Auschwitz, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, opened in 1940 and was the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. It was located in southern Poland. Life for the Jews was very tough. When they arrived there, the Jews were told that they were going to have a shower but instead they were poisoned by gas. They were not allowed to bring anything expect their clothes that they were wearing. They were transported by train. Many were ill and were about to die. Scientists were hired to do experiments on the Jewish people. One physics wanted study the eye colour he injected a serum which was very painful. When they got there they were divided into groups, the not capable to work and the people who could work. The ones who could not were poisoned in the showers.