Auschwitz Concentration Camp Essay

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Auschwitz Concentration Camp
The Nazis thought concentration camps were a good way to detain individuals, one of the largest and most outrageous concentration camps was known as Auschwitz, millions of people died and few survived. Auschwitz had three major death camps, Auschwitz I was where medical and chemical experiments were done.
Poland’s first and largest concentration camp, established in 1940 by SS authorities was known as Auschwitz. It was a detention center used by the Nazi Regimes as a way to keep political prisoners, suspected enemies and others not supportive of Nazi Germany together. People sent to Auschwitz were used as forced laborers for the war and other jobs. Others were sent to Auschwitz for barbaric medical experiments. Many of those experiments were done on twins, dwarfs, and infants. “Between late April and early July 1944, approximately 440,000 Hungarian Jews were deported, around 426,000
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In the camps more than one million people died during World War II, other sources say 1.1 million died in Auschwitz. There are many reasons of death caused by the Nazis in Auschwitz such as in the gas chambers, the Nazis use Zyklon-B as a way to murder the Non-Aryans, once they were murdered they were put into a crematorium which was used to burn the bodies. If the Jews or Non-Aryans disrespected or did not follow the Nazi’s commands they were either shot or hanged if the non-Aryans were not fed enough they either starved to death or got sick and died. One source said 2.1 to 2.5 million Non-Aryans died in the gas chambers. On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army entered Krakow and liberated the Auschwitz Death Camps. One source says more than 60,000 detainees left the camps and forced to march 30 miles to the towns of Gliwice or Wodzisław. Another source estimated that there were about 200,000 people that survived. About 50% were Jews and the rest were other
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