A vast website documenting the forgotten “sub-camps” of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz was launched on Thursday by an association of private researchers in Berlin on Thursday. The project, entitled “Re-Finding the Sub Camps of Auschwitz” is “like a book of 3,000 pages,” said Cameron Munro, the Scottish founder of the “Tiergartenstrasse 4 Association”, at a press conference. The site pulls together more than a decade of research on some 45 sub-camps or “kommandos” located on the periphery of the most notorious site of the Nazi Holocaust. Based on first-hand accounts and research in the archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum and others, the site contains more than 3,500 photos, documents and maps. It tells the story of each sub-camp, including lists of the survivors and SS guards and information about their personal stories. The site also lists the industrial organisations implicated in exploiting prisoners at the camps. The most infamous of the sub-camps is Monowitz, which was run by notorious chemical conglomerate IG Farben. Others were dedicated to metallurgy, textiles agriculture and mining. Mining in particular was considered to be a death sentence due to the brutal working conditions, Munro explained.

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