Children at the concentration camp

881 children from 18 nations are listed in the concentration camp entry lists. The first ones arrived with their mothers in June 1939, with a „gypsy transport“ from Burgenland. Children „fit for work“ were attached to work commandos. Boys over the age of twelve were separated from their mothers and relocated to the men's camp. Newborn babies only survived very shortly, most of them were killed after birth by the SS doctors. Less than one hundred children survived until the liberation of the camp.