It was a death camp that contained specially designed gas chambers with the capability to kill thousands. (Berenbaum, 120) However, in the short time it was operated, it was responsible for the deaths of around 870,000 to 925,000 Jewish prisoners. There were numerous other concentration and death camps that need to be accounted for that were just as cruel to prisoners as Auschwitz; Treblinka is just one. By comparing Auschwitz and Treblinka, one can realize just how horrific it was to be a prisoner in any concentration camp throughout the 1940’s. Treblinka is the second most important German wartime extermination camp in all of history and it can take credit for the greatest amount of killings in the shortest amount of time.
If those people were captured but not killed yet, they were sent away to concentration camps. Concentration camps were introduced as harsh, uncleanness living camps and a very important feature of the regime. After Adolf Hitler became leader in January of 1933, he developed the first concentration camps in Germany (ushmm.org). At first, Nazis, local police, etc. would capture anyone who would criticize the Nazis.
Auschwitz Auschwitz, or Auschwitz-Birkenau, is the best-known of all Nazi death camps, though Auschwitz was just one of six extermination camps. It was also a labor concentration camp, extracting prisoners' value from them, in the form of hard labor, for weeks or months. Auschwitz was the end of the line for millions of Jews, gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, and other innocents. Some spend almost two years in this most infamous of concentration camps. The average prisoner only survived eight weeks in Auschwitz.
The Holocaust was the almost complete destruction of Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II, which lasted between1939 and 1945. We can learn much from this event and ways to prevent similar events from happening again. However, it can be compared to today’s Arab Israeli Conflict, which is the cause of a dispute over the land of Palestine. The Holocaust was the worst genocide in history. The Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler wanted to eliminate all Jews as part of his plan for world power.
Chapter 1 The chapter begins with German soldiers at rest after fourteen days of fierce battle on the Western Front. A double ration of food has been prepared so the soldiers are eating their fill. Paul Baumer, the protagonist and narrator of the novel, watches in amazement as his friends, Tjaden and Muller, eat another helping; he wonders where Tjaden puts all the food, for he is as thin as a rail. Baumer is only nineteen years of age. He enlisted in the German infantry because Kantorek, his high school teacher, had glorified war and talked him into fighting for the fatherland.
His incredible public speaking skills, widespread propaganda, and the need to blame someone for Germany’s loss led to Hitler’s great popularity among the German people and the spread of anti-Semitism like wildfire. Hitler initially had a plan to force the Jews out of Germany, but this attempt quickly turned into the biggest genocide in history. The first concentration camps in Germany were established soon after Hitler's appointment as chancellor in January 1933.“...the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.” –Adolf Hitler Auschwitz I was built in 1940, as a site for Polish political prisoners. This was the original camp and administrative center. The prisoners’ living conditions were inhumane in every respect, and the death rate was quite high.
Also, he but Jews in labor camps but, they where really just death camps cause alot of them died. He then started World War 2 when he invaded Poland in 1939. When he started World War 2 he made the Tripartict which made Italy, Germany, and Japan Allies for 10 years. When America entered the war in 1941 we changed the war around we brought the fight into Germany's terrotries. When this happened Hitler made The Final Solution which he killed all the Jews he could before the war was over.
On November 10-11, 1938, more than 10,000 Jewish men were interned there. Dachau camp was also a training center for SS concentration camp guards. Because Dachau was the first regular concentration camp the way it was organized and the routine they had became a model for the many other concentration camps that were later made. Dachau had two sections, one was the crematories where many Jewish bodies were burned day and night 24/7 and the other which was the camp area. The camp area which was the second part of Dachau had 32 barracks, with one for those who opposed what the Nazi’s were doing, and another one that was for medical experiments.
Auschwitz Auschwitz was one of the most infamous and largest concentration camp known during World War II. It was located in the southwestern part of Poland commanded by Rudolf Höss. Auschwitz was first opened on June 14, 1940, much later than most of the other camps. It was in Auschwitz that the lives of so many were taken by methods of the gas chamber, crematoriums, and even from starvation and disease. These methods took "several hundreds and sometimes more than a thousand" lives a day.
Auschwitz: Overview of the Concentration Camp The Holocaust was one of the most horrifying crimes against humanity. "Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that Jews, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Roma (Gypsies), and homosexuals amongst others were to be eliminated from the German population. One of his main methods of exterminating these “undesirables” was through the use of concentration and death camps. In January of 1941, Adolf Hitler and his top officials decided to make their “final solution” a reality. Their goal was to eliminate the Jews and the “impure” from the entire German population.