Nazi Concentration Camps Essay

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During World War II, Nazi Concentration Camps were responsible for millions of deaths in a span of twelve years. Concentration Camps were places where people were kept as prisoners and forced to do heavy labor. Many people died from the heavy labor. When Adolf Hitler became the chancellor in 1933, the first concentration camps were built. The prisons served a big purpose during the Holocaust, they controlled many people (specifically Jews) and they killed them. The Holocaust was a mass murder of six million Jews and some other groups. There were a lot of concentration camps, with several major camps called Auschwitz, Belzec, and Chelmno. These camps lasted from Hitler’s appointment as the chancellor (1933) to the end of World War II (1945). He had a difficult childhood. His brother died and his dad also died later. His dad was a harsh man, and he did not approve his interest in art. Hitler had problems in school, and when he got older, he got rejected by art school 2 times.. He was very interested in German Nationalism, so he joined the German Army. A few years after the first world war, Hitler attempted to form a new government for Germany. So he crashed into a beer hall in Munich, he wanted to show his plans, but it failed.He was sentenced to jail because some people died in this attempt. When he was released from prison, he started working for Germany’s government. He also ran for president, ultimately finishing as the runner-up. Although he lost, the winner, Paul von Hindenburg, unwillingly agreed to appoint Hitler as the chancellor. The first concentration camp was built at Dachau, which was established two months after his appointment as chancellor. Hitler didn’t like Jews, he believed that they caused all evil and that Germans were the pure race. He soon had his own secret police, called The Gestapo. These secret police would arrest anyone, and they would send them to the concentration camps or interrogate them. The Gestapo specifically targeted Jews, Communists, Jehovah’s witnesses, homosexuals, educators, mentally and physically handicapped, and anyone who opposed the Nazi

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