The Gross-Rosen Camp, located near a town of that same name in Lower Silesia, was initially a labor subcamp of the Sachsenhausen Camp, but became an independent concentration camp in 1941. Its relevance for the Holocaust is strictly limited to the unique and false claim by former Gross-Rosen inmate Isaac Egon Ochshorn, that this camp had a homicidal gas chamber, in which some 150,000 Soviet PoWs were allegedly murdered. All historians agree that Gross-Rosen had no such facility, and that only some 3,000 Soviet PoWs died in that camp throughout its existence. Hence, Gross-Rosen is a phantom extermination camp, existing only in Ochshorn’s lurid fantasies.

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