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Sterbebücher of Auschwitz

The so-called Sterbebücher of Auschwitz contain almost 69.000 official death certificates which were drawn up in the camp from the period July 1941 until December 1943.

The Sterbebücher were published in 1995 (J. Debski (red), Sterbebücher von Auschwitz / Death books from Auschwitz, 3 vols, Staatlichen Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1995) and can also be consulted on-line.

Only for persons who were officially registered in the camp, in most cases as a forced labourer, a death certificate was drawn up. For those who were murdered upon arrival a registration was not applicable. See for more information the following article.

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