“Today, the word Auschwitz has become synonymous with terror, genocide, and The Holocaust.” (Auschwitz- Birkenau: History and Review). Auschwitz was the biggest and most disastrous camp in the Holocaust. The jews, and many other racial groups were sent to these concentration camps just for simply not being good enough for Hitler. Auschwitz had three death camps, and at each of them it was just as brutal as it sounds. Death had taken over these camps, and if these prisoners were not killed they just had the life taken out of them.
Genocide became a large issue. This was where one cultural group mass murdered another group for their beliefs or lifestyles. Eventually, Czars came to power and made advances to the region but ruled harshly. Russia was in the feudalism times, so Nobles and Kings ruled over Serfs, who were essentially peasants on the land. They worked in harsh working conditions and had no education.
The lifestyle they experienced was inhuman and very difficult to even find a way to keep yourself alive many of these marches had a 50% death rate, according to “Encyclopedia Judaica” . During the marches, if you began to fall behind the SS soldiers had strict orders to club you, or shoot you. The soldiers mad them run the whole time as fast as they could. If you tripped or fell you would risk getting trampled to death by the other inmates who were running. “Night,” by Elie Wiesel states, “The SS made us increase our pace... Why not?
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.
One specific experience the victims of the Holocaust went through were the Concentration camps that the Germans forcefully took them too. Their daily lives in the camps were remarkably cruel and harsh. (Courtney) A couple reasons that the concentration camps were so bad was because the terrible nutrition in
During Stalins reign (1879-1953) the citizens of Russia were subjected to insane poverty, hunger and distress. They had a constant threat of getting thrown into the Gulag if they spoke against Stalins way. During our discussion a very good point was
As mentioned frequently throughout The Book Thief, humans can be utterly terrible creatures. One particular case of this side of the human race can be seen in the Genocide of Ukraine, which was also called the Holodomor, meaning "death by hunger". About a quarter of the entire Ukrainian population perished as a direct result of this, which took place from 1932-1933. The average rate of death in Ukraine was 25,000 per day, which altogether added to a total of over 10,000,000 victims. Who is to blame for this persecution of the Ukrainian people?
“In Auschwitz Birkenau, more than 1.1 million Jews, 70,000 Poles, 25,000 Sinti, some 15,000 prisoners of war from the USSR and other countries were murdered.” The prisoners were exploited for labor. They called it “extermination by labor”. The prisoners received so little food if any and the work that had to be done was so physically exhausting, that people were not able to last for long. “Arbeit Macht Frei” – work makes you free was the slogan of labor camps. To some extent it may be believed that death was freedom for the
In these camps they were worked to the bone so many died to that, malnourishment, beatings, execution by gun or hanging, disease, and by being gassed. The gassings would be carried out in gas chambers. At the arrival of these camps the elderly and the babies would be burned due to them being weak. There would also be “selections” in which the prisoners would be lined up and tested to see if they still were strong and healthy, so the weak would then be killed.The first of these camps were built after Hitler became chancellor in 1933. In these camps the conditions were brutal with the victims getting skinnier and skinnier with each day that passed, some of the victims would be used for medical experiments, the weak and elderly would be killed, and the living conditions were terrible in the cabins with disease being spread fast due to the prisoners being
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. Death marches were ruthless evacuations that were held for the benefit of the Nazis. The prisoners of the camps walked for weeks at a time in harsh conditions and were often treated cruelly by the SS guards, the personal guards and police of the Nazi party, who conducted these marches. Marches were held for a long time, almost to the end of the war. The prisoners