Escape from "Eintrachthütte" (Auschwitz sub-camp)
On July 3, 1944 9 prisoners escaped from the Auschwitz sub-camp "Eintrachthütte" located in Świętochłowice through a dug tunnel. Digging of the 25-meter tunnel began on May 2. Chisels and a file smuggled out of the smelter served as tools. The entrance to the tunnel was in an unfinished barrack, where also hollow soil was scattered
It led to a ditch which was already behind the wires. On the night of July 3, the fugitives attempted to escape. Prisoners, divided into 3 groups of 3, managed to escape from the camp under the cover of night. While the last group was leaving the tunnel, suspicious noises caught the attention of the sentries, who opened fire on the fugitives. Of the 9 refugees, two were caught and put back in Auschwitz. 3 refugees joined the partisan units, and the fate of 4 could not be determined to this day.