Huta construction firm payments due lists for work done in Auschwitz.

118 Summaries of bonuses and travel expenses of workers of the Huta firm. 1941 - 1942. 70 pp.

Daily labor cost lists from Huta for SS central construction office; bills for various camp projects, cost estimates, etc.

119 Correspondence of the "Huta" firm with the Central Construction Diorectorate on financial and production issues. 1942 - 1944. 38 pp.

Mostly additional Huta bills for work performed.

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120 Records of payment for day labor. 1942 - 1944. 40 pp.

Form to be filled out for use of cleaning woman in an SS barrack. Questionnaire for households wanting to employ young (14-16 years) helpers. Memos and directives concerning leased heavy construction equipment.

121 48/2. Correspondence on appraising land parcels and buildings (of the tannery in Auschwitz), a land plot at the Kuznitskiy Factory, and on acquiring buildings in Dziedzice (?). 1943 - 1944. 10 pp.

Appraisals of leather factory in Auschwitz, roofing material factory. Correspondence about acquisition by private German firm of certain buildings in Auschwitz.

122 Record of expenditures for various construction projects. 1944. 28 pp.

Expenditiures list, unspecified purposes.

123 Financial accounts of "Huta" and other firms. 1942 - 1944. 507 pp.

More Huta bills for Auschwitz SS central construction office, mostly for labor costs. Bills for prison labor used by Huta which central construction office has to pay. Daily breakdown for February through June of number of prison workers used by Huta, mostly on camp canalization, building of fences, etc.

124 Financial accounts of the Riedel firm. 1944. 11 pp.

Detailed bill from Riedel and Son for civilian workers' expenses.

125 Daily work reports (table) produced by the Kluge, Niegel and Anhalt firms. September 1942 - December 1944. 78 pp.

More bills from German firms for labor costs for camp projects. Daily reports by various firms about construction work being carried out.

126 Accounts summary of the Kluge firm. 1942. 30 pp.

Additional bills, breaking down travel costs, housing, and other expenditures for civilian workers.

[Subheading: Electrotechnical equipment.]

127 Correspondence with the "Grabarzh" regarding delivery of various elctrical equipment. 1940 - 1943. 425 pp.

Bills submitted to German firms for work for which they owe money to be paid to SS Construction Inspection Office in Poznan, mostly for construction material delivered to them. Various accounts by civilian firms of material usage for construction work, many of them handwritten. Bills of deliveries of construction materials. Various cost proposals from German firms.

128 No. 59/23. Correspondence with the "Mann" and "Georg Grabarzh" firms concerning a back-up diesel plant (with drawings). 1940 - 1944. 135 pp.

Request for duplicate of construction request (April 1943) because original was lost as result of "enemy action." Cost proposal for setting up diesel emergency power system in Auschwitz, with follow-up correspondence and memos.
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129 Correspondence with the Boos firm on the delivery and assembly of electrical equipment, lighting, and heating equipment. 1941. 99 pp.

Construction cost bills. Boos project plan and cost proposal to SS New Construction and Budget headquarters in Berlin for central hot water system in camp commander Höss's residence, with schematic drawings. Subsequently Boos submitted interim and final bills for actual expenditures on project. List of daily pay for work done by Boos from 19 May to 30 June 1941. Boos bills for various construction projects, with breakdown of some of daily labor costs.

130 0/5. Correspondence with the "Gummel" and "Bau Mann" firms on installing lighting fixtures. 1942. 36 pp.

Cost proposal (by Himmel and Baumann firm) for camp sewage plant. Detailed requirements for work on a construction project (apparently a sewage plant for SS camp section). This is followed by the firm's cost proposal.

131 No. 116. Correspondence with the Assmi, Betringer, Anhalt, and other firms regarding radio and other facilities. 1940 - 1944. 431 pp.

Various memos on wood products being prepared at Silesian saw mill, their delivery, etc. Bills to private firms from SS construction office for materials supplied. Work requirements and cost estimates for a command communication system in Auschwitz, including 40 loudspeakers for the prison camp and two directional speakers for the rollcall grounds. Cost proposals and specification for various coolers and commercial freezer, with accompanying photo negatives. Various AEG cost proposals and bills for a series of electrical work projects. Memos and photo negatives of doors for garages and locomotive halls.

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132 Correspondence with the Construction Inspection department and the Topf, Boos, and R. Hanke firms regarding delivery of electrotechnical equipment and financial accounts. 1942 - 1944. 57 pp.

Communications between SS central construction office and SS Construction Inspection office in Poznan; including bills to be paid to private firms for approval. More bills from Boos, for heating and electrical work. Other bills to be rendered, as well as various certificates of bills submitted by private firms.

133 Correspondence on building and equipping an electrotechnical station near the village of Brusiek (?). 1942 - 1944. 124 pp.

Correspondence and memos about cleaning up and diverting waste water from power plant in Brzescze, this water to be directed into a millstream within Auschwitz's sphere of interest. Memos about possible utilization of power plant waste water in Auschwitz. Chief of central construction office objects, for environmental reasons, to use of this waste water. Setting up a prisoner unit for Drainage and Imnudation Birkenau; maps of areas involved around Brzescze. Message exchange on need to combat muskrats.

[Subheading: Central Heating and the Introduction of Heating Plants]

134 Correspondence with "Boos" firm on installing facilities for heating water, boilers, disinfecting equipment (with drawings). 1941 - 1942. 27 pp.

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Boos cost proposal for hot water system for Auschwitz quarters.

135 Bill from the "Friedrich Boos" firm on installing central heating, in a building of the construction inspectorate (with drawings). 24 May 1941. 2 pp.

Additional Boos cost proposals, with drawings for a central heating system in the SS New Construction Directorate office.

136 Correspondence with the "Boos" firm on installing central heating, with enclosure containing price-lists and drawings. 1941. 17 pp.

Boos cost proposals for various camp projects.

137 Letters and financial accounts of the "Boos" firm concerning delivering and installing central heating systems, steam engines, steam boilers, etc. for a garage, baths, and disinfection chamber. 1941 - 1944. 91 pp.

Boos cost proposals for various construction and work projects.

138 161. Correspondence with the Boos, R. Keller, Mankenberg, Reisinger, Breining, and Hirt firms on delivering electrotechnical equipment and boilers for district heating plants. 1941 - 1944. 539 pp.

Memos, etc. on planned temporary central heating plant, with Boos submissions of cost proposals. February 1941 memo to Berlin SS construction headquarters about plans drawn up by Auschwitz New Construction Directorate, including the existing protective custody camp, troop housing, troop mess, railroad connector, and railroad station. Various administrative items, such as type of armbands to be worn by Kapos who work beyond camp perimeter. Among a series of drawings of heating plant designs there is one that shows a washroom building, Entlausung station, prisoners' bath and reception building (July 1942).

139 Correspondence with the Industrie Bau, Keller, and Hirt firms regarding chimneys for heating facilities. 1943. 22 pp.

More memos about provisional heating plants with cost proposals and bids.

140 Correspondence on installing central heating. 1943. 32 pp.

Heating plant project material.

141 Drawings of the central heating plant. 1943. 1 page.

Series of schematic drawings of ash container for heating plant as well as other segments of the project.

142 No. 117-6. Correspondence with the Boos firm on delivering oxygen, steam equipment, and heating apparatus. 1943. 18 pp.

Boos proposals and bills for previously cited project.

143 Central heating technical calculations. 1943. 108 pp.

More materials on camp's central heating plant.

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144 Technical calculations and drawings of the central heating plant. 1943. 74 pp.

Request for bids for constructing troop sauna facilities.

145 Installation of central heating (Statistical calculation). no date. 156 pp.

More on heating plant.

146 Technical calculations and drawings of the installation of central heating. no date. 60 pp.

More detailed construction measurements of Auschwitz heating plant project.

[Subheading: Hydrotechnical facilities.]

147 No. 125. Correspondence with the "Oberschlesische Eisenhandelschaft" firm on delivering various iron water pipes. 1940 - 1943. 684 pp.

Memos and orders for camp construction projects, as well as cost proposals, and deliveries of construction materials.

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147 Continued.

More memos, correspondence, cost proposals, requests for construction materials, etc. for various camp construction projects. Most of the requests for materials are for various steel and metal products.

148 No.114. Correspondence with the "Spirra" firm on deepening wells within the camp and settling accounts for work completed. 1942 - 1943. 22 pp.

Memos, notes verifying work done and requests for payments by SS central construction office. More requests for construction materials. Series of items dealing with construction specifications for camp; water system and expression of intent to build a central water plant. Complaints that extensive use of water in camp has caused shortages which affected SS quarters and offices (June 1941). A number of items dealing with materials required to construct a water plant, dig wells, and build pumphouses. Cost proposals for wells and pumphouses as part of camp water system.

149 Correspondence with "Huta" and other firms on installing a water tower and water system. 1941 - 1944. 416 pp.

150 Correspondence with the Anhalt firm regarding underground and water purification projects and the drilling wells (with drawings). 1942. 56 pp.

Memo from German construction firm about competing for work contract related to camp sewage system. Includes drawings of groundwater levels in Auschwitz basin.

151 Correspondence with the "Ernst Grinn" firm regarding purification equipment. Work schedule and estimate. 1942. 36 pp.

More on construction of camp sewage plant.
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152 29 (pumps). Reports on work at the "Neue Bahnhof" site. 1942 - 1943. 63 pp.

German firm's bi-weekly reports from March through June 1942 (in reverse order) about use of prisoners for various construction projects.

153 29a. Correspondence with the Riedel firm on reconstructing a water tower. 1942 - 1944. 83 pp.

More items about construction materials needed for water plant and water tower.

154 No. 76/201. Correspondence with the firms "Huta," "Süddeutsche Abwasser-Reinigung-Gesellschaft," and others concerning hydrotechnical works: a collection basin for waste water, water filters, equipment for extracting lighting gas and methane. 1942 - 1944. 407 pp.

More on camp sewage and danger of soil pollution. Survey of area designated as a rainwater collector. Communications from Huta construction firm about a number of camp projects, including a railroad crossing. Request to reroute road near Auschwitz while work is being done on rain and polluted-water collectors. Correspondence about methane collection plant.

155 No. 62 No. 29a. Correspondence with the firms "Riedel and Son," Tarnowitzer Eisen," and others on building a water tower and other hydrotechnical works. 1942 - 1944. 235 pp.

More about water plant for Auschwitz. Use of water from Sola river for drinking water. More on camp water tower.

156 Correspondence with the firms Kluge, Falk, and Bauer on delivering iron and [other] metals and sending manpower for drainage projects and the construction of prisoner barracks. 1942 - 1944. 87 pp.

Various requests and orders for repairs and construction. Orders for furnishing quarters of civilian work force. Various work orders for civilian workers camp. Includes memos about and plans for setting up this camp (September 1942), with drawings of location in camp and for the construction of the necessary buildings (much of this material is duplicated on this reel). Plans for canteen for civilian workers, its location, etc., as well as for housing and offices, and for a toilet barrack. One plan shows water system installation in Italian Camp.

157 19 (water lines). Record of payments for day labor. 1943 - 1944. 54 pp.

List of daily salary computations for civilian specialists and workers (1944 and 1943).

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158 Technical calculations for hydrotechnical works. 1943 - 1944. 479 pp.

Chart of monthly progress on various camp construction projects, including number of prisoners used. One project deals with water purification plant and camp sewage system.

159 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate regarding water purification facilities and sewage systems. Estimates and schedule for construction projects, indicating deadlines. 1943 - 1944. 17 pp.

Request for construction material for camp water drainage system. Construction plans for agricultural camp. List of approved construction projects includes crematorium chimney (August 1942). List

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of submitted bids for not yet approved construction projects includes "Special Barracks B." Various construction requests. Detailed discussion of projects planned for setting up POW camp (January 1944), noting that work was started in 1941 and listing still outstanding projects according to priority. Various requests for modification of houses belonging to SS and of a former Siemens phosphate factory. These are to be converted into quarters for 200 prisoners; schematic plans show rooms for Kapo and for Block Elder. Includes plans for guardhouse. Other construction requests include setting up of housing for civilian employees of SS central construction office, and also road construction. Memo about overall approval for construction from the SS Economic Administration Department for Auschwitz, with detailed cost breakdowns, mostly for various road projects (January 1944).

160 No. 62/29. Correspondence with the "Boos" firm and others regarding water heating equipment. 1943 - 1944. 17 pp.

More material on construction of wells and pump houses; various orders for construction materials. One project (August 1944) is for expansion of six existing housing barracks and their conversion into mortuaries in Auschwitz II, with request for immediate lifting on existing prohibition on construction work.

161 No. 18a/2. Accounts with the Richard Strauch firm for drainage and sewage projects. 1942 - 1945. 81 pp.

Breakdown of work done by excavation crew bosses on unidentified project. Provider of work crew has difficulties getting SS to approve work and pay his bills, reflected in series of written exchanges, accusations, etc.

162 35. Correspondence with the Voyvod, "Passavan-Werke," Bauer, and other firms on delivering construction materials and equipment for a water works. 1942 - 1944. 185 pp.

Memos about water processing plant in Auschwitz and related correspondence.

163 84. Correspondence with the Anhalt firm regarding water reservoirs for fire fighting purposes. Use and payment of workers. 1944. 273 pp.

Repairs of water reservoir at agricultural camp, to be used in fighting fires. Memos, specifications, scale drawings, expenditures, daily construction reports.

164 Accounting for work on a water hoist and other projects. 1941 - 1944. 26 pp.

Hourly work records for water plant project.

165 Statistical calculations relating to construction of a water tower. no date. 74 pp.

Statistical material for floodwater run-off catch basin, with drawings.

166 Technical calculations and drawings for the heat and power plant of the Auschwitz KL. 1943 - 1944. 170 pp.

More memos and correspondence and drawings concerning temporary camp central heating plant (Fernheizwerk).

[Heading: Sewage systems.]

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167 7. (Lavatories). Correspondence with the Menzel, R. Safreta, and Shakov firms on payments for materials provided. 1942 - 1944. 12 pp.

Various items dealing with construction material deliveries for camp projects, as well as bills submitted by firms doing the work.

168 29. Correspondence with the "Ekonomie," "Katadin," and "Lentz" firms on building a sewer network. 1942 - 1944. 11 pp.

More memos about camp water system. Various hourly work breakdowns for camp projects. Memo from hygienist at Silesian SS Construction inspection office about water supply for construction sector III in Birkenau, notes that first prisoner transport arrived there June 1944 with 7,000 Jewish women prisoners. Other items about water supply for different camp construction sectors and memos about deliveries of materials for this work.

169 20/a. Correspondence with "Huta," "Passavan-Werke," Mueller, and other firms regarding sewage work, construction of canals, and construction of a laboratory for producing methane gas. 1942 - 1944. 141 pp.

Memos about work done and machinery provided by Huta, all pertaining to drainage and water supply for camp. Correspondence about sewerage and methane gas collection projects.

170 82. Correspondence with the "Huta," E. Woerner, P. Kluge and other firms regarding contracts for construction and sewage projects. 1942 - 1944. 327 pp.

Memo concerning handing over of various finished construction projects to camp command. Message from Berlin SS Central Construction Directorate to Auschwitz about granting work project permits for different construction tasks. Memos requesting allocation of materials for various camp projects. Correspondence from German firm concerning Entwesungsanlage in construction sector II (July 1943). Detailed memo about great need for and utilization of Entwesungs and Sauna installation in two of the subcamps. Memo about operating instructions for the hot air system for Entwesung and Entlausung (December 1942). Operating instructions for disinfection equipment. Memo about operational start of Entlausung and prisoner sauna in POW camp (1 December 1942). Mentions that SS headquarters doctor was informed and will attend the first Entlausungs action. Other related material shows that heavy use of facilities resulted in damage, and one (February 1943) notes that necessary repairs are to be done immediately "in order to keep things working despite the increased utilization" of these facilities. Other related material, some concerning ventilation for Entwesungs facilities, and others mentioning equipment for Entwesungs barracks in Gypsy camp (August 1944). Notes about six mortuaries in specified camp locations with specifics about material, dimensions, etc. (August 1944). (Earlier memo, November 1941, that concentration camp Inspectorate wants the construction of sheds for corpses in POW camp.) Notes of meetings with camp commander about the provision of mortuaries in construction sector II, Camp II, Birkenau mention that space which is currently used for other purposes is needed now, and "that as a result of the way things are now we cannot do without mortuaries." Camp commander Hoess pointed out that "according to existing directives the daily accumulation of corpses is being picked up be special trucks in the morning, and since adherence to this directive prevents the accumulation of large numbers of corpses there is therefore no pressing urgency to build these mortuaries (May 1944)." This is countered by a memo from the SS headquarters doctor who argues that these mortuaries must be built because the number of corpses as the result of occasional transportation difficulties and lack of fuel, is above and beyond the corpses at the crematorium since they are the accumulation from all the prisoners quarters. Hence the threat of a typhus epidemic requires immediate action, and if that is not forthcoming the doctor will have to contact his own superiors.

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171 Correspondence with the "Falk" firm regarding sewage projects. 1942 - 1944. 80 pp.

Various outstanding bills for construction work. Request for access by civilian workers to construction projects in camp. Details listing materials needed for sewage and drainage work in construction sector II. Different items dealing with construction projects.

172 No. 53/9. Correspondence with the "Friedrich Petersen" firm regarding sewage projects. no date. 23 pp.

Materials regarding camp sewage.

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173 18. Sewage systems. Records of the K. Brandt firm with information on workers' hours and pay. Communication from the "Kreilers Metall Drahtweke" firm regarding a delivery of cable. 1941 - 1944. 51 pp.

Bill from German firm for expenses incurred, with detailed breakdown. Memos about construction material deliveries, and requests for firewood and other items.

174 211. Bill from the Kluge firm for earthwork and construction projects. 1944. 24 pp.

Salary breakdown for work done by Kluge firm. Lists of money for official travel, lodgings, etc. submitted by Kluge.

[Heading: Transportation.]

175 Requests for transportation of construction materials. 1941 - 1942. 400 pp.

Bills for construction items delivered by railroad to Auschwitz. Detailed lists of materials delivered. List of loading space required for transport and what is being sent, from where, all destined for SS central construction office in Auschwitz.

176 Plans for the construction of an access route and facility for an accumulator. Bills and accounts. Explanatory notes. 1940 - 1944. 77 pp.

Construction request for building a temporary building for emergency electrical plant in Auschwitz. Cost estimate for troop sauna facility. Construction request for building parts of Waffen-SS POW camp.

177 No. 32/39. Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate regarding fuel needs for trucks. 1943. 24 pp.

Amounts of heating and motor fuel required for April 1943, and vehicles to be serviced.

178 Correspondence with the Silesian Railways Directorate regarding construction of a spur track to the Auschwitz KL station and other issues. 1942 - 1943. 275 pp.

Discussions of difficulties with rail transport as result of obstruction of tracks in and around Auschwitz. Various memos about work on and around rail lines in Auschwitz. Report on regional and local SS leadership meeting concerning railroad service pertaining to Auschwitz. Memo about military

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headquarters request for immediate work on expanded train ramp in Auschwitz, with drawings showing what is to be done. This is to allow the military better train access to the army supply camp at Auschwitz. Construction of two railroad tracks between Neuberunt and Auschwitz. Memo about expansion of facilities at Auschwitz railroad station, with drawing of work proposed.

179 No. 34. Records of materials on hand in the construction warehouse. Daily records of availability and use of fuel. Inventories. Record of machinery and instruments. 1940 - 1943. 153 pp

List of materials delivered to and returned from Auschwitz construction sector. Various detailed weekly reports from construction material administration about gasoline and diesel oil availability. Detailed list of machinery and tools from SS construction material administration (October 1941).

180 26. Report on loading and shipping bricks and firewood. 1942 - 1943. 4 pp.

Official travel report by two SS men who went to Bialystok and Grodno concerning construction material deliveries.

181 No. 32. Correspondence with a section chief of the Construction Directorate of the Main SS Administrative Directorate, with the Silesian Construction Inspectorate and others. Reports of the Automobile transport section. 1940 - 1944. 287 pp.

Various memos about vehicular transports by SS transport section in Auschwitz, such as need for new tires and recall of old ones, including tires for heavy construction machinery and tractor trailers. List of activities of SS transport section: total trips made, distances covered, fuel consumption, types of delivery, and where delivered. Breakdown of civilian firms and what was delivered to them. Detailed lists about necessary vehicular repairs. Detailed usage report for construction machinery, repair history, etc.

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(Detailed breakdown for July and September 1942 lists construction material delivered to crematorium.)

182 32. Correspondence with the "Adam Kultse", "Weig", and "Jung" firms regarding delivery of a gas-generator boiler, cargo vehicle, generator, gasoline, oil, etc. 1940 - 1944. 499 pp.

Various notes about delivery and pick-up of requested vehicles, most equipped with wood fuel generators. Telegram indicating problems with use of official SS vehicles for the military, and illegal requisitioning by latter (September 1944). More lists of Auschwitz vehicles, with license numbers and types of vehicle (Fords are included).

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183 Correspondence with the local SS directorate, with the SS directorate, with the State Railways Directorate and various forms on building a railway access route for the KL. 1940 - 1944. 175 pp.

Request for building permit for branch rail line and related facilities, and related deliveries of construction material. This includes a branch rail line for Krupp works in Auschwitz. Proposal for repairing a private connector rail line in Auschwitz. Includes schematic drawings of existing rail line with various facilities it services; cost estimates. Detailed memo on how this private rail line is to be administered, guarded, etc. Entire project is designed to facilitate transport and handling of material and supplies for Auschwitz.

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184 Construction of a new railway access route to the KL, with a spur track to the Auschwitz station (with drawings). 1943. 8 pp.

Technical report about construction of private rail connector (that is a line only designated for a particular purpose in a special location, i.e. like Auschwitz) for the Auschwitz POW camp, and with a connection to the Auschwitz railroad station. Attached are drawings of profile of project (track elevation at measured distances), including sketch and floor plan of guard house for POW camp. List of needed and transportable porcelain stoves for guard buildings.

185 Correspondence with "Grueling and Rex", "Riedel and Son", and others on repairing a locomotive crankshaft, on repairing an engine, and other repair work. 1943 - 1944. 108 pp.

Correspondence with private firm about repairs of construction machinery and trucks and cars used for transporting goods vital to the war effort and public well-being.

186 Plans and correspondence on constructing rail lines to the KL (with drawings). 1942 - 1944. 355 pp.

More about private rail line connector, specifically for concentration camp II, including related work on roads and warehouses. Additional correspondence about private rail connection to Auschwitz POW camp. Schematic map of POW camp showing railroad connections and ramp for Sondertransports. Detailed list of construction items and supplies for rail connector to Krupp works in Auschwitz.

187 Correspondence with the construction inspection section, the camp commandant, the Lentz firm, and others on building rail lines within the camp. 1942 - 1944. 39 pp.

Request for construction of a gasproof treatment room and splinterproof airraid shelter in the former crematorium, for use by headquarter doctor (November 1944). Huta cost proposal and bills for Entlausungsbarracks (April 1942). Memos concerning work done by Huta on sewage and methane gas collection facility. Various Huta bills for construction jobs in Auschwitz and Birkenau.

188 No. 120/2. Correspondence with "Karl Brandt", "Hirt", and other firms on supplying rails, tires, spare parts, fuel, etc. for vehicles. 1942 - 1944. 119 pp.

Memos from a German construction firm about use of construction machinery. Final report for second quarter of 1943 about activities of the Transport Squad of the SS central construction office in Auschwitz. Various items about construction machinery and related losses. Correspondence about the requisitioning of SS railroad supplies for use on the eastern front by the Ministry for Armaments and Ammunition.

189 Correspondence with "Hoffman", "Oberguetten", and "Hipdert" on equipping a caboose. 1943 - 1944. 11 pp.

Correspondence and memos about transport tractor trailers.

190 No. 32. Correspondence with Novak, Lebek, Enkner, Jung, and Korner Gortramf regarding operating expenses of locomotives and automotive transport provided by them for use in construction. 1943 - 1944. 128 pp.

Incidental items about fuel consumption, spare parts for trucks, etc., by vehicles used by a private contractor.

191 Instructions for drivers of Ford No. 3 tractors (in German and Polish). 1944. 6 pp.
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Rules for owners and drivers of vehicles, designed to keep vehicles in circulation and avoiding repairs, with reference to shortages and replacement difficulties due to the war.

[Heading: Construction materials.]

192 No. 13. Correspondence with the Adamchek and Dudkevich firms and the Main Administrative Department of the Central Construction Directorate (Neubauleitung) on providing barbed wire, roofing iron, boilers, etc. 1940 - 1943. 384 pp.

Memo from Berlin SS Central Budget and Construction Office to SS New Construction Office Auschwitz asking for color coded drawings showing existing buildings, those under construction, and those in the planning stage. Requests for photos of new construction and of existing buildings in camp. Memo about entire construction plans, existing facilities, and staffing in Auschwitz. Notes that "at the founding of Auschwitz concentration camp in April 1940 we took over what had been buildings of the former Polish artillery barracks from the Army Headquarters Staff in Kattowitz." Those are, however, insufficient now, and memo discusses in detail what will be required. It indicates that on his most recent visit to the camp, Himmler approved the construction plans. The memo also indicates that facilities of some of the German firms and a troop supply base were already on the premises. Various memos and other communication dealings with suppliers, deliveries, etc. of construction material for new camp. Report about construction plans from SS New Construction Office in Auschwitz showing assumptions by those responsible for expansion of the camp about its general purpose and concluding that there has to be a clear physical separation between agricultural enterprises, military supply camp, industrial enterprises and workshops, "protective custody" camp, area for command staff, barracks, and settlements. Memo announcing that camp commander Hoess has designated one of his staff people to work with the construction office so that there is close coordination between the camp command and the local security service (SD) office during construction planning. Memo noting that because of concentration on urgent war efforts, urgent requests for construction should be delayed (February 1944).

193 Correspondence with the Boos firm on supplying and installing boilers and pipes. 1940 - 1941. 102 pp.

Various bills from Boos construction firm, specializing in heating, ventilation, and sanitary equipment. Detailed breakdown by project, and lists of items, equipment, etc. used for these projects.

194 24. Correspondence with Hirt, Walter, Gartlick Olbrich, and other forms on supplying tiled ovens, wallpaper, majolica stoves, electric motors, valves, etc. 1940 - 1942. 48 pp.

Bills from private firm for construction materials delivered.

195 Correspondence with Falk, Langer, and other firms regarding expenditures for construction materials and requirements for new deliveries (firms) listed alphabetically. 1940 - 1942. 48 pp.

Detailed parts list for a wheelbarrow type of cart, to be built more cheaply in Auschwitz, with totals of parts required for one cart and for 1,000 carts. Construction items needed to build a dog pound.

196 Contracts with Meier, Marchinek, and Wajda Goshek firms for the delivery of materials. 1941 - 1942. 412 pp.

Receipts for various construction items, such as lumber, boilers, compressors, drills, concrete pipes, etc. Price lists, some with illustrations, for various construction items, lighting equipment, etc.

197 Correspondence with Vechorek and other firms on providing various spare parts for cargo vehicles. 1943 - 1944. 412 pp.

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Requests for and deliveries of various construction items; replacement parts available for transport vehicles.

198 Index indicating quantity of machine parts, equipment, and construction materials received, indicating vendors. 1941 - 1942. 412 pp.

List of items received by Auschwitz materials administration.

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List of items received by Auschwitz materials administration.

199 Estimates for lumber, metals, and other construction materials. 1941 - 1944. 121 pp.

List of wood and timber construction items used for Auschwitz projects, including command headquarters, Entlausung, quarters for German firms, work shops, water purification, etc. Request for additional barracks. Detailed list of construction components for guard battalion quarters. List of wood required for 15 prisoner quarters, as well as for supply building, crematorium, and reception building (February 1942).

200 119/2-33. Correspondence with the Bartsch firm regarding delivery of water pipes, construction materials. 1940 - 1944. 330 pp.

Electrical equipment list for German Armaments Factory in Auschwitz. Various orders for rubber stamps to be used by SS central construction office. Various bills for deliveries of construction materials.

201 Correspondence with "Godzik", "Alois Hayduk", and other firms on deliveries of construction materials. 1940 - 1944. 704 pp.

Various bills for and details of work performed at Auschwitz in fall 1940. Various daily work reports from Auschwitz construction projects (1942). A series of memos and correspondence about transport vehicles and trucks.

202 No. 37-36-43. Information compiled by the Material Directorate of the Central Construction Directorate concerning quantities of machine parts, equipment, and various materials, indicating vendors. 1942. 166 pp.

Detailed inventory lists of items in storage of Auschwitz materials administration, citing quantities and where items were shipped from (December 1942).

203 Bills and overhead expenses of the Anhalt firm and correspondence on the delivery of various materials. 1942 - 1944. 306 pp.

Handwritten itemized listing of various construction materials, also lists of German firms and their specialization (i.e. transportation, carpentry, paints, brick factory, etc). Bills from German firms to central construction office for work performed. Bills from central construction office to German firms for materials provided (January 1943 bill from the Anhalt construction company itemizes one category

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of workers' payment under "Sonderaktion.") There are a number of bills for renovation of the camp's temporary bakery.

204 No. 121. Correspondence with the "Otto Oskar Pfeiffer" and "Walter Zerbe" firms on the delivery of pipes, barracks, and other materials and with the Construction inspectorate on construction issues and settling accounts with construction firms. 1941 - 1944. 451 pp.

Various memos about equipment leased to private firms by the SS central construction office. Memos about construction material deliveries and related billing, mostly pertaining to either a loan of barracks to I.G. Farben or the setting up of new barracks. Various request for items needed on different construction projects. 15 June 1943 memo from German firm to central construction office with regard to "Construction Project 30 A, crematorium," detailing manufacture of "Vollmar"-type roof. The memorandum points out that "this second crematorium is the mirror image of crematorium 30," hence there is no need for a list of new dimensions or architectural plans. Another memo, to the Industrial Construction Company, concerns steel beam deliveries for crematorium roof. A related memo, from March 1943, refers to additional delivery of steel parts in order to extend the roof for "crematorium II," which is the above-mentioned 30 A project.

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Requests for materials to be used for building a bridge over the Sola River.

205 Correspondence with the Main SS Administrative Directorate regarding delivery of lumber for construction projects. 1942 - 1944. 82 pp.

Various memos, letters, etc. about wood product supplies, cabinet makers, allocation of wood and timber for construction projects. Detailed breakdown of lumber required for camp water tower.

206 Correspondence with the Main Administrative Directorate of the Central Construction Directorate regarding delivery of materials for the construction of wooden barracks, stables, etc. 1941 - 1944. 306 pp.

Different items concerning deliveries of pre-fab barracks, fuel, lubricants. Various administrative memos from Berlin. Detailed list of office supplies provided for SS central construction office. Correspondence about delivery of railroad ties and tracks. Exchange of correspondence about radios for SS quarters and civilian employees of central construction office, also one radio for the approximately 1,000 construction workers living in a camp and working at Auschwitz construction sites (March 1943). Diverse memos, etc. about money due for various allocations and deliveries of construction projects. Bills from private contractors for their expenditures on prison labor.

207 48/2. Correspondence with the Supthut, R. Waldeker, Hirt, and F. Boos firms regarding delivery of materials to the Central Construction Directorate for construction projects. 1942 - 1943. 35 pp.

Various memos about construction and related matters. Other items about arrangements for deliveries of goods via trains.

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208 Inventory of cargo vehicles, tractors, and trailers of the Bolnei firm. Inventory of livestock, offices, etc. 31 December 1943. 23 pp.

Inventory of transportation-related items, including horses and horse-drawn vehicles, trucks, etc.

209 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate on supplying the camp with kerosene. 1942 - 1944. 68 pp.

Memos about camp fuel requirements for different months in 1944, and for January 1945 [in reverse order].

210 List of construction sites within the camp. Maps. Correspondence with the Industriebau firm concerning joiners work and deliveries of wood. 1942 - 1944. 27 pp.

Detailed breakdown of various structures for camp facilities and external and contiguous construction projects for Auschwitz POW camp. Lists under "major construction project" crematoriums II, III, IV, and V (or 30, 30a, 30b, and 30c by construction project numbers). These projects were started late in 1941 and in early 1942. As for the crematoriums, no. I had its construction start in July 1942 and projected completion was December 1942. Crematorium II started September 1942, to be completed April 1943. Crematorium III, October 1942 to April 1943; IV, November 1942 to be finished May 1943. Work and supply requirements for facilities to be used by SS. Map of road from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Another breakdown of camp construction projects listing current status and future plans; there is an entry under the rubrik "crematorium" noting that "the temporary installation in a bunker is to be dismantled later on."

211 211. Correspondence with the Kluge form on delivery of construction material for equipping a transmission station. 1943 - 1944. 90 pp.

Construction details of transmission station, with related correspondence. Drawings and architectural plans of transmission station. Detailed list of construction items for transmission station.

212 33. Correspondence with the Kluge, Fuss, and Zeller Filerwerke firms regarding delivery of ovens, filters, construction material for equipping an abattoir, a refrigerator, etc. 1942 - 1945. 189 pp.

Various construction items requested for different Auschwitz facilities, like horse stables, butcher shop, bakery, garage, barracks for German Food Company, dairy, installation of deep freeze system for butcher shop. Work done on slaughter house in agricultural camp, with floor plans and drawings of facilities. In a discussion during Pohl visit in June 1944, there was mention of camouflage for crematorium. Plans for setting up plant nursery in agricultural camp, with maps and schematic drawings.

213 Correspondence with the "Kabelwerke Krakow" firm regarding delivery of cargo vehicles and cable for the KL (camp). 1944. 39 pp.

Correspondence about transporting different construction items, especially a large shipment of cables.

214 Reports on construction within the KL from 1940 - 1942. 103 pp.

Auschwitz construction reports for second half of August 1941, November 1941, December 1942, for all of 1941, and for 1940.

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215 Correspondence with the Main SS Administrative Directorate on planning construction within the camp and allocating estimated expenditures. 1940 - 1942. 56 pp.

[erroneously numbered 214 on microfilm] Memo about money requirements of central construction office for September 1941, as well as for February 1942. 1941 memo from Berlin Central Budget and Construction Office: "an order for the construction of a POW camp in Auschwitz, to accommodate 125,000 POWs, is here- with issued. The first money allotment for this task is 5 million RM..." (Subsequently a total of 7 million RM was mentioned.) Another, related, memo (December 1941) says that "Department II" has provided new plans for the crematorium and bakery in the POW camp. A November 1940 memo: construction plan from the SS New Construction Office in Auschwitz about utilizing buildings in the new camp. May 1941 memo from chief of Department II, buildings, gives the "ok" for completion of various Auschwitz projects, including crematorium. Various memos about financing Auschwitz construction (May 1940).

216 Maps of the KL with explanatory notes. 1941. 38 pp.

Various plans (with cost estimates, construction phases, etc.) for Auschwitz projects: extension of prisoner kitchen barracks in "protective custody camp;" protective custody camp expansion; sewage system in that camp; road construction; expansion of prisoner barracks; central building for command staff; ten additional prisoner barracks; laundry and receiving building with Entlausung and prisoner bath; construction office building and garage; housing for command staff; housing and facilities building for civilian workers camp; water plant; protective custody camp and electrified fence; guard quarters; electrical system; industrial barracks for Waffen-SS; main drainage pipes, etc.

217 KL construction estimates (with drawings). 30 October 1941. 45 pp.

Cost estimates for various camp construction projects (most of this material is a repeat of file 216).

218 Explanatory note and estimate for the construction plan of the KL (as a whole). 1941. 26 pp.

Detailed report about intended plans for Auschwitz in available space, mentioning that this will provide room for 30,000 prisoners and all necessary support facilities. Report lists what was inherited in buildings from former Polish artillery camp. Detailed breakdown by construction projects (BW 47a: "crematorium chemical bunker"), and cost estimates for all projects.

219 Reports on construction of the KL. 1941. 44 pp.

Detailed list of expenditures for 1940 budget year, how many of the camp projects had been completed (crematorium - 80% complete). Also, status-of-construction report (September 1941) for work and projected work in Auschwitz. Similar reports for October and December. Report for November 1941 lists crematorium as 70% completed; "provisional facility has been installed in existing bunker."

220 Documentation concerning planned construction within the camp (contents: explanatory note, estimate). 1942. 52 pp.

"Explanatory Notes for Auschwitz Concentration Camp Construction: in accordance with an order by the Reichsführer SS and Chief of the German Police a concentration camp for initially 30,000 prisoners is to be established on the grounds of the Polish artillery camp...." Mentions that a POW camp is to be part of the complex. Detailed construction projects list under No. 11 a crematorium. Concerning the provisional crematorium mention is made of the need for another double-oven incinerator and other improvements. After new crematorium is completed the temporary facility is to be demolished. Another construction project estimate, project No. 11 (crematorium) "notes that (the former bunker is

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to be razed later on)." It calls for "installing an additional double incinerator oven, exhaust systems, and the chimney is to be secured with steel bands." Construction project No. 58: "five barracks for Sonderbehandlung and prisoner quarters; four barracks for Sonderbehandlung of prisoners in Birkenau...."

221 Documentation concerning temporary construction within the KL (contents: explanatory note, estimate, construction plan). 1942. 23 pp.

Another copy of construction plans contained in folder 220. Scale drawings of Auschwitz sphere of influence with various construction projects identified, including locations of industrial plants.

222 Explanatory note on construction of a KL for 30,000 prisoners. 15 July 1942. 53 pp.

Construction projects - Auschwitz, August 1942. Reports previously cited history of and plans for Auschwitz location.

223 Explanatory note on planned construction within the KL and an estimate of expenses. 1942. 22 pp.

Another summary report on Auschwitz construction projects.

224 Documentation of planned construction within the KL. 1942. 8 pp.

Materials requirements for camp construction projects.

225 Approximate estimate of expenses for building the camp. 1941 - 1942. 94 pp.

Cost projections for construction sections I, II, and III, as of March 1942. Sector II lists a "provisional crematorium."

226 General estimate for construction of the KL. 1942. 7 pp.

Charts of construction projects, when they were requested, when authorized, construction material requests and costs, and authorized funds.

227 Documentation concerning planned construction in the Auschwitz KL. 1943. 86 pp.

Detailed lists of camp construction projects, with additional plans: general Waffen-SS quarters; a dog pound in Birkenau; plans for Auschwitz agricultural camp, etc.

228 Plans for construction projects within the KL (with drawings). 24 May 1943. 28 pp.

Authorization for construction of camp, with additional maps and ground plans (some have been reproduced in earlier folders). An overall plan for an expanded Auschwitz sphere of interest includes Birkenau and Babitz (February 1941).

229 Estimates and calculations for miscellaneous construction within the camp (with drawings). 1944 - 1945. 237 pp.

Details of water purification and methane gas collector projects, with materials required and various plans. Detailed construction plans for Krupp plant buildings. List of materials available in construction yard for 1944 projects. Concerning construction project No. 11 (crematorium): petcocks

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for steam pipes; emergency pressure valves, ventilation, and seamless gas lines. Metal and steel requirements for various projects. One item in Camp II project list is a dispatch room for transports.

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230 Documentation concerning individual construction projects planned for the camp (explanatory notes, estimates, drawings). 1942 - 1944. 221 pp.

Construction application for expansion of POW camp (12 toilet barracks). Camp II: wash barracks; architectural drawings. Plan of POW camp. Other construction requests: all in POW camp - block leader barracks with architectural drawings and plans; laundry barracks; food supply barracks. Construction of 30 "solidly built" housing barracks; industrial barracks and other facilities, including barracks for storage of personal effects. Two Entwesungs barracks, with schematic drawings and plans for Entlausungs facility in women's camp. Construction request for a mortuary and storage of personal effects.

231 Construction plan for a women's camp in the village of Budy and correspondence concerning same (with drawings). 1943 - 1944. 100 pp.

Request to build a women's camp in Budy. Minutes of discussions during Waffen-SS General Pohl visit (June 1944) concerning construction details. More details about Budy women's camp, with cost estimates and architectural drawings of a prisoner barrack; schematic drawings of SS quarters in Budy. Request for remodeling of a house in Raisko as an agricultural laboratory. Other correspondence about setting up large and small guard towers in the main camp, with plans showing proposed location of towers and fence; architectural drawings of towers.

[Heading: Construction of Auschwitz Stalag No. 14.]

232 Documentation concerning planned construction of a stalag (plan). 1941. 15 pp.

Explanatory notes and pre-planning for expansion of POW [KGL] camp.

233 Explanatory note (report) concerning new construction within the stalag (information concerning a visit to the camp by General Pole(?). Meetings with General Kammler). 1941 - 1944. 53 pp.

Announcing General Pohl visit, August 1943, and notes from discussion as well as report about his inspection trip of the camp: "...then construction sectors I and II of the POW camp as well as the crematorium were inspected in detail...." 1 November 1941, from SS headquarters construction chief, to Auschwitz SS construction office: "This constitutes the order to build a POW camp in Auschwitz for 125,000 POWs...with an initial allotment of 5 million RM." Detailed "Explanatory Report for the Advanced Planning of a new POW Camp in Auschwitz," listing all buildings and related facilities like roads, barbed wire fences, etc.; cost estimate breakdown (item 33, "auxiliary enterprises?" "construction project 30, crematorium with 5 muffle-kiln incinerators. Planning not yet authorized.") Various notes on discussions about equipment and supplies needed for POW camp project.

234 Progress in construction of the stalag as of 6 February 1942 (with drawings). 10 March 1942. 6 pp.

Schematic map of plans for POW camp. Additional construction projects and materials needed for POW camp.

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235 Progress on construction of the stalag since 6 February 1942 (with drawings). 10 March 1942. 21 pp.

Detailed list of construction projects for POW camp, with start-up dates and initial allocations of funds (crematorium had not yet been started in July 1941). Map of Birkenau camp (indicating that it was originally the POW camp).

236 Correspondence with the Main Administrative Directorate and the Army Command regarding construction of barracks for the stalag and delivery of construction materials (with enclosure indicating overhead expenses). 1941 - 1944. 479 pp.

Various memos, notes about delivery of pre-fab barracks by the army, with shipping details. One memo requests that former horse stable barracks to be used for prisoners employed in Bata shoe factory in Chelmsk. Various certificates testifying to urgent need for camp barracks [frequently shipped pre-fab which could be set up on location.] Many announcements about loading of barracks shipments destined for Auschwitz from all over "Greater Germany."

237 Plan for POW barracks and correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate of the "Silesia" SS regarding same (with drawings). 1944. 87 pp.

More requests for construction projects in POW camp, with plans and architectural drawings (most of these have been previously cited in earlier folders).

238 Construction estimate for the stalag and correspondence regarding same (with drawings). 1943 - 1944. 38 pp.

Written exchanges about general construction directives, mostly for POW camp. These include architectural drawings of quarantine barracks, hospital barracks, guard quarters, and command headquarters.

[Heading: Administrative premises.]

239 Correspondence on financing construction of the KL and on providing living quarters for the camp administration. 1940 - 1941. 19 pp.

October 1940 memo, about agreement between Auschwitz camp commander and SS Brigade Leader Frank concerning various SS staff buildings. Notes about financing of Auschwitz projects; breakdown of costs for construction and improvement materials includes a note which points out that general facilities building in "protective custody camp" is much too small according to plans. Expansion is urgently necessary; plans now provide for 6,000 instead of 30,000 prisoners. List of construction projects under way in October 1940. From SS New Construction Office to SS Berlin, Main Office for Budget and Construction: lists urgent Auschwitz projects for 1941.

240 Correspondence of the chief of the Central Construction Directorate with the Kluge and Boos firms regarding construction of quarters for commanders and commanders' correspondence with the camp commandant regarding renovation of their quarters. 1940 - 1944. 133 pp.

Various requests from the SS staff for additional housing or improvements in existing facilities, etc., with memos from German private firms indicating readiness to carry out necessary construction or remodeling.

241 Bill from the "Friedrich Boos" firm for supplying hot water to the residence of the camp commandant (with drawings). 11 February 1941 and 15 February 1941. 7 pp.

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Cost estimates for work on camp commander's residence, with drawings and plans, primarily for central heating and hot water systems (provided by Boos firm).

242 Correspondence with the "Boos" firm on providing construction equipment for the quarters of SS Hauptstuermführer Wagner. 1941. 20 pp.

Correspondence from Boos concerning work done in residence of one of SS leaders.

243 Correspondence on repairing, equipping, and allocating quarters of the camp's administrative and service personnel. 1940 - 1941. 121 pp.

More messages on staff and civilian housing, and on "home improvements."

244 Correspondence with the Fritz Niegel firm on delivering tiled ovens for the barracks of personnel in Rajsko (drawings included) and other premises. 1940 - 1944. 63 pp.

Various memos on expenditures for prison labor in construction. Reports on deliveries of construction materials.

245 Correspondence with the "Boos" and "Meier" firms on providing a hot-water heater for the building of the Construction Directorate, on providing barracks (with enclosure containing drawings). 1941 - 1944. 234 pp.

More correspondence on barracks deliveries and other camp construction projects.

246 Daily records of the "Josef Kluge" firm regarding construction of barracks near the commanders' quarters. 1942. 32 pp.

Daily progress reports about setting up of barracks.

247 Bills from the "Kluge", "Grabarzh", and "Spirra" firms for delivery of materials for the chief of staff's residence. 1941 - 1944. 35 pp.

Details about construction materials for SS leadership quarters.

248 Explanatory note, request, and estimate for building quarters for Professor Glauberg. 1943. 9 pp.

Request for construction of a house for a camp official (Prof. Dr. Glauberg).

249 Payment records for workers of the Lentz firm. 1944. 155 pp.

Innumerable detailed reports, mostly from the German firms involved, about work done on barracks and other housing.

250 Correspondence with the "Boos" firm concerning heating fixtures for the commanders' quarters (with drawings). 1941 - 1944. 14 pp.

Notes about work on various camp quarters and houses.

251 Correspondence and information on construction. 1943 - 1944. 19 pp.

More notes on camp housing.
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252 Correspondence with the inspectorate, the "Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke" firm, F. Boos, and Panderov regarding furnishings. 1941 - 1944. 178 pp.

Assorted items on housing, furnishings, etc.; requests for major construction projects, such as a camp hotwater heating plant.

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252 Continued.

Correspondence between SS central construction office and German Equipment Company about construction materials for general quarters in the house of the Waffen-SS, such as lighting fixtures, windows, furniture, etc. (January-February 1943). Map shows location of House and floor plans.

253 Technical calculations on building the commanders' quarters and prisoners' quarters. 1941 - 1944. 216 pp.

More about getting House of Waffen-SS ready, with detailed breakdown of materials required and their cost; floor plans with references to where materials are to be used. Cost estimates for expanding six prisoner quarters, with map showing location of barracks involved and architectural drawings of expanded quarters. Construction changes in prisoners hospital. January 1943: memo about Entwesungs facility in main camp, Block I, construction project 206: "It is not possible to provide a hot air oven for this project since that item will in a short time have to be installed in the large Entwesungsbuilding in the camp." More memos and correspondence about expansion of various prisoner quarters.

[Heading: The Komandatura, Guard Towers, etc.]

254 Correspondence with the SS administrative Directorate and the "Friedrich Boos" and other firms regarding the construction of administrative premises for the komandatura of the KL (with drawings). 1940 - 1943. 67 pp.

Various memos about completion of construction projects and handing over of facilities to camp command. Various items concerning the building of a tank facility for camp's Transport Section, with plans. Completion of an unfinished building (originally a theater) as a Wirtschaftsgebände for the Auschwitz command, consisting of a large hall, to be used as a dining room and movie; canteen; rooms for lower-rank SS leaders; a reading room. The second floor is to consist of a leadership casino. In the basement there is to be a troop kitchen; game rooms; bowling alley; a pub. All this is accompanied by architectural drawings. Related correspondence deals with construction work required from German firm.

255 Correspondence with the Boos, Wiesner, and Nuesing firms regarding building and outfitting a building for the komandatura and a theater. 1941 - 1943. 139 pp.

Correspondence concerning construction work on headquarters and general quarters buildings [materials in folder mentions this work and is dated at various times and years, suggesting that work on same project went on over a long period of time]. Interspersed are requests for prisoner specialists to work on various aspects of construction. Additional material on Wirtschafts barracks, with location map.

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256 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate regarding construction of barracks in Golleschau for the guard force. Includes an enclosure with estimate and drawings. 1940 - 1945. 225 pp.

Memos about construction request for barracks to house 35 guard troops in Golleschau, adjacent to a cement factory. Maps of section where barrack is to be set up, with drawings and floor plans. Series of requests for advance funds for goods delivered to Auschwitz. List of total prisoner work hours (men and women) as of 31 March 1944; also for August 1943. One memo in a series about use of prisoner labor (April 1943) refers to "camp Birkenau (POW camp)." 5 January 1943 memo about number of prisoners in individual camps: men in main camp, 14,049; men in Birkenau, 6,087; women in Birkenau, 5,384. "The Main Camp is currently at full capacity. Birkenau can still accommodate 4,000 additional prisoners, and the Birkenau women's camp, 5,000." Various memos about use of prisoners for different projects. Memo of April 1941 from utilization of Prisoners section to Central Construction Office concerning use of workers: "...let us mention in passing that the replacement of sick prisoners of the I.G. Farben contingent came entirely from among recent Jewish arrivals...."

257 (Note: Index entry for this file is accompanied by handwritten notations "empty" and "described twice, see No. 259.") Correspondence with the Gerzel and Kluge firms regarding construction of guard premises on installing signal equipment. 1942 - 1943. 135 pp.

258 Correspondence with "Wilhelm Gottschling," "Hermann Gerzel", "Gonch", and other firms regarding construction of guard towers, the commandant's office, etc. 1942 - 1944. 170 pp.

Memo about supply of firewood and other wood products. Memos about various other construction materials and their use. Request for wooden ties to be used in railroad track laying. A number of requested materials and their assignment to Krupp plant.

259 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate of the "Silesia" SS, with Kluge, Lentz, and other firms, informational notes, etc. (concerning the guard force and installation of signal equipment). 1942 - 1944. 135 pp.

Construction request for setting up an electric alarm system for Auschwitz, with maps. Construction of saunas for camp command and guard detail, with architectural drawings and floor plans, plus location maps (much of this material is reproduced in triplicate).

260 Estimate of materials for guard towers. Labor estimates for construction of guard towers. 1943 - 1944. 123 pp.

Daily work reports (handwritten) on guard towers, plus other construction, and cost details, with architectural drawing, floorplans.

261 Correspondence with Lentz, Segnitz, and other firms regarding construction projects No. 83, 10, 13, and 14 (commandant's office, laundry, dispensary, quarantine, guard towers) (with drawings). 1942 - 1944. 355 pp.

Memos about work on command headquarters in Birkenau and on materials for this project. Floor plans of outpatient barracks. Map showing location of Revier barracks; floor plan of prisoner outpatient and dental clinic. Memo about setting up barracks for seriously ill prisoners. Setting up of two quarantine barracks in women's camp. A memo mentioning that there were 95 guard towers in use in Auschwitz (August 1944). Map of location of SS troop barracks, with architectural drawings and floor plans. 5 May 1943, memo reports completion of crematorium (construction project 30b) in POW camp.

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262 Correspondence with the Directorate of Forestry regarding delivery of lumber for guard towers. 1942 - 1944. 10 pp.

Correspondence with Forestry Directorate about lumber for guard towers construction.

263 Correspondence with the Paul Pander firm regarding construction of quarters and barracks for prisoners. 1940 - 1944. 256 pp.

Deliveries of material and other work on POW camp projects. Various requests for iron and steel products. Various memos about deliveries of construction materials.

264 Daily reports of the Kluge firm regarding construction of barracks, estimates for refrigeration equipment from the Grabarzh firm. 1940 - 1942. 90 pp.

Handwritten records of construction material deliveries. Daily reports about barracks construction and various other camp housing projects.

265 Correspondence concerning delivery of technical equipment, metal, etc. to the camp for outfitting living quarters within the camp. 1940 - 1943. 683 pp.

Numerous items recording construction materials and related deliveries.

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265 Continued.

Fuel allocations, Auschwitz (monthly reports 1943 and 1944), and monthly fuel and lubricating oil requests from 1943. Memos about construction wood allotments. Memos about cement deliveries, and requests for cement (one request calls for cement for "SS housing; POW camp [for carrying out Sonderbehandlung])." Memos about carpentry glue, painting materials, brushes, etc. Request for green linen cloth for armbands to be worn by civilian employees and civilians in SS offices.

266 Correspondence with Krause and other firms regarding delivery of materials. 1940 - 1944. 182 pp.

Memo about adding a railroad siding for Auschwitz POW camp (February 1942); technical report about this project. Various Arbeitskarten [workcards] specifying work to be done, and where. In an announcement of 30 August 1942, camp commander Höss passes on a central directive about counting all of the pigs in Greater Germany. Among recipients of copies in the "Sonderkommando Zeppelin" [Sonderkommando were used in the camps for operation of crematoriums]. Series of directives from camp doctor about typhus epidemic and quarantine (August 1942). Memos about building for use by Krupp. Various memos, letter, etc., about need for construction materials, including justification for urgency of delivery. Includes bills for materials and letters from German firms about availability of different construction materials, machines, drills, etc. Technical report about building a private railroad spur for the Krupp Works in Auschwitz.

267 List of facilities built in the Auschwitz KL. 1942 - 1944. 25 pp.

Various items concerning Industrial Park project for Krupp plant. Detailed breakdown of all buildings within and beyond Auschwitz concentration camp (1943)
  • . List has a column "Description, Purpose, Location, etc." One of the lists cites "construction projects 30, 30a, 30b, 30c," crematoriums II, III, IV, V respectively, with annotation "major construction projects."

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    268 Correspondence with the "Deutsche Lebensmittel", "Franz Bernard", and "Otto Schukkert" firms regarding bills for the delivery of materials, [passage indistrict] work. 1941 - 1944. 180 pp.

    Various bills from chief SS central construction office to different SS components for work done (mostly to SS Association of Canteen Operators). Numerous items from and to SS central construction office concerning setting up of a noodle factory for the German Food Company. Memo of 8 November 1941, announcing renaming of Auschwitz new construction office into "Central Construction Office of the Waffen-SS and Police, Auschwitz." Mentions that this office has to supervise an area of 15 square kilometers, with innumerable projects, including the setting up of a POW camp for 125,000 prisoners.

    269 Agreement on placing 20 workers at the disposal of the camp commandant (living quarters for prisoners). 1942. 8 pp.

    Various items, including documents about handing over completed projects to the camp command; details about renovation work, such as chimney repairs in prisoner barracks.

    270 Explanatory note on plan for expanding buildings to hold prisoners. 1942. 11 pp.

    Details about enlarging six prisoner facilities. Memo about Auschwitz construction projects in 2nd and 3rd War Economy Year, with detailed breakdown.

    271 Enclosures to the plan and estimate for building five dwellings for prisoners (estimate of necessary construction materials). 1942. 44 pp.

    Memo, other details about construction of five new prisoner quarters, with breakdown of necessary materials and dimensions.

    272 Correspondence on the construction of various facilities. 1940 - 1943. 510 pp.

    Series of construction jobs and projects, such as roadwork, renovations, prisoner hospital, removal of old buildings, potato storage facility, quarters for higher level SS officers and visitors, facilities for German Equipment Works, space for an Army Supply Depot at Strzemieszyce. Memo citing normal capacity of camp and POW camp, 13 November 1942: Auschwitz Camp, approximately 10,000 prisoners; POW camp, 113,000 prisoners. Detailed memo about POW camp capacity, breaking down into various sections how 113,000 can be accommodated [virtually all barracks are converted horse stables]. Same breakdown, by building blocks, for the 10,010 prisoners in the main concentration camp. Memo about changes in wall between men's and women's camp. Memos about other camp projects such as water supply; saunas for SS guards; temporary laundry; various laboratory buildings, including a "climatological section." Map of facilities of German Armaments Works [owned and operated by SS]. More about other projects: general quarters; House of the Waffen-SS; pipes for water system; providing 30 Entwesungs facilities; extension of slaughter house; barracks at Imielin stone quarry; planned command staff quarters; new construction of a crematorium for concentration camp Stutthof (attached were explanations related to a crematorium to serve 30,000 prisoners: "...The facility is equipped with five sections of three-muffle kiln incinerators. According to a statement by the Topf and Sons firm, one cremation cycle takes about half an hour....") Various memos about construction plans for the agricultural camp. Report by technical specialists from the construction police that damage to crematorium chimney due to excessive use must be repaired immediately because "otherwise this could lead to unimaginable consequences." (July 1942). More construction memos: new cells for prisoners in headquarters building; heating plant; completion of wall in "stand-up cell" of Birkenau women's camp. Follow-up on damaged crematorium chimney notes that it was built in 1940 and suffered damage as result of "continuous use (day and night)." Memos on expanding dental clinic; providing concert grands

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    for staff soirees; setting up of a women's branch camp for Ravensbrück in Auschwitz (April 1942). Memos about building of heating plant for laundry with Entlausung facility and prisoner bath. Memo about final demarcation like for Auschwitz property, approved by Reichsführer-SS (March 1942). Memo, March 1942, about Construction Program for budget year 1942, Auschwitz. Approval by SS General Pohl (chief of Berlin SS headquarters Construction and Budget Department) of plans for German Armaments Works. Memo about expanding disinfection installation (January 1941). May 1940 memo about financing Auschwitz construction (2 million Reichsmark). November 1942 memo about total planning for German Armaments Works facilities in Auschwitz. Memo, June 1942: ventilators for new Auschwitz crematorium and start of installing furnaces ("ovens"), indicating that equipment will be needed "very soon." March 1942 memo regarding crematorium ovens for Auschwitz.

    273 Correspondence with the administrative department of the Central Construction Directorate regarding construction of barracks. 1942. 48 pp.

    Telegram-type forms listing deliveries of construction material, where it was shipped from, and for what purpose (mostly pre-fab barracks).

    274 Correspondence on expanding six buildings for prisoners. 1942. 43 pp.

    June 1942: listings of expansion of six prisoner barracks, with materials required.

    275 Correspondence with the "Karl Albrecht" firm regarding delivery of construction materials for building prisoners' barracks (with enclosure containing drawings), work schedule for expanding six prisoner dwellings, constructions estimates for various facilities in the Auschwitz KL. 1942. 375 pp.

    Report about readiness and cost of various construction projects. Lists crematoriums in POW camp ("to carry out Sonderbehandlung") nos. II through V, with respective completion percentage of 80, 40, 70, and 20. Other items mentioned are wire fence and guard towers, including those in crematorium area, at 60 percent completed. Memos about additional construction projects, September 1942 to September 1943 in POW camp includes two crematoriums. August 1942 memo mentions it was decided to put new crematorium adjacent to quarantine quarters in POW camp. June 1942 memo mentions that camp commander had made an oral request for setting up four horsestable barracks for the "Sonderbehandlung of Jews" to accommodate their personal belongings. Lengthy memos and correspondence about work to be done in agricultural camp; expansion of I.G. Farben plant. June 1942 memo mentions that Himmler intends to enlarge POW camp from 125,000 to 150,000 POWs, hence the need for additional construction.

    276 Correspondence with Gueltser, Reinhold, Haker, Gench, Heiberger, and other firms regarding construction of prefabricated barracks. 1942 - 1943. 262 pp.

    Numerous pieces of correspondence and other communications about deliveries of pre-fab barracks.

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    276 Continued.

    Continues with memos, other correspondence about barracks required and delivered to Auschwitz.

    277 Act transferring expanded prisoner barracks to the camp komandatura (with drawing). 1942. 7 pp.

    Plans and drawings of unidentified camp building and its location.

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    278 Correspondence with "Niegel", "Schutz", "Industrie-Bau", and other firms on building quarters for prisoners. 1942 - 1944. 28 pp.

    Contracts, bids, and cost proposals for various construction projects such as pre-fab guard towers, furnace installations, etc.

    279 Correspondence with the Lentz, "Schlesische Industrie Bau", and I. Kluge firms regarding delivery of construction materials for outfitting prisoners' dwellings. 1942 - 1943. 101 pp.

    Bills and cost estimates for various construction projects and for materials required. Daily camp work reports by a German firm; bills for specialized workers and work performed.

    280 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate and Construction Directorate in Breslau-Lissa regarding construction of 135 prisoner barracks, 12 laundries (with drawings), equipment for increasing water pressure, a mechanical refrigerator, boiler equipment, delivery of diesel fuel, etc. 1940 - 1944. 300 pp.

    Memos and related correspondence about building 135 prisoner barracks in POW camp. Started in October 1941 and completed April 1944. Maps showing location of barracks. Various papers and memos about camp construction work. Addendum about labor force for Buna works being established. Points out that currently (March 1941) prisoner quarters planned to hold 10,000 prisoners will not suffice in view of large labor force requirements. To take care of workers in Buna works requires prisoner transfers from other concentration camps, or "new deliveries," up to a total of 20,000. Consequently existing accommodations will not be enough. Memos about construction materials and supplies; papers about deliveries of such items as barbed wire, steel products, water conduit pipes, diesel oil, etc. Memo from SS-New Construction Office Dachau complaining about unauthorized removal of plans from Dachau to Auschwitz, and noting that "according to an order from the Reichsführer-SS all plans dealing with construction in concentration camps are secret." Additional correspondence about transport of barracks and deliveries. Telegram from Mauthausen to Auschwitz, requesting special construction materials. Floor plans of different barracks in POW camp Lublin.

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281 Correspondence regarding construction and outfitting of living quarters, crematoria II-V, a morgue, barracks for "special measures," and other facilities within the Auschwitz prisoner-of-war camp. 1942 - 1944. 70 pp.

Various memos about setting up a POW camp in Auschwitz; one, dated 1 November 1941, calls for start of setting up the camp for 125,000 POWs. Memos about setting up various facilities, including mortuary, Entwesungs barracks, additional prisoner barracks, quarantine barracks, all in POW camp. Memo ordering setting up of crematorium IV in POW camp, June 1944; also crematorium III, II, and V. Construction request for three barracks for Sondermassnahmen in Concentration Camp Auschwitz (July 1944); these were to be converted from former horse stables. Construction request for camouflaging crematoriums in Auschwitz (September 1944).

282 Plans and correspondence regarding construction of living and working premises for prisoners (with drawings). 1942 - 1944. 128 pp.

Various memos about barracks: damage from rain; quarters for German Armament Works (DAW), with architectural drawings and floor plan. Memos about restoring DAW factory, shops, and other DAW facilities. Installation of transformer station in existing DAW work shop, with architectural drawings; other DAW facilities, with architectural drawings, and map locations; supply shed for DAW.

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283 Protocols transferring completed construction project No. 116 (living quarters for prisoners) to the local SS directorate and police. 1943. 23 pp.

Memo about transfer of completed construction projects to camp command. Floor plans of new prisoner quarters, with architectural drawings.

284 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate regarding construction of living quarters, sheds, and a food storehouse. 1943 - 1944. 41 pp.

More memos about setting up housing and shed for bicycles and coal, for German Food Company, with bids for work by various German firms.

285 Protocols transferring completed prisoner barracks in the KL to the local directorate. Buildings No. 30, 120, 32, and 128 (with drawings). 31 May 1943 and 22 January 1944. 48 pp.

Architectural drawings, floor plans for prisoner quarters, with memos about handing over finished projects to camp command. Architectural drawings and floor plans of three barracks (or styes) for pigs. Architectural drawings of a crematorium.

286 Protocol transferring a building to house prisoners in the KL (Building No. 117) to the local SS directorate (with drawings). 5 April 1944. 15 pp.

More floor plans of prisoner barracks.

287 Protocol Transferring prisoners living quarters to the local SS directorate (with drawings). Building No. 125. 10 February 1944. 12 pp.

Apparent duplicates (or triplicates) of previously indexed architectural drawings and floor plans of various prisoner quarters.

288 Correspondence from the Lentz firm to the Central Construction Directorate regarding construction of prisoners quarters. 1942 - 1944. 26 pp.

Various bills from German firms for work done on prisoner quarters, with detailed cost breakdown.

289 Accounts with the Walter Wagner firm for earthwork connected with the construction of 20 prisoner dwellings (with drawings). 1942 - 1944. 34 pp.

Expenditures list for prisoner quarters prepared by SS-Central Construction Office. Map, and plans for estimating quality of soil excavation required to construct new prisoner quarters.

290 Standard plan for barracks (with drawings). 1943 - 1944. 63 pp.

Preface to a publication which deals with need for more solid construction materials as a result of damages from air raids to existing wooden structures discusses "Unity Massive barracks and central floor special massive barracks," with architectural drawings and floor plans prepared by central construction headquarters in Berlin.

[Heading: Workshops.]

291 Construction plan for a frame barracks (Fachwerksbaracke) to be temporarily occupied by the staff of the camp komandatura. 1941 - 1943. 9 pp.

Construction proposal for temporary quarters for command staff on Auschwitz property, with floor plan prepared by SS-New Construction Office.

292 Statistical calculations relating to construction of wooden industrial workshops. 1942 - 1944. 118 pp.

Bills and handwritten notes from German firm concerning work done in camp, includes technical drawings for what looks like work on barracks; similar material also deals with work on transformer station.

293 Plans and correspondence concerning construction [passage indistinct] "Sanopia" (with drawings). 1941 - 1944. 172 pp.

Notes about enlarging storage shed for Troop Supply Camp Oderberg, to be achieved by remodeling former soap factory, with architectural drawings. Construction proposal and related correspondence.

294 Correspondence with the Main SS Administrative Directorate regarding transfer of a joiner's shop to the "Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke" firm. 1943. 36 pp.

Transfer of wheelwright shop and civilian carpentry shop to DAW, with detailed inventory list.

295 Correspondence with the camp commandant on transferring joiner's and metal workshops to the "Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke" firm. 1943. 540 pp.

Memos about various items handed over to DAW (duplicate of list in folder 294). Memos about setting up workshop facilities for DAW.

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295 Continued.

Responses to inquiries about need for locksmith and plumbing work, as well as other memos and correspondence to and from DAW. Memo noting Bischoff's appointment as chief, Auschwitz SS-Central Construction Office (October 1941). SS Central Construction Office takes over control over construction of and for DAW. Synopsis of complete planning for DAW facilities. Various bills for materials provided for DAW.

296 Correspondence with the F. Boos, O. Erhard, and F. Krupp firms on delivering electrical equipment, boilers, wires, and materials for outfitting workshops. 1943. 399 pp.

Memos about construction materials for Krupp plant in Auschwitz. Various pieces of correspondence with requests for construction steel; fire extinguishers; setting up a munitions building for Krupp. More on things needed for Krupp plant, such as electrification, fuel, office buildings, etc.

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296 Continued.

Memo about work on camp central heating plant. More material on Krupp plant workshops; memos facilitating detonator production at Krupp plant.

297 Correspondence with the Kluge firm on delivering materials for outfitting workshops and other buildings and bills for work completed. 1940 - 1944. 281 pp.

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Various memos and bills related to work on floor for unidentified industrial complex. Detailed bill from Kluge firm for various construction projects, including two bills for work on Aschengruben (ash pits); the work bill for May-June 1943 contains small amount for work on crematorium.

298 Accounts with the "Lentz", "Zoellner", and "Deutsche Ausruestungswerke" firms for building workshops (Building 157A). 1942 - 1944. 796 pp.

Final accounting by Goebel Firm for work on water supply and drainage facilities. Various bills for hourly wages from Lanz and Co.; bills from German Armaments Works (DAW) to SS Central Construction Office.

(Note: number on folder is repeated.) Bills and specifics about heating and hot water system for "shortwave- and Entlausungs facilities." Payments for work on water purification and water storage facilities. Final bill for stonemason and other work on chimneys for central heating plant. Cost proposals for this work, with Boos firm bills for work on central heating plant. Bills and specifications for expansion of housing for bombed-out families.

299 Correspondence with the Weichsel-Metall-Union firm regarding delivery of firefighting equipment for an industrial workshop. 1942 - 1944. 115 pp.

Various pieces of correspondence about fire-prevention measures for Weichsel Metal-Union plant in Auschwitz. Provision of barracks, furniture, and other items for Metal-Union; other communications related to materials requested by or provided for Metal-Union plant. Request for changes to be made in Krupp plant accommodations.

300 Technical calculations and plan for industrial workshops. 1943 - 1944. 241 pp.

Floorplans of Metal-Union facilities; map location of plant in relation to camp. Profuse detailed breakdown in connection with construction work for Metal-Union plant; dimension, etc. including schematic drawings of requirements for construction steel.

301 Drawings and accounts with firms relating to the construction of a building for workshops (Building No. 157E). 1944. 418 pp.

Final bill from Goebel firm, including individual bills for various tasks, such as hiring of horse (and wagon) teams. Handwritten list of prisoner labor costs from Zöllner Industrial Construction firm, most of it for work done on camp Sicherungswerkstätte (fuse[?] shop), with floor plans.

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301 Continued.

Bills for Häftlingssicherungswerke. Bill for travel and housing for workers from the Protectorate (used on projects in camp). Bills for providing horse-and-wagon teams (for transportation of construction materials within camp). Map of POW camp Birkenau, with location of drainage system.

302 Technical calculation and drawings of a building for workshops for civilian workers (Building No. 61). 1944. 39 pp.

303 Technical calculations and drawings of a building of workshops for civilian workers (Building No. 61B). 1944. 51 pp.
More material (much of it duplicates material previously cited) on civilian work shops. Map of drainage system for horse stables attached to SS Central Construction Office and work shops used by civilian workers. 1944.

304 Technical calculations for a building of workshops for civilian workers (Building No. 157). 1943. 30 pp.

More bills for work on Sicherungswerkstätten. 1943.

[Heading: Crematoria.]

305 Correspondence with central institutions regarding recommended firms. Bills from the "Hirsch", "Falk", "Kluge", and "Huta" firms for building crematoria and other facilities. 1940 - 1944. 52 pp.

Memo addressed to eight concentration camps listing firms authorized to build barracks. Bill for payment to workers for work done on crematorium IV in POW camp (May 1943). List of German firms working on various construction projects and what work was completed. Submission by SS Central Construction Office Auschwitz, approving payment for work done and addressed to Waffen-SS Construction Inspection Office in Poznan.

306 Financial accounts with "Huta", "Topf", "Falck", and other firms for deliveries of construction materials and construction work on various projects (crematoria, etc.). 1941 - 1943. 131 pp.

Bills from DAW for work on crematorium IV; breakdown lists four steel doors for the facility. Other bills are for delivery of firewood for crematorium in POW camp, and for ten (10) ash containers from Topf and Son firm for crematorium I in the POW camp; handles for gas door No. 12, and locks for chutes from crematorium into cellar (these bills also include items for crematoriums II, IV, and V). Bills from Falck firm for work on crematorium II. Huta listing of costs for work on crematorium III. Daily salary list for work on crematoriums from Industrial Construction Company, with work performed. Bill from Koehler for new construction of chimney for crematorium III in POW camp. Other bills from other firms for salaries for work on crematorium III. One bill is for installing an exhaust system for crematorium IV in Raisko (agricultural camp). Various certificates from private firms that certain work was done on crematoriums, including exhaust for furnace area, etc. and for an exhaust system in the "disrobing room." A great deal of work was done on drainage system around crematoriums. 1941-1943.

307 Correspondence with "Vedag", "Jan", "Wilhelm Kermel", and other firms regarding deliveries of roofing material, adhesives, pipes, and other materials for crematoria, biological purification equipment, and other itmes. 1941 - 1944. 215 pp.

Various transactions involving construction materials. Memo guaranteeing the manpower needed to build the POW camp. Extensive correspondence about roofing materials; other correspondence contains requests for resources for camp projects and certificates attesting to the urgency and priority of camp construction work. Among the items are orders for and deliveries of stone, bricks, cement, etc. 1941-1944.

308 Financial accounts with the Robert Koehler firm concerning deliveries of material and construction work on project No. 11 (pipes for crematoria). 1942 - 1943. 18 pp.

Bill for work on crematorium chimney. Bill for the use of prisoners for work on crematorium. 1942.

309 Correspondence with the camp komandatura on transferring Crematorium IV, [passage indistinct] in Rajsko, and two quarantine barracks to it. 1942 - 1944. 14 pp.

List on contents of general and guest quarters in the House of the Waffen-SS, Auschwitz. Memo taking note of transfer of leadership of SS Central Construction Office from Bischoff to Jothan, January 1944. Transfer of crematorium IV to commander's office and of other finished construction projects (March 1943). 1942-1944.

310 (Crematoria) Correspondence and financial accounts with the "Riedel", "Kluge", "Keller", and "Guta" firms concerning manpower. 1942 - 1943. 168 pp.

Various bills from Huta firm for work on crematorium V; also bills and materials used for electrical installation in that crematorium. Bills for painting and for glass used, and for roofing material. Payment to Topf firm for providing two large incinerators for crematorium, each with eight muffles. Among the items used: two steel ladders for the ashpit; eight counterweights, and changes made in oven foundation for incinerator; bill for overtime for stonemasons working on incinerators, 90 names in all (reference is to "crematorium V in Raisko in Auschwitz concentration camp"). 1942-1943.

311 Bills from the Topf and Guta firms for electrotechnical materials provided by them for the construction of a crematorium, payment records of these firms. 1942 - 1943. 26 pp.

Bills for work done on crematorium II.

312 Correspondence with "Lentz", "Topf", "Pludra", and other firms regarding delivery of materials for equipping a crematorium. 1940 - 1944. 146 pp.

Questionnaire concerning specifications of Auschwitz crematorium. Bills for work on command staff building, guard building, and Entlausungs facility (December 1942). Request for allotment of construction steel for crematorium (October 1942). Assignment of work on eight muffle incinerator to Topf firm. Work order for a new crematorium chimney (August 1942). Memo, 13 August 1942, to camp commander states that "as a result of premature firing of the new chimney facility of the crematorium (all three incinerators are in use) there are already signs of damage in the masonry." Because this firing took place before the mortar had hardened, the SS construction unit will not accept any responsibility. Another memo mentions this damage and points out that this premature action happened "despite the central construction office's written directive tot he command prohibiting the premature use of these chimneys." Cost proposal for building a new chimney; additional correspondence about dimensions of chimney. Material about air intake and exhaust facilities for crematorium. Lengthy, detailed description of these facilities and its purpose by Topf firm, and of the need for additional exhaust conduits in the crematorium and in the basement mortuary [because material in this file is chronologically reversed, an April 1942 memo mentions air circulation facilities for a "crematorium to be built"]. A January 1942 memo to the Auschwitz SS Central Construction Office: "It is necessary to alter the mortuary in the crematorium in such a manner that it can be used both as a mortuary and a holding facility;" Topf firm report about materials for crematorium's new, coke-furnace double-muffle incinerator and fire bricks. Memo about the urgent need for a third oven (November 1941). Among Topf firm list of items and specs for incinerator: "rails for the insertion cart [a body-bearing cart that could be inserted into the oven]; insertion cart with tilt-frame." A memo (June 1941) on inadequacy of existing exhaust system in crematorium mortuary and the need for a new one: "When the second furnace is in use - and that is the case almost daily now...." 1942-1944.

313 Correspondence with "Topf", "Segnitz", "Keller", and other firms regarding construction of crematoria and delivery of materials for installing ovens and chimneys in a crematorium. 1941 - 1944. 181 pp.

More about crematoriums (May 1944). Memo about need for urgent repair of Birkenau crematorium (February 1944). Memo about planting a "green belt" around crematorium I and II, and the bushes and trees provided for that purpose. Topf firm explanation to central construction office why the firm is not responsible for various problems encountered in the crematoriums. Report from central construction office about the status of crematoriums I, II, III, IV, and V (January 1943) [see June 1943 item in folder 314]. Memo about the camp doctor's request for special facilities in the crematorium (January 1943). Various items dealing with work on crematoriums, i.e. roofing, incinerators, etc.

314 Correspondence and financial accounts with Topf and other firms concerning the construction and equipping of a crematorium and related works. 1941 - 1944. 36 pp.

Memo about urns containing deceased prisoners (August 1941). Urgency to build incinerator because Auschwitz will get a POW camp as an addition, which very soon will have to accommodate 120,000 Russians (November 1941). Memo to camp command about the capacities of crematoriums I through V during a 24-hour period: 4,756 bodies (June 1943). 1941-1943.

315 Order for electrical instruments for Crematorium III. 1943. 31 pp.

Materials used for work on crematorium III in POW camp. SS requests for materials for work on crematorium III. 1943.

316 Financial accounts with the DAW, Kluge, and Huta firms concerning deliveries of materials and construction of facilities No. 20-32 (a crematorium and others). 1942 - 1944. 442 pp.

DAW bill for work on camp power station, with various items, detailing materials needed, etc., and with requirement for a power line to Harmense-Budy. Bills, and materials needed for building a fence around the POW camp, and an electrified fence around crematorium II in the POW camp, including 100 signs with "Caution High Voltage - Perilous." Bills, specifications, etc. for emergency power facility. Specs of requirements for building a private railroad spur from Auschwitz railroad station. Construction of water reservoir to be used against fires in Birkenau. Specifications for work on disinfestation project in Gypsy Camp. Various items concerning shortwave delousing equipment for the POW camp. Bill for work on disinfestation barracks specifies that plain window glass is to be used, except for windows leading to the "shower room" [Brauseraum], where opaque glass is to be used."

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317 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate regarding construction schedules, estimates of materials for Crematoria II and III, contingency routes for access, and other construction issues. 1944. 384 pp.

Memo about expanding existing houses to accommodate bombed-out SS family members in Auschwitz. Various memos with specifications related to requests for priority allocation of materials to house camp prisoners working in defense industries; other requests for urgently needed camp construction projects. 5 September 1944 memo about requests for camouflaging crematoriums. List of camp construction projects from 1 August 1944, onward; lists of construction materials needed for various projects. Cost proposals and materials requirements for camp construction projects, such as wood products, metal, steel, cement, fuel, etc. Steel products required for various projects. 1944.

318 Construction of a crematorium. Accounts for installing pipes. 1942. 5 pp.

Handwritten notes about materials used to build crematorium chimney, and additional lists of these materials.

[Heading: Gas facilities.]

319 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate regarding distribution of cement, iron, and other materials (with drawing of main accumulator). 1941 - 1943. 254 pp.

Memo about delivery of barracks for Auschwitz by army. Various memos about steel allocations for approved Auschwitz construction projects, and about other building materials. One memo gives weight of steel allocated for crematoriums II through V (14 March 1943). Other memos, notes, etc. about allocation of various construction materials for camp projects. Memos about regional reorganization and areas of competences of field offices of Speer war industry ministry.

320 Correspondence with the "Huta" firm regarding construction of a facility (chamber) for the production of methane (with plans). 1942 - 1943. 74 pp.

Correspondence between camp and Berlin about various construction projects. Long list of camp construction projects, with entries for start of construction, planned construction time, current stand of work, completion date; among projects: crematorium I, completed December 1942; crematorium II, April 1943; crematorium III, April 1943; crematorium IV, May 1943. Extensive material about water supply and drainage systems for camp; includes report of meeting of all interested parties in and around the camp about water supply for camp and for surrounding area.

321 Plan for a new facility for the production of lighting gas and methane, including gas storage tank (with drawings). 15 September 1942. 23 pp.

Proposal for new construction of water purification and methane gas utilization facilities, with technical drawings and plans of projects.

322 Plan for a facility for the production of lighting gas and methane, with gas storage tank (with drawings). 30 September 1942. 23 pp.

More on water purification and methane gas utilization (contains repeats of material in folder 321).

323 Financial accounts with Friedrich Boos, Konrad Segnitz, and other firms relating to deliveries of materials and construction project No. 32 (gas chambers). 1942 - 1944. 217 pp.

DAW [SS operated] bills for barracks, including request for payment for prisoners used to build the barracks. One project is a disinfestation facility in the Gypsy Camp, with Boos firm bills for work on this facility.

324 Correspondence with firms and the aforementioned institutions on equipping gas facilities. 1943 - 1944. 12 pp.

Memo about building barracks for camp's political section mentions that crematorium I is expected to stop operating, thus providing space for additional barracks. Since these barracks are not flameproof, the cessation of crematorium operations is essential so as not to create a fire hazard. If the crematorium continues operations in the midst of these barracks, the camp construction office will not be responsible for any fire damage. Additional correspondence about water purification and methane gas collection facilities.

325 Financial accounts with Friedrich Boos, Anhalt, and other firms relating to delivery of materials and construction project No. 6 (gas barracks). 1940 - 1944. 87 pp.

Bills for partial payment for six disinfestation barracks, and other bills for payment for this project. Bills and other correspondence related to two delousing [Entlausungs] barracks in Birkenau. Cost proposal and detailed breakdown for a laundry barrack in Auschwitz.

326 Correspondence with the "Huta" firm regarding delivery of construction materials and equipping a facility for the production of methane. 1944. 11 pp.

Correspondence from a German firm about the methane gas facility. Items about another project, a facility to remove excess rainwater from the camp area.

[Heading: Disinfection and fumigation.]

327 Correspondence with "Topf and Sons" regarding installation of disinfection equipment and ventilating fans. 1940 - 1944. 231 pp.

Bill for ventilation for crematoriums IV and V. Proposal from Topf firm for setting up a disinfestation facility in the camp, consisting of two ovens and four chambers, and providing two additional disinfestation vehicles. Topf submits detailed outline for setting up five three-muffle incinerator ovens. Among the details is the delivery of two pieces of equipment for the insertion of coffins consisting of one each coffin insertion cart, a shunting cart, and rails leading to five incinerators. Other details mention ventilation for dissecting, mortuary and washrooms, and the installation of five three-muffle incinerators. Various bills for work done by Topf firm; bills from central construction office for construction materials allocated to Topf firm. One bill deals with delivery of and work on two large incinerators with eight muffles each. Breakdown by Topf, with costs, of equipment for crematoriums I through V, including an Entwesungs facility consisting of two ovens and two chambers. Another Topf bill lists two electric elevators for crematoriums II and III; one Entwesungs facility with four chambers, and two Entwesungs vehicles, as well as a garbage incinerator for crematorium III. Correspondence between Topf firm and SS central construction office about payments for various bills for work on crematoriums. Another Topf bill itemizes deliveries of "one wrought-iron corpse delivery contraption consisting of a cart for inserting a coffin, a shunting cart, rails, and turntable." Topf cost proposal for ventilation and exhaust systems for "B Raum" (Room B), furnace room, and for autopsy, mortuary, and washrooms. Commercial advertising from Topf firm giving details and providing photos of its line of incinerators. Specs for materials required for various incinerators. Memo from New Construction Office to Topf, 8 January 1941: "The SS new construction office has informed you in a telegram that the first incinerator facility has already been damaged because of its heavy use....It is therefore urgently necessary to expand the facility." Detailed Topf firm list of parts for a two-muffle incinerator.

328 Financial accounts with Huta, Lentz, DAW, and other firms for deliveries of materials and construction work on project No. 5a (disinfection barracks). 1941 - 1944. 315 pp.

Huta firm bills for work on Entlausungs facility; memos containing requests for materials for delousing barracks I and II (November 1942) and for Entwesungs facilities 1 and 2. Bills for salaries for work on these facilities, including cost of prison labor. Bill from Boos firm for central heating in women's Entwesungs chamber. Final bill from Concentration Camp Administration Auschwitz for prisoner labor on a monthly basis in 1942, ranging from 300 prisoner hours to 1,050 prisoner work hours, paid at 30 Pfeunnig per hour. Various labor bills for wash barracks in the camp quarantine section.

329 Correspondence with the "Boos" firm on equipping a disinfection facility and a laundry. 1942. 21 pp.

Boos memo regarding Entlausungs facility, referring to hydrogen cyanide [Blausäure] Entlausungs facilities. Boos memo about specs for disinfestation facilities in camp reception building (September 1942). Boos specs for laundry facilities in camp.

330 Financial accounts with Boos, Industrie Bau, Hirt, and other firms relating to the construction and outfitting of a reception point with [passage indistinct] and laundry. 1941 - 1942. 80 pp.

Partial bills from Boos firm, and other items, all with pertinence to laundry and Entlausungs facilities.

331 Plan for prisoner fumigation chamber using hydrocyanic acid (drawings). 1942 - 1943. 7 pp.

Boos plans for hydrogen cyanide delousing facility mentions place in system for "Zyklon" containers and indicates locations where they are inserted in schematic drawings.

332 Correspondence with "Eigen Woerner", "Korn", "Heert", "Hochheim", and other firms regarding short-wave equipment for fumigation. 1942 - 1944. 286 pp.

Memos about shortwave delousing facility, one permanent for concentration camp I, and one mobile one for camp II. The portable facility is to be used first for blankets and "afterwards, according to camp doctor Mengele, it will be needed in the women's camp." Specs for the Entlausungs facility, baths, and disinfestation equipment in camp and POW camp. These all refer to quantities of laundry and blankets these facilities can handle, but specs also mention an order for among other things the previously mentioned shortwave Entwesungs facility which can handle 625 people per hour, and the stationary facility, also with a 625 person per hour capacity (July 1944). One of the many memos mentions that the setting up of an Entwesungs facility will make it possible to combat epidemics of infectious diseases. A number of memos from Kovi firm with specs for Entlausungs facility mention the potential for disinfecting 2,500-3,000 clothing units in eight hours; this is followed by a detailed cost proposal from the Kovi firm. A December 1942 memo calls for the first delousing of civilian workers in Auschwitz (see also reports about a typhus epidemic in Auschwitz in late 1942 on reel 43).

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332 Continued.

Hochheim Machine Manufacturer, about hot air heating for Entseuchung and Entlausung. Memos about payment for civilian workers in quarantine (March 1943) because of typhus outbreak in one of their quarters. December 1942 memo regarding quarantining of Auschwitz for as long as three months. Memo about conference with Bielitz district chief concerning camp quarantine. Memo requesting quarantine barracks to house both male and female German prisoners ready to be released. Other reports and material about typhus epidemic. Reports that malaria-carrying mosquitos were discovered in various camp areas. Request for items such as soap to combat diseases. Memo on urgent need to work on toilets and drainage in women's camp. Memo about camp security (July 1943) points out that insufficient number of guard assignments have hampered work in camp, and that not enough is being done to deal with espionage by Polish civilian workers. Discussion about isolating Polish workers. Posting of signs in a 100-meter deep no-man's zone: "Stop! Concentration Camp Area No-Man's Zone! Trespassers will be shot without warning." Long memo from camp commander about removal of feces and about canalization. More material on combatting typhus epidemic. Memo about lifting three-week quarantine of civilian workers and employees, December 1942.

333 Drawings and correspondence regarding construction of buildings to house fumigation chambers and a laundry. 1940 - 1944. 145 pp.

Various memos pertaining to camp projects: carpentry work; expansion of Entlausungs facility in reception building; work on laundry; hydrogen cyanide delousing facility (there is mention of possible future use of Ariginal for disinfection). Floorplans for laundry building. Memo from Tesch Abstabenow, vermin extermination specialists, talks about an Entwesungs facility (11 chambers) and need for specially trained personnel to work with gas chambers (June 1944). Memo about urgent need for stationary Entlausung and Entwesungs equipment, mentioning that it must be able to handle 16,000 "Garnituren" (articles of clothes) daily, operating 24-hours (June 1943). Memo of May 15, 1944, concerning gas chambers in the new laundry building: "According to an Army High Command directive, gas chambers using Zyklon-B are to be changed for the use of Ariginal gas...." Memo about hermetically sealed doors for Entlausungs facilities (May 1944). Many memos on use of combined short-wave and standard Entlausungs facilities, including a request for setting up a short-wave Entlausungs facility in laundry and prisoner reception building. Report of July 1943 concerning conference about ultra-shortwave Entlausungs facility and reasons why it is needed, i.e. to combat disease epidemics before they start.

334 Technical calculation for a disinfection chamber and other facilities. 1942. 21 pp.

List of materials for Entlausungs chamber; construction details and technical drawings.

335 Plan and protocol transferring a building containing disinfection facilities to the local SS directorate and police (Building No. 32) (with drawings). 1942 - 1944. 20 pp.

Record of handing over Entwesungs facility by SS Central Construction Office to Central Administration of Auschwitz, with description of facility; various floor plans from Boos. Operational instructions, with technical plans and drawings.

336 Correspondence with F. Boos, Segnitz, Topf, and other firms regarding construction and equipping death chambers, disinfection, and fumigation facilities. 1942 - 1944. 109 pp.

Memo from Boos regarding Entwesungs barrack in POW camp. Segnitz firm delivery of wood and cement; other materials needed for barrack. Camp-internal correspondence about specs and plan changes, and various bills for materials used. Travel report (September 17, 1942) by Auschwitz commander Höss and staff to Litzmannstadt to view ghetto and a "Sonderanlage." Discussion with local functionaries and decision to divert materials for this project to Auschwitz. Memos and bills from German firm for Entwesungs facility. March 1943 memo about building Entwesungs barracks takes note of excessive accumulation of personal belongings, and of clothing stored in the open and exposed to weather. Mentions danger of spontaneous combustion fires as a result of the great masses of closely packed belongings. February 1943 memo to Topf for delivery of Entwesungs facility consisting of two ovens with 11 chambers and six carts. Memo points out that the order is being placed now so that there are no delays like those encountered during work on crematorium II. This is followed by Topf cost breakdown. Memo detailing the use of six prisoners to operate some of Entwesungs machinery expresses the wish to assign preferably German prisoners because of the importance and cost of this Entwesungs facility. Memo announcing that electric fence around area holding personal belongings and luggage barracks, including Entwesungs facility, was completed December 20, 1943, with Entwesungs facility becoming operational on that date. Memo about new Entlausungs facility in Birkenau (December 1943). Topf response to report about damage to hot-air chambers of Entwesungs facility (February 1944). June 1943 memo from Waffen-SS Construction Inspection Office East, authorizing plans for Entwesungs and disinfestation facility in POW camp. Memo from SS Economic Administration Main Office Berlin (March 11, 1942) stipulates that "in the final instance, all Entlausungs facilities are to be converted for the use of hydrogen cyanide." (see May 1944 memo in folder 322.) Cost proposal from Topf for Entwesungs facility with four chambers, February 5, 1943. Memo from Birkenau camp to Auschwitz camp command (July 1943) that Birkenau has had no lice infestation and only rare typhoid fever cases because its inhabitants are being deloused daily. Now, with expansion of camp, lice are beginning to appear again.

337 Correspondence with the F. Boos, Tesch and Stebenov, and Erhardt firms on building and equipping fumigation and disinfection facilities. 1943 - 1944. 49 pp.

Memo with specs for 11 hydrogen cyanide chambers, July 1944. June 8, 1944 memo about hydrogen cyanide facilities: "...According to the resident camp doctor, the Zyklon-B gas chambers are now to be converted to Ariginal gas." Series of memos about hydrogen cyanide delousing facility, and great urgency to work on it. Notes on discussion about installation of stationary shortwave delousing facility. Cost proposal detailing work on and material required for a shortwave Entlausungs facility in the prisoner laundry and reception building. Memo from Siemens-Schuckert concerning this shortwave facility.

338 Correspondence with the Boos, Jenkner, I. Kluge, and anhalt firms on equipping a laboratory in Rajsko. 1942 - 1944. 225 pp.

Memo about requirements for facilities in Raisko agricultural camp, including the setting up and equipping of an agricultural laboratory. Includes architectural and floor plans for building (fall of 1943). Specs for facilities of hygiene laboratory in Raisko provides for one lab for "special examinations," another for inoculations, specifying blood groups, and physiological examinations [memos never mention who or what will be examined]. Floor plans for this laboratory. Other construction requirements in Raisko.

339 Correspondence with "Kluge", "Jenkner", and other firms on delivering glass, "Perkalor", and construction materials for building and equipping a laboratory. 1943 - 1944. 228 pp.

More about facilities in Raisko, including one for "Sonderproduktions," and related need for drying kilns and hotplates. Specs for water system for Raisko nursery. Memo about facilities for Krupp arms works; airforce barracks for camp political section. Memo about "Sonderbarracke B" in Auschwitz, to be used for prisoners, and urgently needed (July 1943). Allocation of materials. Construction proposal for prisoner Sonderbarracke B specifies reinforced and sound proof walls. Memo about potato storage and cabbage silo.

340 Correspondence from the head of the Construction Directorate Auschwitz to the center concerning X-ray equipment for the laboratory of Professor Klauberg at the prisoners' quarters. Estimate of expenses for the laboratory. 22 March 1944. 18 pp.

Memo regarding items for X-ray facilities (for Prof. Dr. Clauberg). Approximate cost of sanitary equipment for Clauberg [multiple copies].

[Heading: Sanitary institutions: baths, laundry, hospital.]

341 Correspondence with the Hirt firm on delivery of construction materials for equipping a reception point. 1940 - 1944. 276 pp.

Memos from German firms about material requirements for workshops for civilians, laundry, etc. Various memos about prison labor; bookkeeping; materials allocation; fuel; facilities in Gypsy camp. Various bills for work done in camp and materials provided, mostly from Hirt firm.

342 Correspondence with the head doctor of the Auschwitz KL regarding construction of medical and sanitary institutions and facilities and various sanitary measures within the camp. 1940 - 1943. 21 pp.

Memo regarding crematorium from SS New Construction section; repairs to be made, October 3, 1940. Memo about building an autopsy table. Requirements for hospital and ambulatory station, and work on dental clinic (all within SS quarters). Camp directive for the delousing of SS uniforms and equipment, September 1942, including delousing of personnel. Directives about inspection for lice and immunizations.

343 Correspondence with the Boos and Pensgen firms regarding delivery of plumbing equipment for a laundry (valves, pumps, motors). 1941 - 1942. 222 pp.

Lengthy memo about authorizing construction and allotments under war economy conditions and shortages in construction materials. Allocations of various construction materials and assignments of construction projects, such as prisoner barracks, laundry; a list of resources needed for various projects.

344 Financial accounts with various firms relating to the laundry, reception point, a disinfection chamber, and baths for prisoners (with drawings). 1941 - 1943. 227 pp.

Itemized lists of works done and expenses for various camp projects, mostly for laundry and Entlausungs facilities.

345 Correspondence with the Boos firm on installing central heating in the laundry and the Rajsko laboratory. 1942 - 1944. 124 pp.

Memo about work done on various pieces of equipment by carpentry shops, locksmiths; installation of fire extinguishers, provision of cleaning materials, etc.

346 Correspondence with the "Lentz", "Penchon", and "Boos" firms regarding renovation of the "Deutsche Haus" hotel, construction of a temporary laundry, the laboratory in Rajsko. 1942 - 1943. 58 pp.

Lenz firm memo about rebuilding of "German House" in camp (a SS facility). Memos from various German firms about construction and related work in camp, such as the temporary laundry, Raisko laboratories, prisoner canteen, etc.

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347 Drawings and correspondence with various firms on erecting buildings for a laundry, sanitary inspectors, and disinfection chambers in the KL. 1940 - 1944. 478 pp.

Various pieces of correspondence and memos from German firms and camp offices for material allocation and inquiries about authorization for camp projects. Most of the material deals with the camp laundry facility and the reception building (May 1944). Floor plans for low-pressure steam heating facility, hot water, and both installations for shortwave Entlausung (September 1943). Architectural drawings of prisoner baths, reception and laundry buildings, and of Entlausungs building (June 1942). Floor plans for camp bathing facility: one of the drawings allocates space for barber and haircutting room, as well as undressing and dressing room (plans are from Boos, June 1941). 1942-1944.

348 Correspondence with the Main SS Administrative Dorectorate (Berlin) on completion of laundries and their transfer to the camp komandatura. 1942 - 1943. 7 pp.

Request for allocation of iron, steel, and metal construction materials. 1943.

349 Technical estimate and drawing for a water-cure establishment with showers and bathhouse (sauna) by the "Lepski" firm in Bundlau. 1943. 1 page.

Floor and construction plans, apparently for water purification facility. 1943.

350 Explanatory note for a drawing of a reception point and transformer station. 1943 - 1944. 6 pp.

Detailed description for setting up the arrival building and affiliated transformer station (June 1944). Note at end mentions that arrival building has been completed and transformer staton is soon to be finished. Additionally, there are cost estimates, a plan of location of facilities in the camp, and floor plans of expanded transformer station. 1943-1944.

351 Correspondence with Kluge, Born, and other firms on equipping an infirmary. 1943 - 1944. 569 pp.

Memos on stand of various projects, such as hospital for SS staff (in Birkenau), details of facilities contained in the hospital, and floor plans. 1943-1944.

352 Work schedule and estimates for building an SS infirmary within the district hospital in Myczkow/Myscowa(?). 1944. 9 pp.

Conversion of unidentified regional hospital in Myshkov into an SS hospital. Detailed description of facility, with cost estimates (in triplicate in this folder). 1944.

353 Drawing of a temporary bath for prisoners. 1944. 9 pp.

Final bill for temporary prisoner bath facility. Detailed breakdown of materials used for the old laundry buildings; floor plans for temporary baths. 1944.

354 Correspondence with the Pensgen and Berninghaus firms regarding delivery of equipment for a laundry and fumigation chamber employing short-wave equipment. 1942 - 1944. 11 pp.

Various memos about machinery for laundry. Memo from German firm regarding order for shortwave Entlausungs facility, with details of equipment. June 20, 1944, memo from SS central construction office about hydrogen cyanide Entlausungs facility, including memo about airtight doors. Technical drawings of components of Entlausungs facility. 1944.

[Heading: Military infirmary.]

355 Bill from the "Lentz" firm for construction of a military infirmary. 1944. 6 pp.

Various bills, etc. pertaining to troop (SS) hospital, and detailed cost breakdown. 1944.

356 Plans and correspondence concerning construction of a military infirmary and several other buildings (with drawings). 1943 - 1945. 275 pp.

Series of memos, bills, specs, indications of urgency, etc. with respect to SS hospital. More floorplans showing accomodations for doctors and nurses. Floorplans showing how SS personnel is to be accomodated in hospital. 1944.

[Heading: bakery, kitchen, mess hall, school.]

357 Work schedule and estimate for construction of a school and kindergarten. 1941. 13 pp.

Cost breakdown for building a school and nursery in the camp (June 1941).

358 Correspondence with the Kaliba firm regarding delivery of boilers for a kitchen and for equipping a kitchen. 1940 - 1943. 36 pp.

Memo about SS kitchen and temporary prisoner kitchen. 1941-1942.

359 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate and the Lentz, Oberle, and Woerner firms regarding delivery of materials for equipping a camp bakery. 1941 - 1944. 347 pp.

Memos about various facilities and the need for material, also requests for resources, bills, etc., particularly for the construction of a temporary bakery. 1942-1944.

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359 Continued.

More material about temporary bakery, including construction proposal for expanding this facility. Floor plans for the project. Item about an SS bread factory (Brot Fabrik).

360 Estimate of expenses for a bakery built by the "Anhalt" firm. 1942 - 1943. 76 pp.

Temporary bakery, with detailed list of materials, costs, etc. 1943.

361 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate on equipping a mess hall and study hall. 1943. 6 pp.

Memo about school and other facilities for non-commissioned (SS) officers in Treskau near Poznan. 1943.

[Heading: Storehouses and other auxiliary buildings.]

362 98 (Potato storehouse). Correspondence with the "Guta" firm regarding payment for premises occupied by it. 1940 - 1942. 35 pp.

Various items about work by Huta on commander's headquarters. Bills for transport work in camp. Contract for fence around POW camp and request for bids, November 1941. 1940-1941.

363 50, 52 (Management of the Material Department). Record of expenses. 1940 - 1944. 53 pp.

Handwritten list of costs of office supplies provided by various firms. 1940-1941.

364 Correspondence with the Wilhelm Gottschling firm regarding delivery of various materials for a new construction warehouse in the KL and for watchtowers (with a drawing of a heating plant by the Karl Godzik firm). 1940 - 1944. 177 pp.

Various memos, bills, etc. for work done on camp projects, such as carpentry work on a silo for cabbage, expanding the prisoner kitchen, guard towers, barns, etc. Floor plans of a design for hotwater heating and hot water supply facilities for the SS New Construction Office (July 1940). 1040-1944.

365 Nos. 55/12, 55/13, and 55/18. Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate on strengthening a reinforced concrete ceiling of a cellar (with drawing). 1940 - 1944. 211 pp.

Memos about buildings to store prisoner's personal belongings, and about reinforcing existing stressed concrete ceilings in command headquarter air raid shelter. Memo about providing and respectively expanding a room in command headquarters for the clean-up crew in order to store valuables and foreign money. Request for building six arrest cells in the existing command headquarters. Various construction tasks in staff building. Request for construction materials for four officer and four troop barracks. 1941-1944.

366 Conditions for bidding to construct barracks for the Administrative Department and an estimate of planned construction. 1942. 27 pp.

Request for bids for utility barrack for SS troops, and cost proposal. 1942.

367 Explanatory note and estimate of expenses for outfitting the Auschwitz Bauhof (fitting yard). 1942. 15 pp.

Figures for total construction projects costs for Auschwitz concentration camp: 20,600,00 RM (August 1942). Breakdown of costs of work on camp construction materials yard.

368 Estimates of construction materials for building sheds. 1942. 25 pp.

Extensive details about materials needed for and cost of a large storage shed.

369 Correspondence with the Kluge firm on building a construction storehouse (with estimate). 1942 - 1943. 14 pp.

Bills from Kluge for road construction work in camp.

370 Plans and correspondence regarding construction of various buildings in the KL (boiler-house, warehouses, workshops, etc.) (with drawings). 1942 - 1944. 108 pp.

Various construction projects, such as an office barrack for Weichsel-Union; quarters for civilian employees, with floor plans; powder magazine for Weichsel-Union workshop; quarters for Krupp, with architectural and floor plans.

371 Correspondence with the Main Veterinary Directorate in Warsaw regarding deliveries of materials and equipment. 1941 - 1944. 27 pp.

List of German firms, with orders received and work completed on various camp projects. 1942-1944.

372 Technical calculations and estimates for a potato storehouse (with drawings). 1943 - 1944. 208 pp.

Final bill from Kluge for work done on five potato storage sheds.

373 Estimate of materials for a potato storehouse. 1943 - 1944.

Bills and other papers concerning work on potato storage sheds.

374 Drawings, bills, and records concerning construction of a silo. 1943 - 1945. 204 pp.

Bills for such work as cleaning cabbage vats and building cabbage silo, with floor plans.

375 Correspondence with suppliers on the issue of building a "Deutsche Lebensmittel" barracks. 1943 - 1944. 166 pp.

Bills and other items concerning construction of bicycle and coal sheds; quarters for German Food Company.

376 Correspondence on building and equipping a bunker. 1944. 18 pp.

Construction of reinforced bunkers.

377 Correspondence with Segnitz, Gottschling, Kluge, Lentz, Lepski, and other firms regarding delivery of construction materials and an inventory relating to the building of a construction warehouse. 1943 - 1944. 310 pp.

Various construction project bills, specs, etc., such as for horse stables; civilian workers workshops; workshops for SS central construction office; sheds in construction materials yard to house construction materials.

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377 Continued.

Rejection of a bid for camp construction job and other memos related to this project (supply shed). Correspondence about this project with successful bidders, including work on new construction material yard, with architectural drawings. Construction proposal for seven sheds for various construction materials in this yard. Various memos, specs involving Boos and work on office barracks in Kochlowitz (apparently refers to last item below in this folder). Materials about work on office, housing, and utility barracks for construction. Inspection office "Silesia." Other items, bills, memos, specs for a variety of construction tasks, such as a pump house, horse stables for SS central construction office; allocation of wood, drainage work, etc. Floor plans, maps, and architectural drawings of office barracks in Kattowitz (located on Kochlowitz Lane). Other construction jobs for Construction Inspection Unit.

378 Correspondence with the Inspection Department of the Construction Directorate and with the "Industrie Bau" and K. Segnitz firms regarding construction of food shops for the camp. 1944. 113 pp.

Memo about moving ten prisoners barracks from Auschwitz base camp to Budy. Architectural drawings, floor plans of attaching a shop to a house in the camp (belonging to German Food Company, Inc.). List of materials needed for addition of this shop. 1944.

379 Estimate for construction of a potato storehouse (with drawings). no date. 33 pp.

Final bill from a construction firm for work on walls, stonemasonry, etc. of potato storage sheds, with floor plans and architectural drawings. 1943-1944.

[Heading: Construction of streets and bridges, earthwork, and surveying.]

380 Correspondence with the Brandt, Wagner, and Kluge firms regarding dredging and earthwork and payment for this work. 1940 - 1944. 486 pp.

Memos about use of prisoners and related expenses for unspecified camp construction work. Various repair bills; bill for hourly wages, and bills for digging trenches, repairing a damaged ditch digger, etc. 1941-1944.

381 General instructions from the Main Administrative Directorate (Berlin) regarding construction of roads and streets. 1942 - 1943. 39 pp.

Temporary directives for widening residential streets. More directives from Berlin Economic Administration Main Office, Technical Specialization, about the correct way to build barracks. 1942-1943.

382 Correspondence with the Construction Inspectorate of the "Silesia" SS, the Industrial Construction Joint-Stock Company, and others regarding construction of a bridge across the Sola River and its transfer to local SS authorities (with drawings). 1942 - 1944. 332 pp.

Memo, handing over of Sola Bridge and connecting road to camp command (March 1944); memos detailing various construction phases of this bridge. (The Sola River ran along the southern border of the camp.) Memo about plans for a railroad station square in

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Auschwitz (city?). Additional material about work on Sola Bridge, as well as technical drawings of temporary Sola Bridge (July 1942).

383 Correspondence with the camp komandatura regarding construction of a street barrier in the prisoner-of-war camp. 1942. 5 pp.

Various memos about road work in and around Auschwitz, including an accident caused by the closing of a road to facilitate work on another road.

384 Correspondence with firms, the "Silesia" Construction Inspectorate, and the camp komandatura regarding construction of roads, crossings, bridges, etc. 1942 - 1944. 110 pp.

Memos, directives, etc. concerning road construction in camp area. March 2, 1942, memo about construction program for Auschwitz during fiscal 1942: agricultural building; setting up of temporary facilities for German economic enterprises, including large quarters for prisoners (see also September 26, 1941 directive in folder 385). Breakdown by various construction sectors (Bauabschnitte, identified by BA followed by a number in virtually all the discussions of work in Auschwitz whether in an overall plan or an individual project.) Includes maps of existing roads in camp and of roads to be built, as well as new and renovated buildings. Partial location plan of changes in the approach to Auschwitz railroad station; memo about expanding the station (October 1942). Indication of official disagreements between railroad authorities and the camp command about matters pertaining to the railroad, with one memo noting that it is not possible to allow the presence of a public facility (railroad) within the camp perimeter. Map of Birkenau with projected connecting rail spur; the project or a rail connection from Auschwitz to Birkenau. More about work on a temporary path while railroad is laying a new line. (Note: it appears that all these references to railroad facilities address primarily the unloading of construction and other materials for the camp and for the various industrial enterprises affiliated with it.) Construction request for an access road with parking facility for concentration camp II. Memos, bids, etc. for road work in Auschwitz.

385 Reports and correspondence concerning surveying work (surveys, plans, etc.) conducted in the camp. 1941 - 1944. 493 pp.

Report on land and aerial surveys of Auschwitz. Activities reports of camp survey sections (for various months in 1943), including the marking off of space for crematorium III and adjacent storage facilities for personal belongings. Material previously discussed in earlier reels and folders about the escape of some prisoners working on surveys. May 1943 survey activities report mentions demarcation of the boundaries for a canal from crematorium III in the POW camp, as well as the fence around the facility. September 26, 1941, directive (see also March 2, 1942 item in folder 384) about construction tasks that should be quickly implemented, and a September 21, 1941 memo stipulates that by the end of 1941, 17,000 prisoners have to be accommodated to provide a workforce for camp construction work and the I.G. Farben enterprise. Items regarding survey work in camp. Material about final demarcation of camp area in different directions (April 1942).

386 Correspondence with SS institutions regarding street construction (with drawings). 1940 - 1945. 93 pp.

Activities report concerning road work and construction. List of SS camp personnel qualified to give technical approval for various camp construction projects. 1942-1944.

387 Correspondence on building a road to the building occupied by the camp's command and staff. 1942 - 1945. 43 pp.

Limited bids for camp road construction (January 1945). Various memos about other road construction projects. 1942-1945.

388 Correspondence with Wagner and other firms regarding street construction in the prisoner-of-war camp and other projects for protection of the camp. 1942 - 1944. 27 pp.

Requests for construction of a guard house in Auschwitz II, and such other projects as a canteen for guards, storage shed, etc. Memo about a sauna and Entwesungs facility for SS guards. 1942.

389 Drawings and technical calculations regarding construction of a bridge across the Sola River. 11 November 1943. 44 pp.

Items regarding building the bridge over the Sola River.

390 Correspondence with the "Lentz" firm on construction of roads near the military infirmary of the prisoner-of-war camp. 1943 - 1944. 65 pp.

Bills and other materials related to camp road construction.

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390 Continued.

Additional material about camp road construction. Plans for roads serving SS Troop Hospital, including cost estimates.

391 Technical calculations relating to construction of roads near five potato storehouses (with drawings). 1943 - 1945. 82 pp.

Road work around potato storage sheds. Technical drawings of five (5) access roads to potato storage facilities (at least 4 copies).

392 Protocol transferring a new street (Project No. 21) to the local SS directorate (with drawings). 6 June 1944. 22 pp.

Design plan for new construction of a street from camp leadership house to railroad station. Handing over to camp command of various road projects. Map and construction plans for new construction and extension of POW and concentration camps. Includes satellite camps as well.

393 Correspondence with the construction commissioner regarding the digging of ditches. 1943 - 1944. 9 pp.

Memo about provision of air raid shelter trenches. Memos regarding delivery of various construction materials and fuel.

[Heading: Agricultural construction.]

394 VKd with the agricultural manager regarding electrical current, lighting, and various agricultural issues in Garmensee, Rajsko, and Budy. 1940 - 1944. 276 pp.

Memos about power lines and light fixtures in and around Auschwitz. Various memos about work done in camp and about deliveries of construction materials. One memo deals with sewage removal and vacuum pumps. Another with plants to be used as "living fences," and yet another with stoves for Budy, and there is the business of manure removal from the former village of Birkenau. Memo about a number of supply items and buildings on Raisko and Budy. Items about work on existing housing in camp, mostly in Raisko, as well as about other projects, again in and around Raisko.

395 Estimate for planned agricultural construction in the Auschwitz camp (contents: explanatory note, estimate, and construction plan). 1942. 17 pp.

Explanatory report about construction work in agricultural enterprises.

396 Explanatory note to the plan for agricultural construction in the KL (details of the plan and estimate). 15 July 1942. 18 pp.

Repeat of folder 395, agricultural enterprises construction.

397 Correspondence with the Anhalt and Kermel firms, with the camp commandant and others regarding land reclamation and the equipping of stables and pigsties. 1942 - 1943. 75 pp.

September 1942 construction report and competencies of various SS personnel in construction. Order for building a dog kennel in Birkenau, with request for material for 250 kennels and doghouses. Memos about work on projects in Raisko. Memos about building additional prisoner quarters.

398 Correspondence regarding construction of a silo facility and large stockyards. 1943 - 1944. 35 pp.

Manufacturing brine extract from beets. Memo about cabbage silo and the need for mortar impervious to acid.

399 List of construction projects in the villages of Plava (Plawo?), Garmensee, Broshkovitz, Birkenau, Rajako, Budy, and Pabits (Babice?) indicating their status and construction materials necessary for their renovation. 1943. 74 pp.

1943 lists of various camp structures, whether they are to be razed, description, and materials from razed structures that can be recycled: in Plawy; Harmense (89 structures); Broskowitz (101 structures); Birkenau (131 structures); Raisko (137 structures); Budy (165 structures); and Babitz (197 structures). [Note: structures are primarily houses, stables, sheds, and foundations. These are probably remnants from time when much of the camp area was settled by Poles who were expelled or moved as camp expanded.]

[Heading: Bombshelter.]

400 Correspondence with firm "Geyneman & K-o" regarding supply of construction materials for construction of a bombshelter. 1942. 5 pp.

A January 1942 item from Heinemann and Co. Construction Materials about air raid trenches for the civilian workers camp, factories, and public places; with construction and cost details.

401 Correspondence with Silisian construction inspectorate and other higher institutions regarding provision of bomb and gas shelters (includes blueprints). 1940 - 1944. 241 pp.

More items about air raid trenches and shelters in camp area. Memo from SS Construction Inspection Office "Silesia" about duration of blackout periods. More about air raid shelters, including requests for prisoner work details. Memo about experiences with air raids and enemy tactics, and about the best way to protect people and facilities. Various "Experience Reports." (1944) Memo about rebuilding old crematorium as an air raid shelter, and how this is to be done (April 1944). June 1944 meeting of chiefs of SS central construction offices about air raid shelter measures taken by various concentration camps. Includes references about protection to be provided for prisoners. Memo about camouflaging SS quarters in camp. Details of various camouflage techniques. Report, with photos (from Reich Air Force Ministry) showing effect of camouflage in various build-up areas. Report about air raid damage in Auschwitz from attacks on December 23 and 26, 1944. Memo about immediate measures to be taken to repair this damage. Extensive descriptions of various ways of fire protection, use of fire extinguishing equipment, etc.

402 Idem. 1944. 54 pp.

More on camp camouflage. Work order for adding air raid shelter and garage and equipment storage facilities in two houses located in main camp administration area. With architects' drawings and floor plans. Additional orders for building more air raid shelters in the camp as well as in the city of Auschwitz. Plans and drawings of airraid shelter to be added to camp commander's residence. Memo about providing a gastight treatment room and splinter protection trench in former crematorium for camp doctor.

403 Plan and report for an air-raid shelter for 35 persons, near building No. 24. 1944. 1 page.

Plans for air raid trenches in the SS central construction office area.

404 Explanatory letter regarding air raid shelter in the building of the Komandatura. 1944. 5 pp.

Air raid shelter for commander's residence.

405 Estimates and accounts for construction of bombshelters (with blueprints). 1944. 63 pp.

Work on air raid trenches for officials in Kattowitz. Map locating new air raid trench and water reservoir in vicinity of camp central construction office. Various technical drawings and plans for covered air raid trenches.

406 Blueprints of bombshelters in the KL and accounts with the firm Polner. 1944. 118 pp.

More and diversified items about air raid protection measures, with details from Zoellner Industrial Construction firm. Plans for air raid shelter and operating room in old crematorium, with cost proposals. Plans for an air raid shelter holding 50 people. Plans for air raid trench (covered) with ventilation and exhaust system.

407 Correspondence with the construction directorate and firms regarding provision of materials (cement, iron, lime, etc.) for the air raid shelters. Reports on work on them and accounts. 1944. 295 pp.

Various items concerning work on air raid protection measures (from Zoeller as well as from Anhalt Construction firm).

[Heading: Technical calculations for various projects.]

408 Card index to technical calculations. 1939. 203 pp.

List from Gaspary firm, apparently concerning (unspecified) work done in different locations and on various projects, mostly dealing with electrical and industrial machinery.

409 Technical calculations for various building projects. 1941 - 1944. 47 pp.

Details about work done on camp commander's residence and materials used. Memo about building a private railroad spur line in Auschwitz II, with construction details and costs (June 1944). Construction program for Auschwitz, fiscal 1942 (discussed in earlier reel).

[Heading: Department of Labor, Bel'tsy.]

410 Circulars of the "Deutche Arbeitsfront" and labor departments of Upper Silesia regarding the use of labor and on other questions. 1941 - 1944. 18 pp.

Material about reviewing the use of foreign workers of the Eastern and Western Inspection groups. Memo about refugee transports from occupied Eastern territories, in particular from Reich Commissariat Ostland (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) (November 1944). Memo about "Total War Effort Work" and use of people unfit to work. Various other administrative matters, such as releasing volunteers for the Waffen-SS.

411 The Department of Labor, Bel'tsy. Correspondence with Department of Labor. 1941 - 1944. 84 pp.

More memos about utilization of labor resources, such as employment in defense industries, on road construction and railroads. Memo on limiting entry into religious orders and cloisters. Various items about need for special workers.

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411 Continued.

Series of items on work assignments and obligatory work reports in various industries, and projections on necessary labor force, particularly in defense and arms industries.

412 Reports of the Department regarding the reliabilty of individual civilian workers. 1941 - 1942. 60 pp.

More items about labor force, release of essential workers from military service, their political reliability, etc.

[Heading: Labor Branch, Bel'tsy.]

413 Circulars, instructions, and orders of higher institutions. 1941 - 1944. 67 pp.

List of tasks for German Labor Front (DAF) in Upper Silesian workers' camps, mostly to take care of Ostarbeiter (workers from occupied eastern territories). Deals with such items as contents of books in camp libraries (in a camp for Ukrainians), and cigarette and toothpaste allotments. Directives about categories of various specialists, including female work force. Memo about qualifications of construction specialists to set up POW camp in Auschwitz. Additional material on paperwork necessary for full labor utilization in the occupied territories; directives about hiring foreign workers in France and Belgium. Memo about labor resources and the increasing manpower replacement requirements for the military (January 1942). Item about very limited use of Arab labor in the Reich.

414 Correspondence of the Department of Labor in Bel'tsy with the Cental Construction Administration regarding use of labor. 1942 - 1943. 40 pp.

Various pieces of correspondence from employment offices concerning individual workers. 1942-1943.

415 Idem, regarding labor (illness, transfers, leaves, etc.). 1942 - 1943. 98 pp.

More correspondence about individual workers and their release from military service. List (as of September 1942) of German workers doing construction work in Auschwitz. Bill for repairs on Auschwitz camp vehicles.

416 Idem, regarding use of labor. 1942. 14 pp.

More correspondence requesting release from conscription for needed workers.

417 Statistical reports of the Department of Labor in Bel'tsy (Auschwitz branch) regarding labor. 1942 - 1944. 15 pp.

Lists from Employment Office Bielitz, Auschwitz Branch, of those employed in "Category A;" also, various work and employment statistics on a monthly basis.

418 Correspondence of the Department of Labor in Bel'tsy with the Central Labor Administration regarding use of labor. 1942 - 1943. 58 pp.

Correspondence from Bielitz employment office concerning workers employed by firms doing work in the camp.

419 Rules and information regarding the formulation of work cards. 1942 - 1943. 68 pp.

List of Auschwitz local employment office workers responsible for various categories of workers. Statistics from employment books. Breakdown of local work forces according to areas in Russia and Poland where workers come from, and the workers' nationalities. Memo form for those who had a workbook and who died a hero's death, with request for return of workbook. Long lists of categories of specialized workers and details about their special skills.

[Heading: Department of Labor at Bel'tsy.]

420 Correspondence with the TsSU Auschwitz, orders of higher institutions regarding questions of supply of labor of the prisoners. 1941 - 1944. 44 pp.

List of all civilian workers in Auschwitz, March 26, 1944: 984 total, including 70 reported sick, 17 on vacation, and 6 transferred to camp Birkenau. Items about hiring foreign workers from the Bohemian-Moravian Protectorate for Auschwitz SS Central Construction Office. Long memo about work assignments in defense industries. Memo requesting 100 prisoners for razing blockleader quarters in SS compound.

421 Correspondence of Gestapo with the the Department of Labor at Bel'tsy regarding destruction of work discipline. Assignments to work. Firms. 1942 - 1944. 37 pp.

Various memos about workers who violated their work contracts. Memo from Auschwitz employment office informing employees about their dismissial and reasons for it. Material about information that has to be entered into personal work book.

422 Instructions of the Bel'tsy Department of Labor regarding special preventative security measures to protect works during air raids. 1943 - 1944. 235 pp.

Correspondence items from Upper Silesian State Employment Office about assembling labor pools, directing labor resources where they are needed, including gathering up workers who fled from heavily bombed cities such as Hamburg (September 1943). Memo about what members of the work force are to do after airraids. Lists of departures and arrivals of workers from localities in Upper Silesia, with reference to their place of work. Various forms for applying for unemployment compensation.

[Heading: Regional Hospital Finance Office, Bel'tsy.]

423 Lists of attachments to and detachments from the hospital finance office. 1943 - 1944. 56 pp.

Registration forms from workers in local health clinics in Bielitz, almost all of them workers from the East (Ostarbeiter).

[Heading: Department of Labor, Auschwitz.]
[Subheading: Labor Branch, Auschwitz.]

424 Proposal of the Insurance Soviety of Silesia for the guaranteed insurance of industrial installations. 1935 - 1936. 35 pp.

Information about obligatory requirements for fire, accident, and health insurance from individual enterprises (March 1935), with Polish translation.

425 Order of Minister Goering regarding the necessity of recruiting girls to agricultural work in connection with fulfilling the Four-year plan. 1938 - 1944. 18 pp.

Excerpt from document about utilization of women in labor force based on a 1938 directive about carrying out the Four-Year Economic Plan and the increased use of women workers. Memo from the Four-Year Plan chief representative about the use of women as servants in private homes at a time of increasing shortages of women for such jobs because of their utilization in industry and agriculture (August 1944).

426 Guidance regarding introduction and issuance of work books. 1940 - 1943. 89 pp.

List of work logs and work categories. Various other items concerning personal work logs, who has to keep them, how they are to be used, etc. Other items dealing with labor assignments for those who do not have to perform military service (July 1942).

427 Correspondence with the Department of Labor at Bel'tsy regarding staff and distribution of responsibilities. 1940(?) - 1943. 51 pp.

Duties of department heads in employment office Bielitz. List of competencies in Auschwitz branch employment office. Setup in Auschwitz for employemnet office branch dealing with camp industries. Lists of staffing in other branch employment offices in region.

428 Lists of collective insurance for submission to the insurance society "Silesia" in Beltsy. 1941. 59 pp.

Polish list of what appear to be assignments of workers in the "Silesia" trading organization.

429 Correspondence with the Department of Labor in Bel'tsy regarding the staff of the branch. 1940 - 1945. 205 pp.

Various memos from Bielitz/Auschwitz employment office about leave requests, work hour reductions, etc. for workers in that office. Memo about refusal to work by a laborer assigned to Auschwitz I.G. Farben plant. Various memos from employment office Auschwitz dealing with personnel matters, including a few about job performance.

430 Control list of those issued "ersatz cards." 1942 - 1945. 10 pp.

Handwritten control list for replacement of lost work documents.

431 Correspondence with firms and with the Department of Labor in Bel'tsy regarding labor conscription, et al. 1942 - 1944. 30 pp.

More labor related documents from Bielitz/Auschwitz office. Report to local Gestapo from individual responsible for materials and vehicle maintenance in camp about lack of proper care of equipment and incidences of careless and slovenly work performed.

432 List of work books of foreign workers. 1944. 37 pp.

List of foreign-born holders of work books (from branch employment office Auschwitz).

433 Mobilization notices. 1944. 87 pp.

Notification of duty to work from Auschwitz employment office.

434 Correspondence regarding work books of civilian workers (issue, revision, etc.). 1940 - 1945. 87 pp.
Series of short reports (May 1944) with one listing 11 English POWs who were sent to Auschwitz from Stalag 344. Another list contains 3 English names with POW numbers, who came from Stalag VIII B. (Accompanying biographical information indicates that two are British and one a New Zealander.) Another report lists three names with POW numbers and notes that two have escaped and one is assigned to the Borsig works. One report cites another POW from Stalag VIII B; another one contains two names and comments that they have escaped; one report lists a POW from Palestine who is Jewish. One list of eight POWs who were sent to Stalag 344; among additional POWs listed was a South African and another Jew from Palestine.

[Subheading: Department of Labor.]

435 Application blanks and information regarding those who broke contract conditions. 1944 - 1945. 57 pp.

Various items about labor contract violators, including Gestapo search for those violators (all from Auschwitz branch employment office). This also includes a report that those who were apprehended were incarcerated in the Birkenau "work education" camp.

[Subheading: Labor branch at Auschwitz.]

436 The struggle against those resisting labor conscription (correspondence with the Katowice branch of the Gestapo regarding the assignment and transfer to the correction camp at Birkenau and from Birkenau to work). 1943 - 1944. 332 pp.

Series of reports, memos, etc. about the Birkenau "work education" camp. Includes "certificates" showing dismissal from this camp.

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436 Continued.

Additional discharge slips from Birkenau "work training" camp. Memos about violators of work contracts. Various reports concerning the directive requiring men and women to report their availability for "tasks in defense of the Reich."

437 Proof regarding civilian workers serving out their sentence and their assignment from the camp to work, issued by the komandatura of the Birkenau correction camp. 1943 - 1944. 215 pp.

Reports about workers to be interviewed by Gestapo because of contract and other violations. Notice of transfer of foreign workers from Auschwitz to their former places of employment. Additional discharge slips from Birkenau "work training" camp.

438 Cover memos of the Katowice branch of the Gestapo to the Department of Labor at Auschwitz for transfer of civilian workers who had broken work rules from the Birkenau correction camp to the authority of individual firms or employers. 1943 - 1944. 127 pp.

Additional Gestpo reports about foreign workers who left their assigned jobs and their punishment in the Birkenau "work training" camp.

439 Sending of civilian workers from the Department of Labor at Auschwitz to [places] for determination for work. 1944 - 1945. 36 pp.

Various items about civilian work assignments in Auschwitz and in the work camp Monowitz (Prison command) to different tasks: barracks construction in Gleiwitz; the coke works; Sonderkommando Schädlingsbekämpfung; Waffen-SS Schädlingsbekämpfung; I.G. Farben plant, etc.

440 Receipt for premiums of the insurance society "Silesia." 1941. 41 pp.

Individual accounts-paid slips from "Silesia" insurance company.

[Heading: Miscellaneous.]

441 Correspondence of the firm B. Konrad with financial institutions regarding tax breaks and collections. 1933 - 1944. 171 pp.

Income and personal tax statements from Auschiwtz to Thuringian finance office. Various income tax forms.

442 Family correspondence of the owner of the Conrad firm regarding inheritance matters and on revenues and expenditures of Conrad. 1942 - 1944. 105 pp.

Papers in a tax case against a factory owner, mortgage payment records, etc. (Conrad).

443 Correspondence of Conrad with Bolney [sp?] regarding return of apartment furniture. 1943. 170 pp.

More material in Conrad tax case (see folder 442).

444 Balances of the transport office, "Kalfred Bolney" [sp?]. 1941. 8 pp.

Inventory of a transport firm in Auschwitz of items in the possession of the Bolnei firm in Auschwitz POW camp.

445 Divorce proceedings of the machinist Anton Zayonets from Marta Zayonets nee Golombek. 1940 - 1944. 19 pp.

List of furniture and dowry items connected with a complaint by a metal worker in Auschwitz because of desertion, and wife's countersuit.

446 Correspondence of Hans Puffler, head of the department "Radsgof [sp?]" in Auschwitz, regarding hiring workers. The director of the professional school regarding students in the school. The Burgermeister regarding departmental questions. Lists of guests (Fremdenbücher) for several months. 1943 - 1944. 537 pp.

Requests to Auschwitz employment office branch for workers; various and diverse items relating to work, evasion of work, etc.; list of workers employed in different Auschwitz (town) hotels.

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446 Continued.

Auschwitz hotel requests for supplies based on room occupancy and other items related to hotel operation. Requests for authorization to continue operations and for use of radios in hotel. Various items dealing with resources allocation for hotel operations; hotel owner notes that once his place has been designated as an airraid shelter he needs additional pots and pans if he is to feed those in the shelter.

447 Official and personal correspondence of Hans Puffler, head of the hotel in Auschwitz, with various persons. 1943 - 1944. 171 pp.

Series of exchanges of letters to and from hotel owner, some with family and friends, others dealing with getting hard-to-find items for the hotel.

448 Bank documents of Hans Puffler, head of the hotel in Auschwitz. 1943 - 1944. 15 pp.

Incidental items relating to hotel business discussed in folders 446 and 447.

449 Personal file establishing the Aryan ancestry of SS worker F. Winter (contains document from 1897). 1938. 66 pp.

Family tree (Ahnentafel) of an SS man, listing relatives back to 1844; with handwritten curriculum vitae and photos; also various birth certificates, marriage licenses, etc.

450 Samples of forms and blanks ordered from the printer "Wilhelm Friedrich Mair [sp?] Misbach." 1941 - 1942. 175 pp.

Blank forms for requesting construction work and listing state of construction; some indicate that work was performed (in Auschwitz), such as building fences around permanent barracks. Assignments of construction projects (Bauwerke-BW) for buildings within and outside of camp (such a list has already been produced in an earlier reel). Blank forms of request to chief of protective custody camp for workers required by the SS central construction office.


1 Draft [?] regarding the order of conducting construction, of using of contruction materials, and of concluding construction contracts. 1937 - 30 January 1942. 77 pp.

Incidental items, such as forms used to list work being done in prison metalworking shop, and also work cards issued to individual workers. Requests for materials for various camp construction projects.

1a Circular letter to subsidiary enterprises at KL Auschwitz regarding provision of estimates of winter fodder for horses. Formulas for making estimates. 12 November 1943. 50 pp.

Various Auschwitz construction projects.

1b Draft [?] regarding establishment of prices for construction work and for construction materials (author, B. Baukh [sp?]). 1944. 125 pp.

Price quotes in the construction business, published by SS Central Construction Office in Auschwitz (apparently as a guide to German firms seeking work in camp).

1c Orders for work on project nos. 4, 9, and 11. no date.

"Contract Regulations for Construction Work."

2 Idem, project no. 13. 1941 - 1942. 113 pp.

Work tickets and requests for materials for repairs at Auschwitz installations, mostly for command headquarters.

3 Idem, project no. 14. 1942 - 1943. 94 pp.

Additional work tickets and supply requests for work on SS staff buildings and quarters.

4 Idem, project no. 17. 1941 - 1943. 31 pp.

Work tickets and supply requests for repairs and other work around the camp.

5 Idem, project no. 19. 1941 - 1942. 92 pp.

Work tickets and requests for materials, receipts for delieveries to various camp work sites.

6 Idem, project no. 20. 1940 - 1943. 87 pp.

Work tickets, receipts, orders for work in the camp, including work on crematoriums, building of electrified fences around camp installations such as POW camp in Birkenau.

7 Idem, project nos. 29 and 4. 1941 - 1943. 169 pp.

Bills from German Armanent Works (DAW) in Auschwitz (operated by and for SS) to SS Central Construction office for work performed. More work tickets, etc. for various camp projects, mostly on camp water supply system.

8 Idem, project nos. 30, 33, and 35. 1941 - 1943. 180 pp.

Work tickets for crematorium II, including installation of search lights for "night work;" similar work on crematorium I (January 1943). Includes installation of lightning rods, metal barriers over windows, work on chimney, making an axle for the conveyor belt, and drainage for the morgue. Other items deal with work on camp slaughterhouse.

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8 Continued.

Work orders for various repair jobs in camp.

9 Idem, project no. 36. 1941 - 1943. 109 pp.

Work orders and materials orders for various camp construction projects such as residence of central construction office chief, quarters for Sonderbauleiter (Special Construction chief), and SS leaders quarters.

10 Idem, project no. 37. 1941 - 1942. 188 pp.

Work orders, etc. for work, mostly on quarters and offices for construction office staff, for storage of raw materials, etc.

11 Idem, project no. 39. 1941 - 1942. 21 pp.

Work orders, etc. for SS troop facilities, such as gymnasium and quarters.

12 Idem, project no. 40. 1942 - 1943. 30 pp.

Work orders, etc. for SS facilities and quarters.

13 Idem, project no. 41. 1940 - 1942. 29 pp.

Work orders for projects such as electrified fences, one "to be done immediately - very urgent" around the prisoners kitchen.

14 Idem, project no. 49. 1941 - 1941. 11 pp.

More work orders and lists of materials needed, mostly for wiring for electrical repairs shop.

15 Idem, project no. 54. 1941 - 1942. 35 pp.

Work orders, supply requirements for work on SS troop quarters, gardens, etc.

16 Idem, project nos. 64, 67, 76, 82, 136, 160, 201, 207, 208. 1941 - 1944. 114 pp.

Work orders and related lists of materials needed for jobs in Raisko agricultural camp, in Birkenau, for a disinfection barracks, laundry, etc.

17 Idem. 1944. 829 pp.

Report on use of prisoners for camp work in August 1944, at Trzebinia, with breakdown for skilled and unskilled prison labor. Worktime was from 6am to 7pm. Similar list for work in work camp Gleiwitz for railroad repairs. One work request came from the "Referat für Schädlingsbekämpfung der Waffen-SS und Polizei, Auschwitz" (Department for Disinfection... [Schädling also was the usual term for political and racial opponents of the regime]; work in I.G. Farben complex in Auschwitz (on one day in October 1944 the list cites 8,165 prisoners). Also needed was prison labor for different mines, for agriculture and animal husbandry work. For work at Raisko Hygiene Institute there was need for biologists, mathematicians, climatologists, bacteriologists, etc.; one entry on one of the Raisko institute laborer list mentions "one female patient for experiment." Prisoners were also used by Organization Todt, a construction organization which, after utilizing German workers, eventually also used foreign workers and Jewish prisoners.

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17 Continued.

Requests for use of prison labor for various jobs in and around Auschwitz, including in various industrial enterprises such as German Foodstuff, Inc.

18 Idem. 1944. 854 pp.

Requests for use of prisoner labor for various tasks, including for work at Upper Silesian Hydrogenation Works, Union Works, female workers for Weichsel Metal Union, German Earth and Stone Works, German Armaments Works, different coal mines (above and underground). One request was for prisoner from Camp Monowitz for the construction of anti-aircraft facilities in Kraków.

19 Idem. 1944. 1,297 pp.

Request for prisoner labor for the industries operating in Auschwitz and for "gardenwork" around the camp; also, for Silesian weaving industry, East Machine Construction Company in Sosnowitz, and for the coke works in Gleiwitz.

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19 Continued.

More requests for use of prison labor in mining administration offices, for fence around the camp powerstation, for work at the Army Group North Ukraine, and work in the camp bakery.

20 Financial estimates of firms for construction of the projects nos. 2 - 4. 1942 - 1944. 191 pp.

Final bill for SS Auschwitz purchase of land and the preparation of the property (part of the camp). Bill from German construction engineering firm for work on the camp grounds and laundry. Final bill from a German firm for roofing work, as well as bills for other projects, such as work halls for industrial enterprises located in the camp's industrial sector.

21 Idem, project nos. 4 - 5a, drawings. 1942 - 1944. 254 pp.

Final bill for work on railbed for temporary rail spur to work halls I and II; final bills for road construction and road reinforcement in camp, and for work in industrial park.

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21 Continued.

Final bill from Lenz firm for excavation work, with plan drawings for work on factory building in camp, also detailed description and cost breakdown. Final bill for a study of structural soundness of proposed construction work of a factory building. Cost estimate for carpentry at various camp projects, particulary for work on factory buildings. Boos firm bills for hotwater system for a cell block, and for a general water heating system.

22 Idem, project nos. 6 - 9. 1940 - 1944.

Diverse bills from various German companies for excavation, brick and concrete work for various industrical buildings, for carpentry and for work on guard towers. A number of these bills include floor plans and architectural drawings of planned facility. Other bills are for work on new prisoner barracks, on a transformer station, on the camp reception building, and on a drainage system for the main water resevoir.

23 Idem, project nos. 11a - 14a. 1940 - 1944. 279 pp.

Final bill from Koehlor for razing and new construction of a crematorium chimney (July 1942), with architectural drawings (chimney was to be ca. 47 feet high). Various final bills for various projects such as transformer station and central heating plants, delivery of barracks, for heating and hot-water systems for SS troop wash barracks, etc. Final bill from Topf and Sons for delievery and installation of an incinerator oven. Specs include "delievry of a wrought iron corpse insertion unit consisting of a carrier for conveying a coffin, a relay cart, rails and turntable." This is accompanied by a cost estimate for the work (December 1941).

24 Idem, project nos. 17 - 19. 1940 - 1944. 377 pp.

Series of final bills: grading work, construction, metal work, work on drainage in POW camp with detailed ground plan of camp and its buildings. Bills for drainage in construction sector I, with plans for canalization in quarantine camp. Additional bills for canalization work in Birkenau and for work on crematorium IV and V (May 1944), with cost estimates for various jobs at the two crematoriums.

25 Idem, project nos. 20 - 21, drawings of the project. 1940 - 1944. 378 pp.

Final bills, including for masonry work in prisoner barracks, for work on troop supply depot, electrical installation work, painting, water and drainage systems for a prisoner barrack, and the addition of another floor to a prisoner barrack.

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26 Idem, project nos. 21 - 31. 1943 - 1944. 233 pp.

Final bills and cost breakdown for work in camp industrial sector, carpentry for various projects, including the roof of crematorium II, and other repair and construction projects. Included is a bill from Topf and Sons for the installation of five three-muffle incinerator ovens and an exhaust system in crematorium IV.

27 Idem, project nos. 32 - 37a. 1940 - 1944. 270 pp.

[This folder contains many duplicates of bills previously mentioned.] Final bills, preceded by cost estimates, for such projects as carpentry for Entwesungsanlage, excavation for expanding the slaughter house, hot-water unit for SS New Construction Office barracks.

28 Idem, project nos. 37, 40, 43, 47, and 61. 1942 - 1944. 216 pp.

Cost estimates and bills for a variety of camp projects from excavation to bricklaying and concrete work in quarters for SS construction workers and supply barracks; brick and plasterwork in House of Waffen-SS, railbeds for camp railroad, etc.

29 Idem, project nos. 77 - 96. 1943 - 1944. 158 pp.

Final bills, cost estimates for carpentry in dog kennels, innundetion prevention work, work on a cabbage silo, etc.

30 Idem, project nos. 116 - 125, drawings. 1943 - 1944. 414 pp.

Final bills, cost estimates for work on prisoner barracks, such as additions to existing ones or new construction, etc.

31 Idem, project nos. 126 - 136, drawings. 1943 - 1944. 384 pp.

Final bills, cost estimates [including many duplicates], as well as detailed floor and architectural plans for various prisoner barracks, also for deliveries of tiled and cast-iron stoves, etc.

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32 Idem, project nos. 137 - 160A. 1943 - 1944. 217 pp.

Final bills [many are duplicates] for variety of work, such as carpentry and flooring, work on camp reception building, and on shortwave delousing facility, etc.

33 Idem, project nos. 160 - 173. 1942 - 1944. 184 pp.

Final bills for transport of soil for laundry facility, carpentry work in delousing barracks and prisoner baths, work on chimney of central heating plant, excavation for new structure at commander's building, etc.

34 Idem, project nos. 200 - 209. 1942 - 1944. 242 pp.

Final bills for such projects as adding a tower to one of the industrial buildings in camp, carpentry work for eight large guard towers, with architectural drawings; various jobs around main collector for water purification and at methane gas faciltiry, foundation work for railbeds and rail repair, etc.

34a Inventory of and expenditures for acquisitions of horses for the camp, rabbits, field vegetables, potatoes, ferilizer, fodder; also a camp supply and equipment inventory, supplies for adminstration, motor fuels, salaries, expenditure for veterenarian equipment, more inventories of milk and milk products, tannery products, nursery [all entries are by hand; assumption is that these various items are part of Raisko agicultural camp.].

35 Records of expenditure for the project nos. 1 - 4. 1940 - 1944. 144 pp.

Expenditure on construction with lists of work perfomed, type of work, total costs (monthly for 1942); one entry lists the recipient of money for the use of prisoners in the Camp Administration; [prisoners used by enterprises in the camp were ostensibly being paid, with the money going into the coffers of the adminstration. Expenditures for land acquired by the Waffen-SS. Construction expenditure (1942) for women's camp, and for storage facilities and quarters for German Armament Works (1943). Expenditures for 30 prisoner barracks in the quarantine camp, as well as for 80 prisoner barracks and other barracks for storage, etc.

36 Idem, project nos. 8 - 14. 1940 - 1943. 80 pp.

Construction expenditures for supply storage barracks, delousing barrack and wash barrack in quarantine camp in Birkenau, camp fences, blockleader barracks, new guard towers, residential quarters for Krupp, etc.

37 Idem, project nos. 14 -19. 1940 - 1944. 224 pp.

Construction expenditures for guard towers, water supply and drainage outside of camp, office barracks for Krupp, a guard building, crematorium, a delousing facility (1940), etc.

38 Idem, project nos. 14 - 19. 1940 - 1944. 224 pp.

Construction costs for bath in SS quarters, as well as for a cantine and barbershop, coal storage bunker, command administration building, plant and shipping facility for German Armaments Works as well as for a transformer station, garages, canal, and filtration work, ditches and grading, etc.

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38 Continued.

Expenditures for camp construction work [contains many duplicates of previously listed items].

39 Idem, project nos. 20 - 23. 1940 - 1943. 38 pp.

Construction expenditures for powerstation, outside lighting, transformer station, etc.

40 Idem, project nos. 24 - 26, 28, and 29. 1940 - 1943. 96 pp.

Construction expenditures for, among others, commander's house, interior camp fencing, reception barracks with delousing station (March 1942), kettles and cook pots, pumphouse for water supply and drainage, water reservoirs for firefighting and cisterns, etc.

41 Idem, project nos. 30a - 35. 1940 - 1944. 104 pp.

Construction expenditures for crematorium III (March 1943) and crematorium V (February 1943); work included the building of two chimneys and installation of two large incinerator ovens. Expenditures for theater building, bakery, stables, bath house, school, and kindergarten (all in SS quarters).

42 Idem, project nos. 36 - 36b - 49. 1941 - 1945. 45 pp.

Construction expenditures for non-commissioned SS officer quarters.

43 Idem, project nos. 36 - 39 and instruction. 1941 - 1944. 217 pp.

Construction expenditures for such projects as house for head of agricultural camp, an SS troop hospital in Birkenau, barracks for central construction office chief and housing, etc. Series of directives from Berlin pertaining to customs duty and duty-free goods sent by the SS from occupied territories. Construction expenditures for temporary SS quarters.

44 Idem, project nos. 41 - 52. 1940 - 1944. 251 pp.

Construction expenditures for diverse projects: fence around protecive custody camp, expansion of prisoner kitchen, freight bills for construction materials, cost of prisoners used for demolition work, delivery of cables, tools, equipment and machinery, costs incurred by central construction office.

45 Idem, project nos. 61 - 98. 1942 - 1944. 208 pp.

Construction expenditures for a greenhouse in Raisko, riding stables and stables for SS, hygiene laboratory in Raisko, air circulation and exhaust system for horsestables, barracks for German Foodstuffs Company, airraid protection trenches, etc.

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46 Idem, project nos. 116 - 136. 1942 - 1944. 215 pp.

Construction expenditures in camp, such as for an x-ray laboratory, prisoner barracks, etc.

47 Idem, project nos. 157a - 157e, 160, 166, 169, 173, 185 - 187. 1942 - 1944. 255 pp.

Construction expenditures: additional prisoner barracks; workshop for protective custody prisoners; laundry and reception building with delousing facilities and prisoner baths (March 1943); command building and command quarters.

48 Idem, project nos. 202 - 209, and 323. 1940 - 1944. 229 pp.

Construction expenditures: camp alarm system; temporary bridge across Sola River; road construction to this Sola bridge, etc.

49 Transfer of finished construction from the Building Administration to the Komandatura, and drawings. 1942 - 1944. 155 pp.

Diverse memos about turn-over by central construction office to camp command of completed construction projects: included are many architectural drawings and map locations. Projects include prisoner barracks; kitchen; wash barracks; office buildings for Krupp; blockleader barracks; post station barracks with facilities for infectious disease patitents; architectural drawings of barracks for prisoners personal belongings (25 of them); NCO barracks; barracks provided for Political Section [Gestapo]; etc.

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50 Idem. 1942 - 1944. 163 pp.

Transfer of finished construction projects to camp command: barracks for guard unit; series of architectural drawings of houses in camp and across Sola river, latter for bombed-out families of SS personnel; drawings of small guard towers; sauna for command staff and for central construction office staff; etc. List of number of female prisoners used for work by SS central construction office during April 1942.

51 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 181 pp.

More plans, and transfer documents of completed projects, such as prisoner barracks in various blocks around camp; barracks in "gypsy camp," etc.

52 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 170 pp.

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Transfer documents and plan drawings: receiving section in women's camp; food storage building; barracks with sick bays; blockleader building; etc.

53 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 161 pp.

[Includes many copies of previous materials] Transfer documents and plans: housing for German Armament Works; prisoner barracks; blockleader barracks in women's camp; etc.

54 Idem. 1942 - 1944. 88 pp.

Various construction specs and cost estimates for POW camp. Cost estimates for building a crematorium (195,000RM). Drawing of incinerator building (POW camp), and floor plans; map of POW camp. Specs for crematorium III in POW camp. Drawings of crematorium II, with floor plan showing incinerator room and morgue. Various salary lists and workhours for work on crematorium IV. Transer of crematorium II to camp command (March 1943); included in itemized list in a morgue with a "gold preparation" room, transport cart for bodies, five incinerator ovens, floorplans and schematic drawings of crematorium II. Transfer of crematorium III to camp command (June 1943): itemized list mentions morgue, gold extraction room, a safe, five incinerator ovens, etc. schematic drawings of furnace and incinerator bays.

55 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 249 pp.

Plan of Italian camp (civilian workers) in Auschwitz, with cost estimates for barracks construction. Schematic drawings and architect plans for camp quarters, for so-called Swiss barracks and other barracks in civilian workers camp; estimates for office buildings in Italian camp. Architect drawings and plans for garages at Waffen-SS house; for a barbershop at Hotel "German House;" plans for a temporary prisoner kitchen.

56 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 311 pp.

Transfer of building to camp command. Schematic drawings, floor plans of Waffen-SS House. Plans for new road from camp command house to railroad station, also for a new road into camp with access for Krupp and DAW facilities. Schematic drawings of camp emergency power plant. Schematic drawing of disinfection equipment.

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57 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 155 pp.

Transfer of finished construction projects, with specs and architecural and floor plans.

58 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 139 pp.

Transfer documents, specs and drawings of a number of projects: prisoner barracks; food warehouse; delousing station in women's camp (includes shower room, barber, etc.); etc.

59 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 146 pp.

Transfer documents, specs, drawings, and plans: Krupp plant office building; wash barracks; housing for Union Firm; toilet barracks in women's camp; etc.

60 Transfer documents, specs, architectural plans: houses in Broschkowitz (adjacent to Auschwitz).

60a Financial accounts of the "Union of Shleswig Cattle-breeders" for selling horses to the department of agriculture of the KL. List of the horses. 1942. 159 pp.

Details, costs, etc. of purchases of horses for camp. Various equipment purchases such as heavy-duty scales, etc.

60g Bills in very poor conditioned for unspecified and unidentifiable items, apparently for transportation, some in Polish; also bills for coal deliveries in Auschwitz, and for potatoes, etc.

60b Idem, of firms "Aloiz Lindert" of Belt'tsy, "Blashke" in Kotovitsy, etc., for the delivery of extra parts and gas for cars and tracks. 1942. 664 pp.

More bills for items delivered to firms with offices in Auschwitz.

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60b Continued.

Various receipts for such items as food, gasoline, transportation, etc., either for deliveries or for service. Diverse bills from firms doing business with or in Auschwitz.

60c Idem, of firms Gustav Adewr and Ervin Gutemus for delivery of gas and coal. 1942. 488 pp.

60d Idem, with Bruider Sztefio [sic], Wilgelm Demin for delivery of office supplies to Auschwitz. 1942. 510 pp.

61 Invoices of building firms orders in Auschwitz. Last names of firm's owner or firm's name, starting with the letter A. 1942 - 1944. 37 pp.

Extensive lists kept by SS Central Construction office of services, work performed, deliveries, etc. Files on various German firms doing business in camp, with bills and payments (kept by Central Construction office).

62 Idem, letter B. 1942 - 1944. 191 pp.

Filecards, in alphabetical order, in central construction office on all firms doing business with, in, and around camp. Includes such information as fines levied on and received from civilian workers, or reinbursement by various firms for prison labor provided by camp.

63 Idem, letter C. 1942 - 1944. 17 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction office card file.

64 Idem, letter D. 1942 - 1944. 93 pp.

Continuation of Central Construction office card files on firms and business providing service for Auschwitz; includes among others the German Dunlop rubber company.

65 Idem, letter E. 1942 - 1944. 37 pp.

More central card files on outfits doing business with Auschwitz.

66 Idem, letter F. 1942 - 1944. 65 pp.

Folder containes alphabetical listings of fims working through the SS Central Construction office on projects and tasks in Auschwitz. Listing for I.G. Farben enterprise located in Auschwitz.

67 Idem, letter G. 1942 - 1944. 74 pp.

Folder containes alphabetical listings of fims working through the SS Central Construction office on projects and tasks in Auschwitz.

68 Idem, letter H. 1941 - 1944. 102 pp.

Folder containes alphabetical listings of fims working through the SS Central Construction office on projects and tasks in Auschwitz. File entitled "Administration of Prisoner Money in Auschwitz camp."

69 Idem, letter I. 1942 - 1944. 13 pp.

Folder containes alphabetical listings of fims working through the SS Central Construction office on projects and tasks in Auschwitz.

70 Idem, letter J. 1942 - 1944. 30 pp.

Folder containes alphabetical listings of fims working through the SS Central Construction office on projects and tasks in Auschwitz.

71 Idem, letter K. 1942 - 1944. 123 pp.

Folder containes alphabetical listings of fims working through the SS Central Construction office on projects and tasks in Auschwitz. Lists the Kattowitz Book Supply store which delivered Hitler photos to the camp; it also has an extensive list for the Kluge firm, including its work on various crematoriums.

72 Idem, letter L. 1942 - 1944. 93 pp.

Folder containes alphabetical listings of fims working through the SS Central Construction office on projects and tasks in Auschwitz.

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73 Idem, letter M. 1942 - 1944. 49 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp.

74 Idem, letter N. 1942 - 1944. 11 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp.

75 Idem, letter O. 1941 - 1944. 68 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp.

76 Idem, letter P. 1942 - 1944. 62 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp.

77 Idem, letter Q. 1943 - 1944. 1 page.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp.

78 Idem, letter R. 1942 - 1944. 41 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp.

79 Idem, letter S. 1941 - 1944. 132 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp. Lists Special Aerial Photo Section of Reich Aviation Ministry; SS Garrison Administration, Auschwitz (for such items as horsemeat, airraid trenches, skins of dead horses, etc.).

80 Idem, letter T. 1942 - 1944. 80 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp. Contains file card for Topf and Sons, firm extensively involved in equipping crematoriums.

81 Idem, letter U. 1942 - 1944. 8 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp.

82 Idem, letter V. 1942 - 1944. 70 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp. Card for Auschwitz Camp Administration, with accounts for prison labor and horsedrawn vehicles.

83 Idem, letter W. 1942 - 1944. 77 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp. Entries for the printer who provided the file cards and for the SS Central Administration office in Berlin.

84 Idem, letter Z. 1942 - 1944. 10 pp.

Continuation of SS Central Construction Office Control card file of businesses, services, etc. involved in work in and around camp.

84a Fire insurance policy given out to the firm A. Tolnad. Instruction regarding tariff for transportation's workers in Silesia. 1938-1940. 6 pp.

Insurance for Bolnoi tansport firm, with detailed description of coverage, etc.

85 Card index of owners who need workers. 1943. 143 pp.

Forms containing information about the residence and family of an SS man serving in Auschwitz, with a questionnaire for families needing home help. Similar materials for others residing in the city of Auschwitz but affiliated with camp. Furthermore, various forms for medical exams for people to be employed in private homes, with related materials from Auschwitz branch of Bielitz employment office. Material about official transfer of former house helpers to Auschwitz industrial enterprises in connection with recently promulgated decree about "total labor utilization" (August 1944). There are various memos explaining the need to reduce home help staff; these notifications were sent to many homes of camp SS staff members.

86 Collection of the instructions regarding forestry, published by architecture G.Shvirtz /v.1-2/. 1940 - 1941. 454 pp.

Directives and decrees from competent offices concerning forestry and wood products industries matters.

87 Ernst Neyfert's book regarding architecture. 1938. 300 pp.

Facsimile of publication "Construction Design Source" with 271 tables and 3,600 drawings. Used by SS Central Construction Office for planning and drafting construction projects.

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88 Otto Felkers's book regarding design of standard buildings. 1941. 348 pp.

Architects plans and pictures of public buildings in Germany and abroad: schools (with plan of an American middle school); universities; cultural edifices, including the CBS studios in California, UFA movie productions, and theaters. Plans of trade enterprise and agricultural facilities.

89 Alexander Kleyn's book "One room house." 1934. 70 pp.

Excerpts from publication with plans and drawings of small residential and large urban housing.

90 Bauch's book "The establishment of prices in German forestry." 1942. 70 pp.

Facsimile of publication on how prices are calculated in Germany's forestry and wood products industry.

91 Brochure regarding "Regulations in construction." 1943. 72 pp.

Publication of rules governing construction industry.

92 A guide regarding construction equipment. 1944. 98 pp.

List of equipment used in construction industry.

93 Construction maps of the KL, volume 1. 1941 - 1943. 33 pp.

Building plans for the construction and extension of the camp and the POW camp (includes Main Camp, Birkenau, Raisko). Groundplan of POW camp (includes locations of crematoriums I, III, IV, and V). Plan of hospital area has a "special facility" for those newly operated. In plan there is reference that POW camp can accomodate 20,000 prisoners plus 60,000 more. Plan also has more detailed location of crematorium I and II in POW camp. Draft of economic plan in relation to the general construction plan for the city of Auschwitz. Plan of "sphere of interest" around the camp, where SS determines what can be built and where. Plan shows parts of camp and surrounding area (1941). Construction program for third war economy year, 1942, for Auschwitz, with details of various construction projects, etc.

94 Idem, volume 2. 1942. 11 pp.

Plan, canalization for Auschwitz waste water. Plan for rail lines changes in and around camp, with most of changes involving spurs to industrial section of camp and to materials storage areas. Plan of POW camp with locations of crematoriums IV and V.

95 Idem, volume 3. 1942 - 1944. 31 pp.

More plans [and duplicates] of area surrounding camp and for expansion of camp. Construction request for expansion of supply area II of the Waffen-SS: six mortuaries are to be added to existing housing barracks, with cost details and map location of barracks with added mortuaries. Location plans of reserve camp Alteneichen near Rosenberg. Renaming and renumbering of camp streets and roads and adjacent housing. Partial plan of city of Auschwitz (1942). Location plan sketches of camp, with schematic drawings encompassing camp (44 hectares), SS quarters (27 hectares), SS barracks (27 hectares).

96 Idem, volume 4. 1943 - 1944. 41 pp.

[Contains many duplicates of plans and construction requests previously cited] Plan of "protective custody" (Schutzhaft) camp no. 1, with laundry and reception building, delousing facility, and prisoner baths. Berlin approval of plans for POW camp (January 13, 1944). Plan sketch of German Armament Works in Auschwitz.

97. The drawings and estimates for construction houses and service buildings. 1941. 60 pp.

Construction projects in Auschwitz, November 1941. Various maps and plans, including for housing and office barracks in civilian workers camp; watersupply system; wall and electrified fence around protective custody camp, etc.

98 Idem, for construction of barracks for foreign workers in the fruit juice factory at Fridental, et al. 1942 - 1943. 32 pp.

More construction requests such as for machinery storage facilities, and barracks for foreign workers employed by Freudenthal Drinks Co. in Freudenthal (East Sudetenland); architectural sketches (plans and proposal originated with, SS Central Construction Office in Auschwitz).

99 Idem, for stables and cattle-sheds. 1942 - 1944. 87 pp.

Transfer by Central Construction Office to command headquarters of a grass drying plant in Raisko, and horse stables for agricultural camp. Additional plans [many duplicated] for projects in Auschwitz agricultural sector. Construction proposal for wash and toilet barracks in Budy.

100 Drawings of equipment for laundry.1942-1943 32pp

Plan of camp laundry building.

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100 Continued.

Plans for laundry building. Plans and drawings for laundry in SS quarters. Drawings and plans for temporary camp laundry.

101 Idem. 1942 - 1943. 59 pp.

Plans for reception building (very poor quality). Plans for the 11 cells for a hydrocyanic acid delousing facility. More details, architect drawings, and plans for camp laundry.

102 Correspondence with firms regarding construction and equipping oflaundry. 1942 - 1944. 26 pp.

Correspondence about freight elevator to be used in laundry building (with plans and schematic drawings).

103 Drawings of equipment for laundry. 1942 - 1944. 29 pp.

Plans and map of laundry, reception and delousing areas.

104 Drawings and estimates for construction houses, stables, warehouses, etc. 1942 - 1944. 38 pp.

Housing barrack for German Food Stuffs Company, located in camp (plans, maps, etc.). Barracks for German Armament Works (correspondence, specs, etc.)

105 Idem. 1942 - 1944. 129 pp.

Correspondence, memos, cost estimates concerning renovation of Hotel "German House" (property of Waffen SS), also plans and map location. Plans, memos, etc. concerning restoration of houses on camp property (quarters for various SS components), located outside camp perimeter.

106 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 190 pp.

Correspondence and plans for apartments in renovated house in city of Auschwitz. Other drawings and plans for a series of housing renovations. List of construction projects for fiscal 1942: in agricultural camp, and buildings for various German enterprises operating in camp. May 1943 session in Auschwitz with High Berlin SS official and office chief in Central Construction Adminstration: discussed agricultural camp construction requirementsl new women's camp in Budy; stables in Birkenau; camp doctor delivered special report, pointing out that sanitary conditions in camp make it difficult to keep prisoners healthy. Plans for airraid shelters in two houses. Drawings of proposed hospital in Myshkov. Construction proposal for apartment for chief supervisor of women's camp. Additional house repair plans.

107 Idem, houses for camp's administration. 1943 - 1944. 76 pp.

Various memos on repair jobs and on transfer of completed projects to camp command. Floor plans for drainage system in SS facilities.

108 Idem, for prisoners. 1943 - 1944. 192 pp.

Construction proposal for Prisoner Special Barracks "B," with memo stressing that completion is urgent. Walls have to be reinforced and made soundproof. Plans for diverse prisoner barracks, and turnover of completed barracks to camp command (Housing Unit).

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108 Continued.

Tranfer memos of construction projects to camp command.

109 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 54 pp.

Cost accounting for expanding existing prisoner barracks, with drawings and plans.

110 Idem, for guards and hospital for prisoners. 1943 - 1944. 90 pp.

Construction proposals, memos, plans, drawings, etc. for various camp projects: expansion of POW camp; map of POW camp with location of hospital barracks; map of Auschwitz camp with location of guard towers and fences; floorplans for troop hospital; drawings of prisoner hospital and quarantine section; maternity hospital for 25 women; detailed plan of prisoner quarters in POW camp with location of hospital for men and for women.

111 Idem, for hotel. 1943 - 1944. 51 pp.

Appraisal of propety currently used by House of Waffen-SS, with details of contents for the purpose of acquiring that property (privately owned); sale of propety to camp command; map location of "Deutsches Haus" (hotel).

112 Idem, for storage, volume 1. 1943 - 1944. 89 pp.

Various plans, construction proposals, etc. for such projects as POW camp storage building, storage sheds for agricultural camp, water purification and methane gas collection, pump house, and transformer building, machine shed for agricultural camp, food storage building, etc.

113 Idem, volume 2. 1943 - 1944. 83 pp.

114 Drawings of household constructions. 1943 - 1944. 12 pp.

Drawings and plans of various facilities, mostly in agricultural camp.

115 Idem, for bakery, kitchen, and slaughter house. 1943 - 1944. 13 pp.

Plans of temporary bakery, prisoner kitchen, kitchen for guard troops, temporary slaughterhouse.

116 Idem, for houses and laboratory. 1943 - 1944. 125 pp.

Cost accounting for office barracks for German Earth and Stone Works. Location map and plans for housing and laboratory barracks in Raisko.

117 Idem, for agricultural constructions in the camp Birkenau. 1943 - 1945. 226 pp.

Map and plans of operations yard in Birkenau. Drawings of troop quarters in Birkenau. Various constructin requests.

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117 Continued.

Drawings, maps, and inventories of structures in Babitz, Harmense.

118 Idem. 1944. 58 pp.

Duplicates and multiple copies of previously presented materials on expansion of POW camp and transfer of finished projects to camp command.

119 Idem, in the camp at Altenhayn. 1944. 140 pp.

Duplicate materials and records about setting up a branch camp and barracks in Alteneichen near Rosenberg.

120 Idem. 1944. 61 pp.

Final accounts of construction projects, mostly accomodations for SS staff, such as conversion of theater building into a SS facilities building containing game rooms, beer cellar, dining room, cantine, etc. (considerable duplication of materials). Plans, maps, and drawings of housekeeping barracks in Harmense. Plan for a work shed in Wilschkowitz at a tree farm attached to Auschwitz.

121 Drawings of equipping of shops volume 1. 1940 - 1944. 47 pp.

Construction request for work halls for civilian workers attached to SS Central Construction Office, with drawings, floor plans, etc. Plan for Krupp office building, and for a work hall and storage hall for Weichsel Metal Union operating in camp. Map sketch and floor plan of an airplane disassembling facility in Auschwitz. Plans of an assembly building for ammunition, and for other work halls and office building for industrial enterprises.

122 Idem, volume 2. 1944. 58 pp.

Plans for work hall attached to SS Central Construction Office.

123 Drawings and technical estimates for shops construction. 1943 - 1944. 84 pp.

Numerous duplication of previously presorted camp construction projects. Cost estimates for projects, mostly for industrial enterprises operating in camp (primarily for carpentry).

124 Drawings of shops. 1943 - 1944. 84 pp.

Drawings, specs, plans, etc. of various industrical and camp work facilities (many duplicates).

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124 Continued.

Continues (and frequently repeats) items from previous folders.

124a Idem, for laundry, conditioner equipment, etc. 1942 - 1944. 101 pp.

Engineering drawings of boilers used in laundry; among other items are floor plans for Entlausungs buildings; location of camp; barbed wire fences; plans for sidewalk and curb work in camp; series of photos and description of construction tools; plans for underground airraid tunnel, with specs of contents, capacity, etc; drawings and plans of camp main water tower; etc.

125 Idem, special offices for guards, etc. 1942 - 1944. 293 pp.

Transfer memos of various construction projects such as guard barracks, barracks for SS leaders, etc. Drawings and plans of office barracks for SS Construction Inspection "Silesia" (Kattowitz). Plans and drawings of structures for Krupp; SS Central Construction office; quarters for 18 SS troop leaders. Daily production time reports from German companies working on the above projects. POW camp expansion of 3 barracks for Sondermassnahmen (May 1944) [duplicates previous materials]. Architectural drawings of main camp entry building.

126 Drawings of Komandatura, houses and household constructions, etc. 1942 - 1944. 83 pp.

Drawings and plans of transfer building. Drawings of dog kennels.

127 Idem, for Komandatura in Auschwitz. no date. 83 pp.

Drawings of command staff headquarters, and plans for new command building.

128 Idem, for guard's towers. 1944. 38 pp.

Drawings of camp guard building. Plans for a powder magazine for Union firm. Drawings of guard building in POW camp. Drawings and plans for a large guard tower. Construction material request for 14 wooden transportable guard towers.

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128 Continued.

Construction request for 14 transportable guard towers with plans for their use in Harmense and Budy.

129 Idem, for garage and fence in Auschwitz. 1941 - 1943. 36 pp.

Plans and drawings for new SS Central Construction Office barracks. Memo authorized by SS construction chief Pohl in Berlin about construction projects in the second and third war economy years addressed to Auschwitz camp commander Höss (June 1941). Plans are for the accomodation of 18,000 prisoners. Memo outlines difficulties in getitng construction materials and stresses the need for strict adherence to plans. Various plans and drawings of facilities for SS Central Construction office and related correspondence. Plans and drawings (possible duplicates of previous material) of work to be done in the House of the Waffen-SS.

130 Idem, for streets and roads. 1942 - 1943. 93 pp.

Construction request for a connector road from camp to adjacent major highway, urgent because camp wants to close access to another highway running too close to camp. Memo about construction program for fiscal 1942 lists among other projects a crematorium for POW camp. Plans and maps of different road projects in camp (with duplicates); correspondence and memos related to these projects.

131 Idem, for bridge across the river Sola in Auschwitz. 1942 - 1944. 114 pp.

Bridge project across Sola River with detailed materials requirement, costs, etc. (this project has repeatedly been cited in earlier reels). Additional plans for camp road projects (many duplicates).

132 Idem, for railroad ways to Auschwitz. 1942. 21 pp.

Plans for construction of rail spur from POW camp with connector to Auschwitz railroad with extensive maps of area surrounding POW camp (many duplicates). Drawings of SS quarters and guard barracks in POW camp.

133 Idem, for railroad lines. 1943 - 1944. 38 pp.

Memo about construction projects in Babitz and Dwory, and about "moving of a ramp for Sondertransports." Correspondence and memos concerning railroad construction around camp area. Maps and drawings of railroad connector to camp dispersal area (storage of various goods and items); other railroad connectors to such camp areas as construction materials yard, potato storage facility, agricultural storage area, etc.

134 Idem. 1943 - 1944. 91 pp.

Additional plans, etc. for railroad connectors in camp (duplicates much of material in previous folder). Plans for road construction projects; air raid shelter in construction material yard. Memo from German railroad administration in Oppeln (April 1943): "concerning the shifting of the spur used by [the camp] for unloading Sondertransporte," pointing out that camp and railroad officials need to discuss this proposal.

135 Idem, for electric equipment volume 1. 1942 - 1943. 47 pp.

Memo, etc. about emergency power plant, with detailed contents list, machinery used, etc. - diagram of switching between transformer station and emergency power plant (duplicates previous material).

136 Idem, volume 2. 1943 - 1944. 38 pp.

Plans and drawings of transfer (Übergabe) station. Electrical wiring scheme of POW camp. Plans and drawings of camp transformer building and its expansion.

137 Idem, for gas equipment. 1942 - 1943. 35 pp.

Plans and drawings of camp laundry (duplicates much of previously presented material). Plan and drawings of disinfection and Entwesungs building. Various plans of methane gas collection and disposal system, including waste water drainage into Vistula River. Schematic drawing of a "forest" sauna (for command staff).

138 Drawings for hydraulic constructions volume 1. 1943 - 1944. 42 pp.

More material on water purification and water pump system, and water intake for camp use, including plans of water tower.

139 Idem, volume 2. 1944. 117 pp.

More material on water tower.

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140 Materials pertaining to Auschwitz main water tower, pumping station, water distribution, etc. Photo negatives of water reservoir for SS camp, with architectural drawings. Drawings, other items of water distribution system for Birkenau. 1943. 19 pp.

141 Correspondence, other materials about water system for Birkenau. 1944. 45 pp.

142 Correspondence on water system for POW camp (Birkenau). 1944. 164 pp.

143 Water system, with drawings, specs, etc (duplicates of previous documents). 1944. 35 pp.

144 Drawings and plans for camp central heating equipment/system. 1942-1944. 129 pp.

145 Drawings and plans for camp central heating system, mostly concerning canalization. 1942-1944. 113 pp.

146 Construction order for building one crematorium in POW camp, noting that planned structure is complete and in use (April 1944). Construction was slated for September 1942. Cost estimates for this project, including for two chimneys' foundations and tubs for incinerators. Drawings of incinerator facility in POW camp, with dimensions, floor plans, showing among other items the incinerator room. Design plans for crematoria. Map of POW camp; drawings of POW camp crematorium, and additional design plans for a crematorium (some of this material has previously appeared). 1943-1944. 29 pp.

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146 (continued) Duplicate copies of incinerator facility in POW camp. List of contents of crematorium II (refers to construction components, floor plans, etc.). 1944. 175 pp.

147 Various construction requests: airraid shelter for Raisko; airraid bunkers in House of Waffen-SS and, in construction materials yard. Design plans for bunkers holding different number of people, also bunker to protect "valuable laboratory equipment" in Raisko, and also for Hygenic Institute in Raisko. Notes from meeting with SS General Pohl during his visit to Auschwitz June 14, 1944, mentions among other things "3 barracks for immediate measures 'Jewish Aktion,' camouflage of crematoriums, etc. Conversion of old crematorium into bomb- and gas-proof facility for camp doctor. Airraid shelter for commandant's house.

148 Construction request for setting up temporary Entlausungs (delousing) building as well as four so-called horse stable barracks for personal belongings (April 1942). Notes that this temporary structure is necessary because up to then camp had no delousing facility. Various plans, drawings for different camp construction projects, such as delousing and prisoner baths. Drawings, specs for an Entwesungs barracks (1943) [disinfection; used to conceal death in gas chamber], including operational drawings and construction costs. 1942 - 1944. 58 pp.

149 Idem, volume 2. 1943 - 1944. 45 pp.

150 Floorplans and plan drawings for a chamber for a delousing facility. Details for a building containing four rooms for interrogation and two for trials. Drawings and plans for prisoner delousing facility with shortwave equipment. 1943 - 1944. 11 pp.

151 Items required from the agricultural department for delivery of supplies. 1941 - 1942. 112 pp.

152 Various delivery slips (mostly for food items) for kitchen and dairy facilities at Auschwitz. 1941 - 1942. 64 pp.

153 Handwritten lists of camp work performed and where it was done (i.e. blacksmith, carpentry shop, etc.); mostly repair work. 1942 - 1943. 46 pp.

154 Lists (from agricultural camp) of work done, changes in livestock numbers, fodder quantities, etc. 1942-1943. 140 pp.

331 Financial records pertaining to police in the Reich; tax information and other legal matters and laws; certification for non-payment of taxes. Letter indicates that these tax certificates take on increasing importance because attempts are being made by individuals to move personal assets abroad (multiple copies). Memo about cooperation between Gestapo, currency offices, finance, and main customs offices concerning lists of political emigrees (signed by Heydrich), February 1936. Another memo refers to assets of emigrating Jews and "politically incorrect" people. 1936.

332 Memo (October 3, 1938) from office of Reichsführer SS about passports for Jews, with order that no passports without red "J" are to be accepted:"...Those offices of the Gestapo and customs service at the German-Swiss border are additionally to be instructed to turn back without exception those Jews with German citizenship whose passport does not contain from the Swiss authorities 'an assurance' and 'permission' for a stay in or for travelling through Switzerland." Another memo (October 5, 1938) elaborates on passports for Jews: "It has become necessary to specially mark the passports of Jews with German citizenship as the result of an agreement...with the Swiss. According to this agreement, Switzerland will permit Jews with German citizenship whose passport is marked with the symbol [i.e. a red J] mentioned in the directive to enter Switzerland if the competent Swiss authorities have entered into the passport 'An Assurance of Permission for a Stay in or for Traveling through Switzerland'..."


1 Circular letter regarding establishment and structure of the technical department. Lists of industrial installations and their leaders. 1942 - 1943. 52 pp.

Memo about "Organization of Technical Department in Auschwitz" (May 1942). Mostly related to Buna synthetic energy production. Additional memos about organizing synthetic fuels and materials production by I.G. Farben; list of managers in various production facilities.

2 Circular letters and reports regarding antiaircraft measures. Award of prizes for saving iron, acetylene, damages from air raids, etc. Namelists of staff working on construction. January 1943 - August 1944. 532 pp.

Numerous items related to I.G. Farben Auschwitz enterprises, such as employer groupings according to performance of Austrian and Polish workers; reports about sabotage, and about protection of construction sites during airraid warnings; death cases, accidents, etc. August 27, 1944 memo about damages to plant from airraid, repairs, and long list of damaged equipment and facilities. I.G. Farben memo about preventing enemy espionage from determining German armament capabilities. Memos pertaining to I.G. Farben operation, one stipulating that Ostarbeiter (workers from the East) children under 12 cannot be employed in plants, others covering subjects from table tennis tournaments to Sunday work.

3 Circular letters regarding increase of the work week. Measures for security of personnel during air raids. Need for controlling the work of prisoners at factories, etc. January - August 1944. 49 pp.

4 Instruction to chief engineer Faust, Dr. Dyurrfeld, Eysfeld, and Braus regarding completion of construction work and sketches of construction projects. January 1943 - November 1944. 381 pp.

Various planning and situation reports for work on Auschwitz camp projects, such as airraid shelters, guard houses, fence around police barracks, housing for SS quarters for anti-aircraft crews, a brick barracks for Mannesman Pipe factory, facilities to train staff in weapons use and firing, etc.

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5 Agreements regarding mutual shipments and payments between the firms "I. G. Farbenindustrie," "Braun, Boveri and K," "Hartman and Braun." Namelists of staff of the firms "I.G. Farbenindustrie," "Ammiakverk. Merceburg," and others transferred to work at Auschwitz. 1940 - 1942. 399 pp.

Items pertaining to I.G. Farben products from Auschwitz, deliveries to facility, etc. List of workers transferred from Leuna to Auschwitz plant. April 7, 1941, Kattowitz: founding meeting of Leuna works in Auschwitz, with plan details of entire enterprise.

6 Minutes of meetings in Ludwigshafen and correspondence with "I. G. Farbenindustrie" regarding status of construction work at Auschwitz. 1941. 45 pp.

7 Reports regarding discipline on the construction site, the issue of an information bulletin of construction, the transport of a rock salt mixture, et al. January - December 1944. 15 pp.

Memo letterhead: I.G. Auschwitz; memos, correspondence, etc. concerning I.G. Farben set-up in Auschwitz, requirements for equipment and for ingredients for chemical process.

8 Corrrespondence with plenipotentiaries regarding questions of chemistry of the firm "Ammiakverk - Merseburg" with the firm "Elektro." Regarding the construction of an electric station at Auschwitz. 1941. 20 pp.

Additional material, Buna Auschwitz, such as electricity for construction, special chemicals, etc.

9 Correspondence with "I.G. Farbenindustrie" and circular letters regarding safety measures during construction of Auschwitz. 31 December 1943 - 30 December 1944. 75 pp.

Various operational directives for I.G. Auschwitz, such as safety in and around buildings, handling of high explosives, and how work is to be performed in high volatility areas. List of multilingual warning signs posted throughout enterprises (German, Dutch, French, Italian, Russian). Various safety and health warnings.

10 Plans of connecting links between Auschwitz and sources of raw materials in Upper Silesia. Lists of leaders of construction in Auschwitz. Guide to factory buildings in Auschwitz. Report regarding color codes for pipes. June 1942 - November 1944. 137 pp.

Map of I.G. works in and around Auschwitz. Map of power supply and raw materials for Upper Silesian I.G. Farben Works. List of structures at I.G. Auschwitz.

11 Inventory of buildings located on the territory of Auschwitz. 1942-1944. 200 pp.

More lists of facilities around I.G. Farben, including dog kennel, prisoner barracks.

12 Plans for construction of industrial installations at Auschwitz. February - March 1944. 2 pp.

Groundplan of I.G. Farben Auschwitz facilities (numbers on plan seem to be related to listing of all structures in folder 11).

13 Plans for water, heat, and gas supply at "Osventsimag" (at the I.G. Farben factory). September - November 1944. 17 pp.

Streetplan of I.G. Farben plant; plan of cooling and rainwater collector network.

14 Ground plans of the Auschwitz factory, I.G. Farben (many are duplicates). October 1944. 2 pp.

15 Plans of the compressor, gas heating, and other installations at the Auschwitz factory (duplicates of folder 14). 1942-1944. 27 pp.

16 Journal of account of issue to leaders and staff of [illegible] I.G. Farben. 11 July - 4 December 1943. 38 pp.

Names of plant officials who receive daily production reports at I.G. Auschwitz.

17 Orders for gasoline and bandages. 7 November 1943 - 5 May 1944. 4 pp.

Various memos about production and personnel at I.G. Farben works.

18 Photo negatives of construction projects at I.G. Farben Auschwitz. September 1941 - March 1944. 69 pp.

19 Photo negatives of construction projects at I.G. Farben Auschwitz. March 1942 - March 1944. 55 pp.

20 Photo negatives of construction projects at I.G. Farben Auschwitz. May 1942 - February 1944. 123 pp.

21 Photo negatives of construction projects at I.G. Farben Auschwitz. August 1942 - February 1944. 24 pp.

22 Photo negatives of construction projects at I.G. Farben Auschwitz. Negatives are of subsidiary locations for raw materials for I.G. Farben Auschwitz operation, some as far away as Cracow, Krensendorf, etc. August 1942 - November 1943. 26 pp.

23 Guide to buildings (appendix to the general plan of factory [sic]) at Auschwitz (translation into Russian from German). 6 April 1944. 52 pp.

Russian translation of various lists pertaining to I.G. Farben and previously appearing in this folder in the original German.


20 Series of Gestapo personnel actions, assignments, training, special courses (mostly on anti-espionage, protection of defense industries, etc.) 1934-1943.

298 Gestapo investigation of Jehovah's Witnesses activities. 1934.

299 Gestapo investigation of Jehovah's Witnesses activities. 1934.

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