A memorial site and educational center to open this week on International Holocaust Remembrance Day documents the role played by a German maker of crematoria in the mass execution of Europe's Jews and others.
Original artifacts show production of Auschwitz ovens (Photo: AP)
Hitler's top men dreamed up the horrors of the Holocaust, but without the support of German engineers and industrialists like Topf & Sons, they would never have succeeded in murdering millions.
Through technology developed and products built in the Topf & Sons factories, Auschwitz was equipped with four crematoria that resembled factories where as many as 8,000 corpses could be burned in a day.
The new memorial site uses original documents and artifacts to show the production of the Auschwitz ovens. The exhibit opens Thursday.
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