Everyone who has learned about World War II should know about the Holocaust. The Holocaust was during the same period of World War II. “What is it called the Holocaust?” you may ask. The Holocaust originates from the Greek language and means “completely burnt offering to God.” How does this relate to the Holocaust where almost 8 million Jewish people died? In this essay, you will be informed about the main leader of the Nazis, why saying that Hitler only captured Jews is historically inaccurate, concentration camp treatment, and five atrocious experiments done by the Nazi soldiers to innocent prisoners.
During World War II, multiple tragedies occurred, such as the medical experiment that Jews and other cultures witnessed. The holocaust is truly an insult to humanity. (remember.org) Freezing, Burning, Injections, Surgeries, are just some of the many experiments that took place. This concept was definitely hard to believe that something like that would actually happen.
This is only the beginning of the dangerous experiments, that they did on some of the prisoners. The second category was focused on testing and developing medicines to help treat injuries that german soldiers receive while in the field. These experiments were
In the book, Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account, by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli he tells us his story of his time in Auschwitz. In May of 1944 the author, a Hungarian Jewish physician, was deported with his wife and daughter by cattle car to the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. Dr. Nyiszli is a Jewish survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp which is located in Poland. Dr. Nyiszli eventually got separated from his wife and daughter, and volunteered to work under the supervision of Josef Mengele, the head doctor in the concentration camp. It was under his supervision that Dr. Nyiszli witnessed many innocent people die. Dr. Nyiszli did anything possible to survive and his main reason of survival was so he could tell the world what happened at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
On April 11, 1945, Harry J. Herder Jr. and his company discovered one of the many secret horrors of World War II that dotted the European landscape; the Buchenwald concentration camp. The battle hardened man who had seen his fair share of death and human suffering surveyed the camp with a sinking feeling of dread in the pit of his stomach. Before his eyes lay human beings so starved they could not pick themselves up off of their bunks, children who had never seen the outside of the camp fence, partially clothed bodies and shaved heads. Shocked and disgusted, Harry J. Herder Jr. and two of his comrades then took a deeper tour of the camp. Eerie, and abandoned by the German soldiers lay the “medical rooms” with human organs floating in jars of liquid and the gallows where unruly prisoners were hung.
Mengele associated himself with the Catholic religion (Weber 111). All who knew Mengele described him as highly intelligent and full of great ambition (Jewish Virtural Library). Mengele went on in 1935 to earn his Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Munich. After earning his degree Mengele became the assistant to Dr. Otmar Von Verschuer in January of 1937. Dr. Verschuer was highly known for his work with twins, and this is where Mengele found his fascination for twins.
The Years of 1935-1945 were among the most disturbing from the Jewish point of view. The Jews were treated as animals and thrown into camps surrounded by barbed wire. They were barely fed and forced to work all day long until evening without breaks. Many of the prisoners in these camps died of dysentery, starvation, or hypothermia. Upon entrance to the camp, the prisoners were given medical exams and the weak were immediately sent to their deaths, many weren’t lucky enough to even get a burial as shown here.
Eugenics and Concentration Camps Most people have a common knowledge on the holocaust, and about the horrible things that happened with it, but to what extent? Therefore, I will be typing this paper about Hitler; his beliefs and intentions on the concentration camps. I will also be typing about the concentration camps, how they formed, the way people were treated, how the people got there, and how eugenics was used in the concentration camps and in other countries too. Concentration camps did not start out as a location where the Jews were tricked and or forced to enter. But instead, concentration camps started out as a location Germans were sent to when they oppose fascism that Hitler was trying to make Germany become instead of a Republic
The topic of the holocaust is what I am interested in for my research assignment. More specifically, I want to focus on the social aspect and the life of those inside the concentration camps. I want to learn about how life changed throughout the peoples time there rather than how they got there exactly. A tentative question I wish to answer would be along the lines of: “how did the survivors of the holocaust, whom lived in the concentration camps, actually survive?” I believe most people, including myself, have a general understanding that life in a concentration camp was horrible, so there must have been something that gave some people the will, hope, or luck to survive and I hope to find out what it was.
This article talks about how researchers began to document about all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and the killing factories of the Nazis throughout Europe that has shocked scholars about the history of the Holocaust. During the reign of Hitler’s brutality from 1933 to 1945 researchers have cataloged 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany. The documented camps included “killing centers” and thousands of forced labor camps. In the forced labored camps, prisoners manufactured war supplies, prisoner-of-war camps, and sites named “care” centers, where pregnant woman were forced to have abortions or their babies were killed after birth. Women were
After waiting in line to be evaluated by “doctors,” Jews were separated in different groups, most of which were sent to the “showers” that were actually gas chambers and got carbon monoxide poisoning. The others who weren't killed immediately worked at the camp and either starved to death or were later purged. By the end of World War 2, about 6 million Jews were murdered in concentration camps (Textbook, pg 503-504). Elie Wiesel, a survivor of Auschwitz, reflected, “Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust” (Textbook, pg 505). Still to this day, Wiesel is traumatized by the grim experiences that took place in the Auschwitz death camp.
Jews were moved to the camps to either work or be killed (Veil 113). The Nazis also wanted to keep the children, but only twins because the Nazi scientist wanted to experiment on them (Veil 115). The Nazis had a plan called the System of Death where they told all the Jews that they were going to take showers and clean off and the Nazis took them to a medium sized room where they all stripped down getting ready for showers. The Nazis would then put some Zyklon B pellets into the chamber where it reacted with the oxygen in the air and turned into chlorine gas and all the Jews were dead in minutes. They then would force some other Jews to carry the bodies to the crematorium where the bodies would be
The Holocaust was the mass murder of Jews, Gypsies, and the mentally or physically disabled (Introduction). The word Holocaust means burning of animals as a human sacrifice (Steele 6). In the process of the Holocaust, more than 35 million people died (Strahinich 76). The Holocaust took place mostly in Europe and Poland, where the Jewish population was three million plus (Introduction). Prime locations for the camps were on good working railroads with ghettos nearby (Strahinich 39). There were two groups involved in the Holocaust they were the Allies, which consisted of the United States, France, Soviet Union, and Britain and the other group was the Axis Powers which consisted of Germany, Japan, and Italy (World). The Holocaust is a time in
Unspoken Victims of The Holocaust Of the countless victims of Adolf Hitler’s brutal genocide none were persecuted more than the Jews, however, among the large death toll many others were mercilessly punished for their race, beliefs, or occupation. A major target for Hitler’s “Final Solution” was the mentally and physically disabled. In their article on the mentally and physically handicapped the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum wrote “The Law for the Prevention of Progeny with Hereditary Diseases, proclaimed July 14, 1933, forced the sterilization of all persons who suffered from diseases considered hereditary, such as mental illness (schizophrenia and manic depression), retardation (congenital feeble-mindedness), physical deformity,
During their time at Auschwitz, Eva and Miriam were put through many extremely harsh surgeries and experiments. Josef Mengele did many medical experiments at Auschwitz using twins. He did experiments without using anesthesia, and performed transfusions of blood to one twin to another. Mengele would also make injections with lethal germs, do sex change operations, and even removed organs and limbs of some helpless twins. The children that were as old as five and six years were usually murdered after the experiment was over.