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In the German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau – crematorium existed since 1940. However, in 1942 the scale of the murder reached such a level that it was decided to build four more.
Topf und Soehne is a German company that was responsible for delivering and supervising furnace assembly. In 1943, crematoria Nos. II, III, IV and V were included in the German extermination mechanism. Almost 4.5 thousand corpses were burned per day in these terrible places.