The Nazis would choose whether they were capable of doing difficult outdoor work or if they should be sent to the gas chambers. 865,000 people did upon arrival, mainly due to gassing (Killing Centers). Thousands of people died from exhaustion from working since they were already weak from having no food (Byers 112). In 1941 Hitler came up with the final solution. He set up killing centers to quickly kill as many Jews as possible.
Sadly, many people did not survive and the ones that did were lucky. Buchenwald affected the Holocaust because it was setup to hurt people, the living conditions were harsh, and many people died. Buchenwald concentration camp was set up to work people to death. The goal was not to kill people,but rather have them work so hard that they would die. Buchenwald was given its name by Heinrich Himmler on
Differences were limited since the ultimate goal was to eliminate the whole Jew population. Dachau and Auschwitz were very similar and different when it came to the harsh living conditions before and during the camps, the number of deaths and survivors, and the work they did and the conditions. Living in a concentration camp wasn’t easy especially with the harsh living conditions faced by both Auschwitz and Dachau. Before they were put in concentration camps they were put in small ghettos. Ghettos are enclosed areas in a city or town, it is the method of segregating and imprisoning people in their own houses.
Millions of people that the Nazis considered to be imperfect were brutally killed in this camp. The Auschwitz concentration camp deported at least 1.3 million people to the complex, out of which 1.1 million were murdered in cruel and inhumane ways until the camp’s liberation by the Soviets on January 27, 1945. The idea of the “final solution” was implemented by the infamous leader of the Nazi party, Adolf Hitler. This brutal regime leader soon became, “convinced that his “Jewish problem” would be solved only with the elimination of every Jew in his domain, along with artists, educators, Gypsies, communists, homosexuals, the mentally and physically handicapped and others deemed unfit for survival in Nazi Germany” (History.com). It is difficult to find an accurate number of the people that were transported and killed in Auschwitz.
Around 800,000 to one million individuals were killed at Treblinka Death Camp from July 23, 1942 to October 19, 1943 in Eastern Poland; 90 precent of all detainees was killed inside of two hours of entry. The bodies were then taken by Sonderkommandos to the open cremation pit on a peak. The pit had iron rails bound in layers inside of it like grillwork, on which the bodies were burned. Jews were intermittently forced to enter the pit and filter through the fiery remains for any bones that should have been be ground. On August 2, 1943, the prisoners fought back.
Nazi Death Marches During WWII, Hitler ordered for all Jews to be taken to work camps, where they were forced to work in with little to no food. Most of the time the Jews would be making stuff for the German army such as, tools or clothing. The Jews had to have a strong spirit, or they would perish. But, towards the end of the war American troops invaded Germany, finding the work camps. Afraid of the American troops finding the work camps; Hitler ordered all work camps to be evacuated to death camps deep in Germany.
When the train arrived at Auschwitz, everyone was filed into a line and sent either left or right. Jacob and his “father” were separated as Jacob was sent to the right. He was very quickly exposed to the inhuman conditions at Auschwitz. Within hours of being there, he had witnessed many deaths caused by the fences, beatings, and other reasons. After eating the “food” there, he realized why so many people looked like living skeletons and were starving to death.
Inmates were forced to work until death. In all of these camps however, inmates faced extreme brutality, inhumane sanitary conditions and starvation. Although only a few of the 20,00 concentration camps were actual death camps, every camp was a nightmare of its own. D-Day is the name given to the invasion of Normandy beach in France. This invasion was the beginning of “Operation Overlord”, which was the attempt to open a second front against Germany in hopes it would weaken the German forces.
Sobibor was a concentration camp that killed millions of people. The concentration camps would make people work, only eat a little food because they never had enough food for everyone to eat.So when they worked they would lose a lot of energy and eventually die. They would die of starvation or they would die of the gas chamber.There were a lot of people who were being killed and they were shot to death. The sobs or camp killed a lot of people and they shot the Jews for no reason and there were being shot. The nazi would let the People live if they paid the nazi to alive.
Jews were murdered and was sent to the concentration camps and gas chambers. Most of the concentration camps are located in Poland and Germany, and one famous camp is called the Auschwitz Birkenau Camp. Many prisoners were also sent to the gas chamber due to many crimes they’ve caused. Literally naked prisoners roaming around in the gas chamber with no food or water, are stuck in there forever. The prisoners were locked up in the gas chambers for them to die and others had to get used to their new daily routines in living in these concentration camps.
There were many prison camps used during the Civil War and they were all terrible. The prison camps during the Civil War helped claim the lives of thousands of the deaths from the Civil War, and most people don’t know how much of an impact the prison camps had on the total number of deaths throughout the Civil War. They killed thousands of soldiers on both sides, making an impact on each side’s soldier count, and adding another fear to the soldier’s head. The prison camps used during the Civil War killed as many as 56,000
“The first concentration camps were made to detain people without trial, usually under harsh conditions.” (www.theholocaustexplained.org) The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside. It was sad to be taken to a concentration camp because it meant that it was the end of your life.
To this day there is a remembrance of the poor suffering lives. The victims of the holocaust will always be remembered as strong victims that were murdered by vicious monsters, the Nazis. However, victims were treated as slave laborers by construction projects, such as expanding the camps. Prisoners in the camps “were used ruthlessly and without regard to safety at forced labor, resulting in high mortality rates.” (Holocaust