Recorded on 23 May 2015 at Auschwitz II (Birkenau), official Auschwitz guide Ewa Pasterak and Auschwitz survivor Elzbieta Sobczynska explain why the Nazis built the Birkenau concentration camp. Initially, as they describe, it was not constructed as an extermination camp but as a source of cheap labor for the IG Farben pharmaceutical and chemical Cartel. The Buna industrial plant, known as IG Auschwitz, was a 100% subsidiary of IG Farben and was located about 6 kilometers from Auschwitz in the direction of Krakow.
For more information on IG Farben, please visit the Profit Over Life website.
More information about survivors of Auschwitz and the hidden history of Europe can be found on the Relay of Life website.
Additional information on this subject can also be found on the website of the Dr. Rath Health Foundation.
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation is the coordinating organization for the Movement of Life.