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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