Auschwitz I was the original concentration camp. Auschwitz II, Birkenau, was a combination of a concentration camp and an extermination camp. Auschwitz III, Monowitz, was a labor camp to staff an IG Farben factory. Auschwitz I was originally created to hold Polish political prisoners who started arriving in May 1940. The first extermination took place in September 1941.
Over the years, The Auschwitz Concentration camp has become synonymous with death, inhumanity, and evil. This particular camp was the largest mass murder site in human history. The camp claimed victims of all ethnicities, but Jews were the main group that the Nazis were trying to eradicate. Out of the many concentration camps set up by the regime, Auschwitz was the most lethal one of them all. Millions of people that the Nazis considered to be imperfect were brutally killed in this camp.
The camps were scary, you never what was gonna happen and when. Especially since the Nazis would lie to the people. An example is when they told the Jews, they were going to take a shower instead they would be sent to the gas chambers (Yeatts 14). In the concentration camps the Jewish people would be
Some of the prisoners were taken to the Baltic sea and were shot down by SS guards. Others were put on death marches going to Launberg in Eastern Germany. Buchenwald Death March On April 7, 1945, 30,00 prisoners were evacuated on a death march going deep into Germany, no set destination. On April 11 the remaining prisoners alive took control of the camp by using rocks and there numbers to over throw the German guards. American forces came the same day of the revolt.
The Holocaust occurred in Europe in the early 1940’s (Altman 1). Constructed by Adolf Hitler, Germany’s first and only Führer, the Holocaust is a horrible event (Introduction). Jewish people were treated in cruel and brutal ways. Over six million died in concentration camps, ghettos, or death marches (Rice 11). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors.
The Jews began to be moved to ghettos after Reinhard Heydrich gave the ghetto order (Altman The Holocaust Ghettos 11). On October 8, 1939, the first ghetto was established. The ghetto was named Piotrkow and was in Poland. This was the first time during the Holocaust that Jews were sent to ghettos (Altman The Holocaust Ghettos 17). In the ghettos, living conditions were very harsh.
Unsafe and unhealthy conditions for anyone to live in but they were forced there against will. The concentration camps are something people are always going to remember in the future. During the Holocaust there were three main camps, Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II Birkenau, and Auschwitz III Monowitz. These camps were very complex. Included in these camps were, labor camps, extermination camps and a concentration camp.
An estimated 83,000 Jews and minorities died in the ghetto, mainly due to sickness and starvation. In January 1943, after a few years into the ghetto’s existence, many Jewish men decided to fight back against the S.S. so they wouldn't be deported to Treblinka killing center. They were able to drive the S.S. out of the ghetto and take control for a few weeks until an entire S.S. army came to crush them once and for all
13,952. That is the unbelievable amount of people who were killed in the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. Naturally, people were shocked when the Bosnian-Serbs began an unprecedented attack on the city of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a result of starting an ethnic cleansing of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims, who are part of the monotheistic religion, Islam). Zlata Filipović, author of Zlata’s Diary, was a young girl unfortunately residing in Sarajevo on April 6, 1992, when the siege of Sarajevo began. As a consequence of the war, Zlata was stuck there for two years, and during that period, she lost countless numbers of friends and family.
The Allied forces consisting of the Soviet Union or Red Army and then America and Britain. The Red Army liberated the concentration camps by the names of Majdanek and Auschwitz. Majdanek was liberated July 23rd, 1944 and Auschwitz was liberated January 27th, 1945. Auschwitz consists of three main parts, the actual concentration camp, the extermination camp and the slave labor camp. When liberating Auschwitz the Red army described the people as living “skeletons”.