Adolf Hitler Concentration Camps

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Concentration Camps

When Adolf Hitler was in power, he set up approximately 20,000 Concentration Camps. The first one Hitler set up was in Poland, 1941. Out of all the Concentration Camps, Auschwitz was one of the worst. It was a labor camp, but it was also used for Hitler’s FINAL SOLUTION, or the extermination of the Jews. It had the most elaborate killing system/Gas Chambers. After it was abandoned on Jan. 27, 1945 because of the Soviet Union’s invasion, the Nazis made an attempt to make Auschwitz ll and lll (Britannica School). Today’s people are forgetting the true impact of WW ll. We are protecting our children and ourselves from the cold hard truth when we should instead be remembering and telling our children about those 6 million
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Auschwitz was mainly for working, but it still had gas chambers and crematories for the people that collapsed while working. Majdanek was also mainly for work, and the Nazis didn’t feed them enough so the Jews were very malnourished (Weglyn). Out of all the camps, work camps were the most useful for Hitler because if you 're going to imprison someone, better to just make them useful to you instead of killing off.

Extermination Camps were mostly built to support Hitler in his FINAL SOLUTION. There were many camps built and used during this time such as Chelmno, Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor, and Auschwitz-Birkenau, all of which were located in Germany. These 6 camps were all built within a very small period of time so Hitler could get started on his plans right away. Before the Nazis put the Jews to work/sent them to be killed, they removed accessories/valuable items such as glasses, gold teeth, jewelry, clothing and even hair (Kaplan).

Adolf Hitler set up around 20,000 camps when he was ruler of Germany. People need to be remembering these harrowing times because millions died and only a few continue to remember the Holocaust anymore (Britannica School). I think that everyone should keep remembering so that we don’t have to experience that distress again, and because all people should have freedom of religion and be able to live
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