With the liberation of the concentration camps at the end of WWII, the issue at hand was what to do with the Jewish peoples with no place to go.
In the month of March 1933, one of the first camps, Dachau, was opened. Dachau was a concentration camp, or a prison camp maintained by the Third Reich, [the name for Germany when the government was controlled by Adolf Hitler]. Aside these concentration camps was two other types of camps; labor camps, and death camps. A main concentration camp was Theresienstadt. Theresienstadt was located in what is now known as the Czech Republic. More than 150,000 were kept there for months until being sent to their deaths in Treblinka and Auschwitz death camps. The people in concentration camps were often forced to make products for the Nazi War machine or sent to nearby industries to work there. Although the prisoners had many hard jobs in the concentration camps, the labor camps were even worse. The sole purpose of the labor camps were to exploit slave labor. Upon arrival to the Nazi labor camps, the people are put on sorting platforms and put into a group of men and women. After the sorting of all the new arrivals, doctor would examine them and determine which were strong enough to serve as slaves for the German “masters”. If the doctor determined that a person was not fit to work on the labor camps, then the persons ashes were disposed of two to three hours later after immediate death. The prisoners of these labor camps were often mistreated and forced to do hard labor until their deaths. Many tasks were given to the prisoners of these camps including mining, metalworking, construction, road building, and many other strenuous tasks. [MAJOR LABOR CAMP + INFORMATION] A...
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...e of Israel. The displaced persons act was also passed in 1948 authorizing 200,000 displaced peoples to enter the United States. By 1952, over 80,000 Jewish displaced peoples has immigrated to the United States under the terms of the displaced persons act along with the help of Jewish agencies.
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