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    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. The

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    Auschwitz Imagine that a man is lying in his bed asleep. He hears a noise downstairs, and gets up to see what the commotion is. Upon going downstairs, he spots ten soldiers, who grab him and throw him into the back of a truck with twenty more people. When the man asks what is going on, he discovers that the truck is heading towards Auschwitz. This situation happened many times years ago, and is known as the Holocaust. Many Jews and other groups were sent to Auschwitz and this report will

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    Auschwitz Auschwitz, located thirty-seven miles west of Krakow, was the first concentration camp where Jewish people worked to death, or were automatically killed. This camp, compared to all the other camps, tortured the most people. At the camp there was a place called the "Black Wall," this was where the people were executed. In March of 1941, there was another camp that started its building. This second camp was called Auschwitz II, or Birkenau. It was located 1.9 miles away from Auschwitz

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    The outbreak of World War II began with the invasion of Poland by Germany on 1 September 1939. Two days following this event France and Britain declared war on Germany. World War II had begun. In the time period of 1933 to 1945 Germany was commonly called Nazi Germany or the Third Reich. The Third Reich government was controlled by Adolph Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party as the country was transformed into a totalitarian state of fascism. Hitler had a vision of a better

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    One of the darkest times in world history was World War II, with millions of innocent lives lost through mass genocide and other atrocities. During this time the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau was a place no one wanted to be. Located in southern Poland, Auschwitz was opened in 1940, and operated by Third Reich. Here more than 1 million people died from disease, starvation and execution in places such as gas chambers. The millions of people held in these camps

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    space with around a hundred other people; some dead, some dying, some hoping for death to come. It’s hard to stay positive in a situation like this. You are on your way to the most famous – and most deadly – Nazi concentration camp. Its name is Auschwitz, and you are a Jew in Nazi Germany during World War II. Your future is beginning to look bleak. The thought of ever leaving this place is the only hope that you and those around you really have, and the chance of that is slim. As you finally arrive

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    suburbs of the Polish city of Oswiecim, Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp, was the largest concentration camp established during the Nazi regime. The Auschwitz concentration camp complex contain three main camps called Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II , and Auschwitz III. Auschwitz became a symbol of terror and genocide because of the residential life , performed medical experiments ,and the punishments and executions given to its different types of prisoners("KL Auschwitz-Birkenau”). Moreover, Auschwitz’s

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    works dealing with Auschwitz are provided in documentaries or primary sources as well. The British Broadcasting Corporation filmed a six section documentary on the operation of Auschwitz. The documentary details the authoritative figures, the layout of the camps, and the Nazi’s Final Solution. Memoirs and diaries are immense from both survivors and those who kept diaries while being held captive at Auschwitz. These provide details of the emotional mutilation and the impact Auschwitz had on the human

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    Auschwitz became a symbol of terror and genocide all over the world. It was established in the 1940s by the Germans, in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The main reason for the establishment was the overpopulation of local prisons. The mass arrests of Poles were increasing beyond the capacity of these prisons. Auschwitz was supposed to be the same style as the other camps that the Nazis were building since the early 1930s. In 1942, it became the largest of the death camps. The Auschwitz camp was divided

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    Auschwitz: A Historical Overview of the Death Camp The Holocaust is one of the most horrifying crimes against humanity. "Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme." (Bauer, 58) One of his main methods of exterminating these ‘undesirables' was through the use of concentration and death camps. In January