Why was Auschwitz not destroyed by the Nazis to hide evidence, but camps like Treblinka and Westerbork were?

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Why was Auschwitz not destroyed by the Nazis to hide evidence, but camps like Treblinka and Westerbork were?

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It was, to an extent. The Nazis demolished the gas chambers and crematoria, as well as putting all prisoners on a forced march to camps further from the front.

In some cases, Allied forces were approaching so fast that camp guards were unable to destroy all the evidence. Or any of the evidence. Instead, some of the Nazis simply locked the gates and fled.

They knew what would happen to them if they were caught there.

A lot of it was. The gas chambers at Auschwitz, for example, are postwar reconstructions, not the original. The Nazis demolished most of the Auschwitz complex, and destroyed all the records they could.

Auschwitz was a work camp. Treblinka was an extermination camp, designed solely to kill large numbers of people efficiently. After some uprisings at extermination camps in 1943, they decided to shut them down and tried to hide all evidence they existed. Auschwitz was still operational at the end of the war, so they had no time to fully cover it up.

Who knows. Why did the Nazi’s make human soap out of the victims?