concentration camps and death camps of more than six million Jews by Nazi Germany under the
“As for school work, if we failed to complete an assignment or to pass a test, we were singled out for special criticism, well beyond what a Polish student would receive. “What`s the matter Jew?” the teacher would ask us. “Can`t keep up? (page 14, Jack and Rochelle).”
The Jews were forced to evacuate their homes and go to concentration camps. “In September 1939, the German army occupied the western half of Poland.”(History Channel). During the Holocaust the Jews were not the only targets; Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witness, and socialists were also sent to concentration camps. Hitler and the Nazis though...
According to Dictionary.com, “a genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.” The Holocaust is one of the most infamous genocides in history. Adolf Hitler, the leader of Germany when this event took place, killed millions of people. The Holocaust ended World War II; however, it affected the lives of many people. Some things include families being torn apart, people losing their jobs and houses and just losing their normal lives. More than just the Jewish culture was affected, but it is safe to say that they were the most affected throughout all of the groups.
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...
G Gilbert, Martin. The Holocaust - A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War. New York: Holt, Reinhardt & Winston, 1985.
The Holocaust, one of the most devastating moments in history. Hitler’s mass genocide of Jews and other ethnicities had left a scar in the world that would never truly heal. During a time of death and destruction, one camp held the title for most fatalities. The Auschwitz concentration camp, one of the most infamous places during the Holocaust with its bloody history forever etched into the mind of its survivors and future generations to come.
...wing the war, Allied soldiers discovered a number of concentration camps and other locations that had been used by the Nazis to imprison and exterminate an estimated 12 million people. These death camps haunted those who survived for the rest of their lives.
If the people were not taken into the concentration camps, they quickly moved to non-nazi countries, “Almost 700,000 Jews emigrated to Israel, including the 136,000 jewish displaced from Europe(United States Holocaust)”.”Of the nine million Jews, who originally resided in Europe before the Holocaust in Europe before the originally in Europe before the Holocaust began, approximately two thirds of them were killed (Wikipedia Contributor )”.”The Nazi regime murdered approximately 6 million jews total(United states Holocaust).” So many people lost their lives ,Innocent Men women and Children ,From several reasons.The German authorities not only targeted Jews, they also killed other groups because of their racial identities.” At Least 200,000 mentally or physically disabled patients, mainly Germans ,living in institute settings were murdered in the Euthanasia program.(United States Holocaust ).”
Torture, a word only used in movies. You would never think of it happening in real life. Yet in Auschwitz, people faced torture and something far worse: death. Most people know Auschwitz as one of the deadliest concentration camps. But what some people aren’t aware of is that Auschwitz was an extermination camp. Millions of people, not only Jews, died in the camp due to the mass killings inflicted by the Nazis. Life in Auschwitz was something that people would call a living hell. The only way out of the camp was death. The able-bodied prisoners were sentenced to labor, later they would die from starvation. Jews, Gypsies, Soviets, and other people were imprisoned in the Auschwitz camp. The death toll still hasn’t been totaled yet. It averages from 1 million to 6 million deaths in the camp. “The camp was established in May 1940 which was a year before the Germans embarked the 'Final Solution' to the 'Jewish Question'' (Luke Travels). The plan was to murder all Jews living in Europe The prisoner population increased from 11,000 prisoners to 18,000. People from Russia came to the camp because they were prisoners of war (Berkeley Heights). “The Soviets were told to undress and leave everything they had so that they could be disinfected.” After they were disinfected, they got a cotton blanket and a tin for soup. They only got to take shower every two months. And when other Soviets died, the newer Soviets came to take their belongings (Berkeley Heights). “The first gas chamber in Auschwitz was called 'The Little Red House' for its red brick exterior. Another gas chamber was made and was 'The Little White House'.” One thousand two hundred people could be gassed at one time (Bsky B).