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Like any other factory, the death factory of Auschwitz consumed primary materials and produced secondary products. Unique to Auschwitz, though, is that the primary material consumed was human life; not just the life of the breathing human body, but also the material possessions associated with that life. The detritus of this most efficient genocide -clothing, jewellery, food, corpses -was appropriated and put to new uses by the SS and the prisoners. Others have recognised the various postwardoi:10.5334/pia.302 fatcat:n5hmbfvtynfgjb7cuyzarnyt4q