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Himmler orders construction of Auschwitz

27th April 1940

SS Reichsf├╝hrer Heinrich Himmler orders the construction of a concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland.

Known as Auschwitz in German, the facility will play a central role in the Nazi plan to exterminate Europe's Jews.

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