“There is a place on earth that is a vast desolate wilderness, a place populated by shadows of the dead in their multitudes, a place where the living are dead, where only death, hate and pain exist,” said Giuliana Tedeschi, a holocaust survivor (Tedeschi). The Hungarian Jews assumed they were the safest of all the Jewish groups and in the end suffered the most. Hundreds were shipped in cattle cars without supplies for days to concentration camps. Auschwitz, one of the furthermost used death camps was going under colossal change to prepare for the arrival of the unfortunate Hungarian Jews. Gas chambers, crematoriums, new staff including the SS, and barracks were all is renovated in Auschwitz. This encampment was responsible for the deaths of at least 1,100,000 Jewish men, women and children.
The Hungarian Jews believed they were secure because Hungary was an ally with Germany and the Axis Powers. The Nazi Party helped regain land that was lost in World War 1 gaining some of Hungary’s trust (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). German told Hungary to enforce anti-Semitism laws and degrees. Hungary followed the command not knowing that Germany was slowly turning up the heat on Hungary. At this time Hungary had the population of 825,000 Jews, a large portion of their population (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). During the war Germany wanted Hungary to deport their Jews to concentration camps. Hungary declined the order and tried to arrange a treaty with the Allied Forces because the Axis was losing the war. Germany prevented the treaty from happening by taking over Hungary and the Jewish population in 1944. This year will be a drastic change for the Hungarian Jews, a year they will never forget.
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