The creation of the camps, the murders of the “inferior race”, the crimes against humanity, the second World War, the invasion of several different countries, they all lead back to one man. Adolf Hitler. This one man was able to convince an entire country that his ideas were superior. He convinced every single Nazi that the solution to their country’s problems was to mass murder millions of human beings. Why would people go to war for this man, and even become murderers for him? Even years after his death, he continues to affect people’s emotions, and minds. Hitler pointed out the economic, social, and intellectual differen...
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...n hours waiting for the SS to finish. In rain, snow, sleet, any weather conditions, they were forced to stand, unable to move for hours. After role call the prisoners were to report for whatever work they were to do for eleven hours, sometimes more. For breakfast, you were likely to be served black coffee, nothing else. Lunch could consist of half a piece of bread or a little cheese. Dinner you would be served watery soup in small portions. For working long, hard hours, this was not nearly sufficient enough to sustain the people. If you were not working, or waiting for appel to be over, you were waiting in line for food rations, or waiting to use the bathroom. The “bathrooms” were hundreds of holes placed right next to each other. There were no stalls, or privacy. The prisoners had assigned times to use the restroom. Only once in the morning and once in the evening.
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