FROM THE AUSCHWITZ CHRONICLE: The Longest Roll Call
The story of the first and longest roll call in the camp’s history, which occurred on 6/7 July 1940. The second transport to Auschwitz had just arrived. Approximately 1500 people were forced to endure the roll call.
The Nazi torturers showed what they were capable of and established the rules that would apply in the camp.
The place where this roll call occurred, between the first and third barracks, appears today exactly as it did in 1940. Images include several drawings illustrating the roll call as well as camp photographs of prisoners whose testimonies we will quote.