I've seen the figure of 100 to 150 thousand. Who could I cite for such a figure? What research could I cite?
I think that number refer to the Death Registry Volumes. The Auschwitz Death Registry Volumes are a meticulous list of all registered prisoners who died in Auschwitz. It was confiscated by the Red Army in 1945 when they arrived to Auschwitz and it was released in 1989 from the Soviet archives.“The Death Books consist of 46 volumes in which the Politische Abteilung (camp Gestapo) noted the deaths of approximately 69 thousand registered prisoners between July 29, 1941, and December 31, 1943.
It should also be remembered that the information from the Death Books omits seven months of 1940 and the first half of 1941, when the prisoners were almost exclusively Polish”. http://en.auschwitz.org.pl/m/index.php? ... 9&Itemid=8
The number of registered prisoners in Auschwitz was:
8000 in 1940
26 500 in 1941
89.5000 in 1942
152 000 in 1943
114.500 in 1944
There were in total about 400 000 prisoner registered in Auschwitz. Many thousands were transferred to other camps.
Since the whole year 1944 is missing in the Death Volumes, it seems logical to add several thousands (for the missing figures from 1944)
69 thousand are in the Volumes plus the figures from 1944 (have to be estimated) and you get a number around or over 100 thousand.
Every registered prisoner who died was issued a death certificate.
The death certificates contain the following fields:
· Certificate no.
· date of issue
· first and last names
· place of residence
· date of death, time of death, place of death – always Kasernestrasse Auschwitz (Barracks Street, Auschwitz), not the camp (!)
· date and place of birth
· father’s first and last names
· mother’s first and last names
· spouse’s first and last name
· pronouncing physician
· reason of death (fictitious)http://en.auschwitz.org.pl/m/index.php? ... =31&id=529
The extermination story says that:Franciszek Piper, head of the Historical Research Department and author of the book How Many People Died in Auschwitz, estimates that slightly over 900,000 people were exterminated immediately after arrival, without being registered.