They held the highest population in all and every camp. In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”.They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
As soon as they arrived, they underwent processing to determine whether or not they were fit for forced labor. If they were deemed unfit, they were immediately sent to the gas chambers for execution. To deceive the victims, the gas chambers were disguised as shower installations. In early October of 1944, hundreds of prisoners that were scheduled for execution rebelled, which resulted in the death of three guards and destroying a crematorium and gas chamber. The Germans quickly got a hold of the situation by killing almost all of prisoners involved in the revolt and hung the Jewish women who smuggled in the explosives used to destroy the crematorium and gas chamber.
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.
The paradox of being half ugly is shown all throughout Hitler 's actions. In WWII the entire Jewish population was the target for Hitler and his Nazis party. This led to millions of jews being persecuted and killed. One example of the ugliness of the war would be the discrimination and the hatred of other races. While in power Hitler created concentration camps to contain Jews and people not of German background.
On September 1, 1941 Hitler ordered all of the Jews to wear a yellow star. If they removed it and were caught they were imprisoned and taken to labor camps or shot on the spot. Catchers searched for hidden Jews everywhere. If Catchers found them they would be taxed large amounts of money. Jews didn’t have much money already especially since they had taken over their businesses and workplaces, so being taxed was not good for them.
The Nazis attempted to identify and contain all the Jews so that eventually, they could be moved to gas chambers. They used the euphemism “the final aim” to conceal their intention to exterminate the Jewish race from Europe (Byers 63). Additionally, Members of the Nazi party used the forced migration of the Jews to rob them of many of their belongings. Jewish families had their houses, money, clothing, artwork, jewelry and furniture taken in the chaos (Byers 65). On September 21st, 1939, Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich made an announcement that would change the lives of millions of Jews.
First, the Jews were selected for concentration camps and then killed for their religion. "Today I have nothing but dismal and depressing news to report. Our many Jewish friends and acquaintances are being taken away in droves." (Paragraph 4, Anne Frank). The soldiers of Hitler found as many of the Jews as they could to kill, because of their religion.
During the Holocaust millions of people were killed by the Nazis because they were not the ideal race. The Nuremberg Trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany. The judges of the trials were from Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the United States, and France. These trials were held to bring justice to all the lives lost during World War two. After the Holocaust, the Nuremberg Trials were held to bring justice to Nazi officials, Industrialists, but failed to punish those who escaped.
The Natiz thought they were helping the Jews to make a sacrifice by killing all the Jews because they thought it wasn 't right to be a Jewish person. That’s another meaning of the word Holocaust. They use to check their eye color, hair and skin to make sure they did “this sacrifice”. In Bettelheim’s essay and Elie’s book gave the real meaning of the word Holocaust. It all had to do with killing because of their religious beliefs and how killed with fire.
Jack Serra Mrs. Breig English 9H 25 March 2017 The Atrocities of Life Inside a Concentration Camp On January 30th of 1933, the Chancellor and Fuhrer of Germany Adolf Hitler commenced mass genocide against the Jewish people. Following WWI, Hitler aimed to eradicate the Jews from Germany. Jewish people were herded into large concentration camps run by Hitler’s Army known as the Nazis. These concentration camps were basically death camps. Living in a concentration camp was one of the worst things one could imagine, for it wasn’t really living at all, but merely existing.