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Setting up of the Monowitz sub-camp was influenced by the decision of authorities of IG Farbenindustrie A.G. Chemical works dated January 1941, about building near the town of Oświęcim, Dwory and Monowice village a factory of synthetic rubber and liquid fuel.

The coal was supposed to be supplied by local mines in Jawiszowice, Libiąż and Jaworzno, the water was assured by the Wisła river, calcium came from the mine in Krzeszowice, and the salt was transported from Wieliczka mine.

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The construction of the sub camp in Babice was preceded by the displacement of the locals in april of 1941. German authorities ordered them, to leave the livestock at place. Most of the displaced were moved to General Governship, some of them settled at Oświęcim and close towns. Commandos of prisoners were sent to the village to disassemble the homesteads. Dismantling lasted up to 1942. The materials that were acquired in process, were later used for constructing of camp in Babice and some sub camps.

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