The Victims of The Holocaust

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While the Germans and the rest of the world were focusing on World War I, many innocent people experiencing a different type of nature. They were subjected to being publicly humiliated, shaved and branded, and placed in tormenting concentration camps. Persecution and Emigration, Origins of the Holocaust, Fighting Back and Anne Frank are all big roles during this time period. No one will ever know the exact feeling of the trauma people were facing and how many people were actually killed.

During the time of the Holocaust, Jews were not the only victims of murder. Homosexuals, Communists, people with mental disabilities, Gypsies and Slavs, Russians and Poles. The killing started in 1941 to 1945. The Jews feared leaving and being separated from there families and being to the concentration camps. (Persecution and Emigration 5). They didn’t have a clue of what to expect that was going to happen to them. There were 22 main concentration camps and 6 extermination camps. The gas chambers was the most common way of mass murdering the Jews. Another way of killing them was the gassing trucks they were suffocated by the exhaust fumes. Also another method was the mass shooting. The people who were unable to work were directly sent to the gas chambers or shot. Those able to work were eventually sent also, but during the time they were alive they helped carry bodies to the crematoria or search for bodies valuables. In the extermination camps men were the first to be gassed. Women were taken to have their hair cut off before they were killed. (“The Killing Machine”). The estimated number of survivors of the Holocaust is 350,000. One survivor commonly known is Otto Frank, he was sent to the concentration camps along with his family but he surv...

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...s to be tormented and killed due to there race and what they believed in everyone is unique in there own way.

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