Punishment at Auschwitz with a whip or cane as reported by Witold Pilecki:
"The lightest punishment was a bench beating. It took place in public in the presence of all blocks at roll call. The “execution block” was prepared—a bench with slots for the hands and legs on both sides. Two SS thugs stood there (often Seidler himself and sometimes Lagerältester Bruno) and one was beaten on the naked body so as not to spoil one’s clothes.
One was beaten with a whip or sometimes a heavy cane. After a dozen strokes the body was badly cut. Blood spurted and the remaining blows were on raw meat.
I witnessed this on several occasions.
Men sometimes got 50 strokes, even 75.
One day, when the punishment was 100 strokes, the häftling, some poor wretch, expired at around the 90th stroke. If the victim was still alive, he was then meant to stand up, do a few squats to restore the blood flow and, standing at attention, say thank you for the just punishment."