The three different camp types in Auschwitz were, labor camp, extermination camp, and concentration camp. Although labor camps focused on labor the most, all three camps forced the Jews to work. The amount of labor that was forced upon the Jews was extremely high, and many Jews died due to the tiresome work. The Jews were needed by the Germans because the war required laborers to make the needed tools and to build new barracks for arriving prisoners. Jews were used by factory owners due to the cheap cost and the amount of workers laborers available. “A WVHA decree of March 31, 1942 established a minimum working day of eleven hours in all concentration camps. At Auschwitz, labor was one of the means used to destroy prisoners. They labored in various sectors of the economy”(Auschwitz-Birkenau:Living Conditions, Labor & Executions 1). The Jews in Auschwitz were forced to work 11 hours a day which would take away all the energy they got from their little rations of bread. Those who were unable to work all 11 hours were killed by German soldiers or died due to exhaustion. Unlike other camps which tried to take advantage of the free labor, Auschwitz was trying to break the Jews down and have them killed that way; The hard labor at Auschwitz made it one of the worst camps in the
Did you know that eleven million people died in the holocaust? Six million of those people were Jews. The Jews were captured and taken to concentration camps because the Nazis simply hated them. Concentration camps were made to kill off all of the Jews. They did this because they saw them as a problem to Germany. I am researching about concentration camps. The two things that I am writing about is why concentration camps were established, and what the Nazis did to the inmates in concentration camps.
In a repressive regime, many people cannot conclude whether it was the fault of the people or the fault of the ruler. Without taking the people into consideration, new rulers come into the government, knowing how they want things to go, regardless of how the people feel. Stalin used his power, and fear to be sure that they were going to do what he wanted. Although while Stalin was getting power, the people were not aware of what was going on. The people were at fault because they sat back and watched the events unfold.
Have you ever thought about what the Japanese population during world war ll felt like, or what they went through when they were forced into internment camps? Well back then or maybe even now people didn’t think about how horrible it would have been for all of those people in the camps, or they just didn’t care. No one should have to go through such an awful experience like that, it was wrong what the U.S. did.
Under the shadow of the great industrial powers of the west, the Soviet Union was forced to rush the process of industrialization in order to catch up with it’s advanced neighboring states. Japan was in a similar position during the 20th century, though Japan’s reaction to the pressure was much more successful than Soviet industrialization. Japan’s industrialization was more prosperous and smooth than Russia’s because of the differences in treatment of factory workers, and adaptations to the developed foreign trade market, which ultimately diminished the efficiency of Russian industrialization.
When I think of the Holocaust, I think of constant fear, horrible genocide of innocent people, and terrible living conditions. For twelve years, people were imprisoned for their faith, political views, or where their love lied. When learning about the terrible tragedy in middle school, I was under the impression that every person held prisoner in the concentration camps was treated the same, inhumane way. However, that assumption is completely false. While exploring the provided websites, I read things that I had already learned about the Holocaust in middle school. I also learned about the racial hierarchy among the prisoners that existed in concentration camps, which was a concept that I had never been introduced to before.
Post WWl, Russia was still not industrialized, suffering economically and politically and in no doubt in need of a leader after Lenin’s death. “His successor, Joseph Stalin, a ruthless dictator, seized power and turned Russia into a totalitarian state where the government controls all aspects of private and public life.” Stalin showed these traits by using methods of enforcement, state control of individuals and state control of society.
Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps and Joseph Stalin’s gulags have similar conditions and atmospheres. A gulag is a system of labor camps maintained in the former Soviet Union from 1930 to 1955. The definition of a concentration camp is a place where large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with in adequate facilities, sometimes to provide forced labor or to await mass execution. In concentration camps and gulags the detainees lived in heinous conditions. Detainees in gulags and concentration camps did hard core manual labor. The prisoners went through deplorable conditions such as extreme climates, hard physical labor, low food rations and unhygienic living conditions. “We were masters of nature, masters of the world. We had forgotten everything-death, fatigue, and our natural needs. Stronger than the cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die, condemned and wandering, mere numbers, we were the only men on earth.” (Wiesel, pg. 83) This quote explains the heinous conditions that Elie
Millions upon millions of innocent people have been killed due to unjust reasons. Across the world multiple groups of people have been executed, tortured, or arrested for reasons like racism, sexism, ageism, and hating against one's religion. Some of the mass executions and public scares went on for a couple months however others lasted years. Most of them lasted until someone did not agree with what executioners were doing. Some examples of mass executions and public scares were the Salem Witch Trials, The Holocaust, The Great Purge, and the after effect of the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
During the second World War there many camps establish throughout both the U.S and Europe; these camps where consisted on concentration camps and internment camps which were both made for the purpose of imprisoning or holding many people. We learned of the concentrations camps from the book; Night by Elie Wiesel. This story is a first person account of the life within the confines of a concentration camp from the eyes of Elie himself. Both concentration camps and internment camps were terrible, unethical places during the war, but the suffering caused by them was not enclosed to the camps themselves.
The living conditions were inhumane. There were wooden bunks three rows high and the width of a large bed. Three or more people slept in one “bed”. They could only sleep with one blanket, and because of this, many froze to death. In winter, it could get far below freezing at night. The Jews were also given a striped uniform which they had to wear indefinitely without washing it. They were fed small portions of watery soup and small pieces of bread. Within a week or so, the concentration camp inmates were nothing more than skin, bones, and a number tattooed into their forearm. Also, there was always the imminent fear of death. An SS officer could shoot any inmate without reason. Death was the norm in the concentration camp. Many people starved, died of illnesses, or were murdered by the Nazis. They didn't know if they would live to see the next
In 1945 jews and many others types of people were taken from their homes, apartments, and other places and were taken to concentration camps. concentration camps where they kept them to kill, torture, and just to make them feel horrible and even worse. Auschwitz was one of the most well known camp it was more of a death camp in was first opened in April of 1940. It was more that 3.5 miles long so it was pretty big.
The labor at Auschwitz was made to kill people slowly and painfully. Since so many people had to go to war, prisoners got stuck doing the labor, because it became short. The work included help building the camp, help clear war damage and road repairs. Some others worked in factories , and others had to take the dead bodies into the crematorium. SOme prisoners were beaten to death where others just died because they were worked to death. The working conditions were also unsanitary because the factories were dirty and they worked in any weather conditions. The main idea of Auschwitz was to kill all the jews and they did anything to make that
Shukhov reveals how he survives the day in and day out in the gulag. In One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Shukhov is in the gulags for being wrongfully convicted of treason. He must deal with the destruction of humanity, created a ritualization for eating, and most important, he treats time as a valuable possession.