Camp Bunchenwald Essay

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Camp Bunchenwald was one of the many Nazi concentration camps. Camp Bunchenwald was established in 1937 in Germany near the city Weimer. Bunchenwald was one of the biggest Nazi concentration camps, but it had no gas chambers. Bunchenwald had a lot of prisoners and a lot of them died even though there were no gas chambers. Bunchenwald was built in a wooded area about 5 miles away from the German city Weimer. “Buchenwald administered at least 87 subcamps located across Germany, from Dusseldorf in the Rhineland to the border with the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in the east (Buchenwald: History & Overview)”. Buchenwald was a traumatizing experience that the prisoners could never forget. “On August 6, 1937, the name of the camp was changed to …show more content…

The SS officers would select who was strong and who was weak. If you were weak you were killed and if you were strong you lived. The weak were sent to killing centers like Bernburg, or Sonnenstein euthanasia and were killed by gas. Another way they killed weakened prisoners was by phenol injections that were administered by a camp doctor. The estimated amount of prisoners that died at Buchenwald is 56,000, this is not including the 13,000 transferred to other extermination camps. “Thousands of prisoners were murdered in Buchenwald by work, torture, beatings, or simply starvation and lack of hygiene, Thousands of inmates, especially Soviet POWs, were murdered in the infirmary by lethal injections, whereas others were the victim of medical experiments, especially many who were contaminated by the typhus bacillus (Buchenwald (Germany))”. Buchenwald’s population increased like many other camps. In July of 1937 there were 1,000 inmates in Buchenwald and went to 5,382 on September 1 and was at 8,634 by the end of September. In December the population had reached 37,319 and was at 63,084 by the end of December. By March 1945 the population was at

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