Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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World War II was a time of devastating and catastrophic events. One of the tragedies that occurred in this time was the Holocaust. It is estimated that over six million people were killed from Holocaust occurrences. The Nazi political party can be accredited with the creation of this horrible event. They were led by the infamous ruler Adolf Hitler. He believed that all Jews of every race were inferior to the rest of the world. In his mind, the only way to make the world better was to eliminate the entire Jewish population. In order to do this, he decided to set up concentration camps. These camps would feed the Jews a miniscule amount of food, humiliate them, and overwork them. One of the most notorious of these camps was known as…show more content…
In 1940, Auschwitz opened due to Adolf Hitler’s plan called the “Final Solution.” This plan was created in order to exterminate as many Jews as possible. To achieve his goal, Hitler set up vast systems of concentration camps. The objective of these camps was to humiliate Jews, force vigorous labor on the Jews, and to eventually eliminate them. So, Auschwitz was then set up as a concentration camp. Since Auschwitz was the largest camp of it’s kind, the majority of deaths that occurred during the Holocaust were a result of Auschwitz. Originally, Auschwitz was setup as a labor camp. Prisoners would manufacture goods to further Germany’s existence in WWII. Later on the prisoners would do pointless slave labor just to debilitate their bodies. As Hitler saw that Germany wasn’t going to win the war, his goal for the concentration camps were to kill as many prisoners as possible. So he changed Auschwitz from a labor camp into a death camp. The only purpose of a death camp was to exterminate as many prisoners as the Germans possibly could. At a death camp, death was inevitable. They used many different ways to kill the prisoners. Along with the different means of extermination, the harsh and unsanitary conditions killed many prisoners. The barracks that housed the prisoners were extremely overcrowded. One kind of barracks was made for 52 horses but the Germans made hundreds of prisoners…show more content…
One of the tragedies that occurred in this time was the Holocaust. It is estimated that over six million people were killed from Holocaust occurrences. During the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler set up concentration camps. One of the most notorious of these camps was known as Auschwitz. Auschwitz was originally made for labor but eventually became the burial grounds for many Jews and people whom Hitler deemed to be inferior. There was three main camps, and Birkenau, the largest camp, was set up as a death camp. Most prisoners fell to the fate of the gas chambers, but others died under the hands of Josef Mengele. He conducted experiments on approximately 3,000 children. Many times the child would suffer in pain and agony until they passed away. Only about 200 children survived. Furthermore, prisoners were fed a miniscule amount of food, and they were forced to do slave labor. This would cause their bodies to be exhausted daily. With the extreme physical exertion combined with starvation, many prisoners perished. All of these terrible means of extermination and conditions contributed to the one million plus deaths that occurred at Auschwitz. The tragic occurrences at Auschwitz are incomparable to any other event that has ever happened in
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