Every aspect in Auschwitz was designed for either extermination or dehumanization of the prisoners, mainly Jewish prisoners.
For those young and fit enough to work there was a daily roll call, sometimes these could last for hours. Prisoner were forced to stand still, wearing very thin clothing regardless what weather condition ,even the slightest movement could lead to severe physical punishment or death.
The typical working would began at 4:30 during the summer and 5:30 in the winter. After the roll call a working day would be 11-12 hours long. Prisoners doing labor in remote places several kilometers away did not have to participate in the roll call,they left for work earlier. Neither did the prisoners from camp labor details as the hospital, kitchen, or orchestra.
Typically they would have an hour break time.
Three times a day they would receive a meal, or at least what the Nazis thought constituted a meal good enough for the prisoners.
In the mornings they would get something that vaguely resembled coffee, really it was boiled water with a grain based substitute for coffee, or a herbal tea. This in the eyes of the Nazi was enough for breakfast.
The lunch was made up of of about a liter of soup, the main ingredients were potatoes, a kind of turnip , and small amounts of groats, rye flour, and Avocado food extract.
The evening meal consisted of about 300 grams of black bread, served with a small bit of sausage, about 25 grams, or a tablespoon of marmalade ,cheese,or margarine.
The calorie count ranged from 1,300 calories for light-work prisoners to 1,700 calories for prisoners performing hard labor.
Where really a hardworking man needs 4,800 calories per 24 hours and an average working man more than 3,600 calories.
If you weren’t selected for the Gas chamber you would likely die of malnutrition and disease.
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