In Lodz the head of the council Chaim Rumkowski saved the able-bodied and chose to deport the children to the death camps. He reasoned that the best method of survival was if the ghetto became a work camp that would be productive for the Germans. In the Warsaw Ghetto however, Adam Czerniaków tried to save the children and when he could not killed himself. Most residents of the Warsaw Ghetto were killed on arrival at the camps. Only a few select people, the young able-bodied, and women with no children were sent to forced labor camps.
How did people survive the ghettos? In these holocaust ghettos, there were thousands of people confined in a compact space. The most famous of these ghettos, the Warsaw Ghetto, "had confined nearly 400,000 Jews in a three and a half square mile area of Warsaw which normally housed about 160,000 (History place 1)." Since most people who controlled the governments did not like the Jews, not enough food got into the ghetto. The Jews were made to survived on a bowl of soup or less a day.
During World War II, the Nazis established at least 1,000 ghettos for the purpose of isolating and controlling the Jewish population. The reason for ghettos was to stop the Jews from mixing with the superior Aryan race (ushmm.org). The ghettos basically served as roundup centers that made it more convenient to kill large numbers of the jewish population later. Ghettoization was seen as a temporary situation, and in many places the ghettos existed only for a brief time. Some ghettos existed for only days, others for months or years.
Although many Jews thought the ghettos would last, the Nazis saw ghetto imprisonment as only a temporary measure. Sometime in early 1941, the Nazi leadership finalized the details of a policy decision labeled "The Final Solution of the Jewish Question." This policy called for the murder of every Jew (man, woman, and child) under German rule. The first Nazi concentration camps were organized shortly after Hitler came to power. These facilities held tens of thousands of political prisoners arrested by the Nazis.
They reject the evidence and are in denial. The Holocaust deniers are wrong because there are remains of concentration camps, exaggerations of events that are proven to be false, and people who have lived through it. There is an incredible amount of concentration camps that were used and some that were not used during the Holocaust, that are still here today. Most of those concentration camps are now in ruins but some are used today as museums while others are available for tours. Some of the most famous concentration camps that are still standing today are Auschwitz and Dachau.
In 1934 the Schutzstaffel was the only organization that could establish and manage these concentration camps. Lichtenburg was an all female camp only. The living conditions in these camps were really bad. The prisoners died from starvation sometimes because it was in the second World War. Since the war was going on the supplies were very limited.
The Lodz Ghetto was a place of hostage for Jews in central Poland created by Nazis. With a population of 164.00 Jews, 47 schools, day cares and various employment options, it was a complex civilization. Although the ghetto was structurally advanced, the conditions within it were unbearable due to the horrific tortures, heartless executions and painful deportations to death camps that took place within (“Lodz Ghetto Deportations”). The conditions within the Ghetto were dreadful. Contact to the world outside the fences was strictly prohibited, disobedience was often followed by execution or torture.
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 centuries Jews had faced persecution and were often forced to live in ghettos. Closed ghettos had a lot wrong with them but they were good for hiding the Jews, the ghettos were extremely crowded and unsanitary. On the outside it was closed off by walls or barbed wire fences, depending on the location and the area around it. Out of all three types of ghettos the most popular were closed. Closed ghettos lead to starvation, unheated housing which leads to severe winter weather.
The conditions were harsh and every day was a challenge to survive. The Jews were forced to live there and go through hunger, sickness and torment. In the ghettos tens of thousands of deaths took place, but a small percent survived. Although the ghettos were not Hitler's master idea, they were one of the steps to the process of control, dehumanization, and the extinction of the Jewish culture. Jewish neighborhoods were changed into prisons.