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
The totalitarianism traits of persecution and ideology also led to the atrocity of liquidation of the Jewish ghettos by the German Nazis. Between 1935 and 1942, Hitler and the Nazis wanted to eliminate parties other than the their own Nazi party. This objective set by Hitler and the Nazis is an example of ideology, goals set to help or improve the state or government. Likewise, the craving to dispose of the Jews and only the Jews is an example of persecution, blaming one 's ethnic group, religion or political viewpoint for things that go wrong to in order to solidify the government. Hitler and the Nazis had a very strong hatred toward the Jewish community in Europe and wanted them completely eliminated.
Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
Many people were sick and underfed (Warsaw). Illness was also a constant looming threat because partly of the food, and that the ghettos were always damp and wet (Allen 38). Many Jewish organizations around the world tried to help ghettos in Germany and Poland, but the help wasn’t enough (Warsaw). Arguably the worst and definitely the biggest ghetto during the war was Warsaw Ghetto. An estimated 83,000 Jews and minorities died in the ghetto, mainly due to sickness and starvation.
We never really understood why the Jews specifically.Was it only Adolf Hitler’s fought or maybe there were more people behind these horrible crimes. Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. His strong beliefs about Jewish people resulted in millions of deaths of them. Not only Hitler, but as with many other Germans, believed that they were betrayed by the Jews. In addition they were blamed for economic crisis that Germany was suffering through as well as their defeat in World War I. Hitler believed
For example, the red triangle identified political prisoners, pink triangle identified the homosexuals, green triangle identified the criminals, blue triangle identified the foreign prisoners, etc. Approximately 100.000 (Jewish Virtual Library) prisoners died of starvation, disease, forced labor, maltreatment or systematic execution by the SS guards in the area of the execution trench. Many prisoners were also selected for the now infamous Nazi medical experimentations which took place in the infirmary barracks of the camp. When the Soviets reached the Oder River, the commandant of Sachsenhausen ordered the immediate evacuation of the camp. Thousands of prisoners died on the forced "death march" as a result of the freezing weather, weak health and starvation.
Walking through the gates of hell, the vibe of death hung heavy in the air like the curtains of smoke climbing from the factories of death. Auschwitz-Birkenau marked the final resting place of many Jews during the Holocaust. The heavy Iron Gate above the main entrance gave a false promise of exchanging work for freedom with the message “Work will set you free.” Opened in 1940, the ashes fell until 1945. With the Soviet Front approaching, the Nazi’s ordered the camp to be abandoned. More than one million Jews walked through those gates, never to be seen again.
The Holocaust was a tragic event that took place from 1941 to around 1945. Adolf Hitler was behind the movement of persecution of the Jewish race. More than six million Jews were murdered in this awful event. The place where these tragic events took place were Concentration Camps. Unsafe and unhealthy conditions for anyone to live in but they were forced there against will.
The conditions in camps were inhumane. Women, children, the elderly, and people who could not work were killed immediately. Millions of innocent people died, and very few people did survive. In Night, Elie Wiesel shows that the relationships between father and son change dramatically due to the inhumanity of death
Death marches are not your typical joyful march. It is a sinister word with a sinister meaning, and can still bring shivers to the bone to those who experienced it and had survived. The Holocaust was the persecution of Jews by the Nazis. The Nazis believed that Germans were superior in comparison to other races, especially Jews, and so they built concentration camps to imprison and kill the Jews, homosexuals and other “racial enemies” of the Germans. The Soviets and the Allies, who were the liberators of the prisoners and the enemies of the Nazis, advanced to Germany and started liberating concentration camps, which drove Nazis to evacuate the prisoners.