Built as part of Operation “Reinhardt,” the camp consisted of several parts, the most important one being the destruction zone, which made the efficient killing of defenseless prisoners possible using poisonous fumes produced by powerful engines. In the gas chamber, the Nazis murdered up to 500 people at one time during a period of 20-30 minutes. Apparently, the screams of the murdered were so appalling that geese were kept on the premises of the camp to drown out the groans of people dying in agony.
Sometimes, the truth is hidden deep underground.
Fortunately, the camp operated for only 1.5 years and was then shut down, which was mainly the result of an armed rebellion of prisoners. About 300 people managed to escape at that time, but most of them were captured and killed. Only 50 prisoners managed to escape and survive the rest of the war to be able to pass on their eyewitness testimony of those terrible times, which was very important, because the Germans were trying to hide their criminal acts and get rid of all the evidence.