Its history proves that the camp demolished thousands of people and left the few survivors with terrifying memories. As a death camp that killed 99% of its residents within the first couple hours, Treblinka should be and known as a powerful, malignant place where countless people were killed. It should be remembered and be as prevalent in today’s society just as Auschwitz is, showing the effect it had on Jewish prisoners, as well as other minorities throughout the 1940’s. If society really studied other camps during the Holocaust and what went on in those camps, it wouldn’t have the perception that Auschwitz was the worst institution just because it was the most populated.
. Of the nine million Jews that resided from the holocaust about two thirds were killed. Over one million Jewish children were killed in the holocaust. Hitler was harsh to the Jews he hurt peoples family’s by killing they’re family members. Putting them in jail for no reason.
The jews could be on the trains for months at a time. Soon after Germany separated from Austria in March 1938, the Nazi soldiers arrested and imprisoned Jews in concentration camps all over Germany. Only eight months after annexation, the violent anti-jew Kristallnacht , also known as Night of the Broken Glass, pogroms took place. The Nazi soldiers arrested masses of male adult Jews and held them captive in camps for short periods of time. A death camp is a concentration camp designed with the intention of mass murder, using strategies such as gas chambers.
Meanwhile, the B section of the Ghetto was filled with Jews of all genders and ages who were unfit to work. (“Tarnow Ghetto”). The people living in the B section of the Ghetto knew that their fate was death at an extermination camp. This caused attempts to hide from the SS officers, attempts to escape to the A section, and rebellions against the Nazi oppression. After eliminating all who rebelled against him, Goeth’s Kraków liquidation resulted in over two th... ... middle of paper ... ...he most infamous work camp of all time.
For five years, Nazi SS Soldiers were allowed to terrorize and kill millions of people. Most of the killing was conducted at Auschwitz. There were three camps specifically designed for a huge purpose under Auschwitz. With the new finding of Zyklon B, the extermination rate skyrocketed. Auschwitz alone was responsible for 1.1 million deaths, 960,000 of the 1.1 million were Jews.
“I commanded Auschwitz and estimate, at least 2.5 million victims were executed and exterminated by gassing and burning, and another half a million succumbed to starvation and disease making a total dead of about 3 million” (Source 1) calmly explained Rudolf Hoss, an Auschwitz Nazi commander. Hoss was the leader of the Auschwitz concentration camp from 1941 to 1943. He ordered to kill millions of people and inflicted pain and suffering upon the Jews. He did whatever it took to protect his leader, Adolf Hitler. For Hoss, mass murder was a daily routine.
Twelve years of misery, pain, and suffering, more than six million Jewish people dead, and millions more with haunted memories. In 1933, Adolf Hitler, a Nazi Party leader, became chancellor of Germany. Hitler passed an Anti-Jewish law three months after his election. This law caused millions of German Jews to be moved to concentration camps. Germany then began to invade other countries and sending the Jews that lived there to concentration camps.
(Encyclopedia of the Holocaust) After the completion it covered two square kilometers and took approximately one and a half hours to walk around its perimeter. (Feig, 340) On the gate of Auschwitz was a sign in German that read, “Arbeit macht frei,” which translates into English as “work makes one free.” (Feig, 334) This was one of the many lies which the Nazis told their prisoners. The first Jews in Auschwitz believed that they were just being taken there to work for the Nazis. As more and more people died word leaked to the outside world about what was really happening at Auschwitz. The Jews and other undesirables were forced by S.S. soldiers to leave their homes and nearly all of their possessions behind to board crowded trains to Auschwitz.
135,000 people passed through camp. Separate sub-camps for Jews, political prisoners, homosexuals, draft evaders, etc. Contained gas chamber and crematorium. Used for mass murder of 11,000 Soviet POW's. Forced labor for Heinkel aircraft works.
Even today, reading stories about this camp gives people goosebumps. Auschwitz is one of the most deadly concentration camps. It will never be forgotten and forgiven for the misery and massacre it has caused to so many innocent people. The camp still lies in Poland today for tourism.