The Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II-Birkenau) was set up at the end of 1941 to ease congestion at the main Auschwitz concentration camp. It consisted of a large number of barracks, set up in rows and spread over a very large area. It was designed to hold several categories of prisoners and to function as an extermination camp.
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