The Nazis originally planned to use Auschwitz as a transfer point for Jews, as part of an effort to encourage them to leave Europe for Israel and the United States, new research has revealed.Documents uncovered by a Polish academic show that the now notorious death camp would have been used to manage the expulsion, which the Nazis planned to have funded by American Jews.Arthur Schindler, of Krakow’s Jagiellonian University, uncovered evidence of the original plans for Auschwitz in archives in Israel, the US and Europe.Dr Schindler, 40, said: “In 2005, a memoir called Angel Touch was published in Polish.The camp would have been used as a transit point”It was written by Henryk Shenkar, the son of Leon Shenkar, a Jewish businessman who lived in the city of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) during the German invasion.”Leon was appointed the chairman of the city’s Council of Elders, and as such, was summoned for discussions on various issues with senior officials of the German military administration.”He reported back that they had decided to turn the Auschwitz camp into an emigration centre for Jews.”Dr Schindler decided to look for evidence of the plot to support Mr Shenkar’s story.After nearly six years of research, he found old, poor-quality microfilms in archives in Jerusalem, New York and Amsterdam. They revealed the existence of official documentation which approved the plan to create a transfer centre.