Nazi Death Marches During WWII, Hitler ordered for all Jews to be taken to work camps, where they were forced to work in with little to no food. Most of the time the Jews would be making stuff for the German army such as, tools or clothing. The Jews had to have a strong spirit, or they would perish. But, towards the end of the war American troops invaded Germany, finding the work camps. Afraid of the American troops finding the work camps; Hitler ordered all work camps to be evacuated to death camps deep in Germany.
The Nazis would choose whether they were capable of doing difficult outdoor work or if they should be sent to the gas chambers. 865,000 people did upon arrival, mainly due to gassing (Killing Centers). Thousands of people died from exhaustion from working since they were already weak from having no food (Byers 112). In 1941 Hitler came up with the final solution. He set up killing centers to quickly kill as many Jews as possible.
In his early 30’s, the Nazis began to force many Jewish families, along with the Radasky family, into the newly established ghettos. In the 1940s, the Nazis took away items of value and food from the Jews living in the ghettos. In 1941, Solomon’s mother and one of his sisters were killed for “lying” about having no valuables. Later, in April 1942, Solomon’s father died
More than 2,000 Jews from many countries would be transported to Sobibor. Once the Jews arrived, they were forced to write letters to their families to let them know that they had safely arrived at camp. The strongest would live and the weak would die. A survivor had said, “They mistreated us, they shot the old and the sick new arrivals who couldn't walk anymore”(The Sobibor Death Camp). The Jews that got to stay were carpenters, tailors, and shoemakers.
It got to be operational on May 20, 1940 and remained so until January 27, 1945, when the Soviets freed it. More than one million individuals were killed in the three camps, around 90 precent of them Jewish. "Sonderkommandos" was a unique unites contained Jewish detainees chose randomly upon landing in the camp. They were tasked with policing the bodies, clothing, and valuables to and from the gas chambers and crematoria, and however their employment was horrible, they were rewarded with more food and better working conditions. On the morning of October 7, the Sonderkommandos all of a sudden assaulted each and every SS protect in and around the gas loads and crematoria.
Finally, it’s lunch break. Till this day people are trying to study the hatred for Jews. Concentration camps were a death zone for Jews, the Jews were shot, gassed, illness, and still died from the horror in the camps. Then, they would hope for the invaders to come and save their souls. These camps were ment to eliminate all Jews existence.
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 the camps and the exhausting jobs. According to Auschwitz.org staff in their article “Life in the camps”, they indicate that for breakfast the prisoners were given one liter of unsweetened coffee, for lunch they were given a liter of soup and some bread; For supper the prisoners were given black bread and sausage. The nutrition in each camp depends on the camp prisoners get sent too.
He then explained that the job of the Sonderkommandos was to remove the corpses from the gas chambers. Seeing Jacob’s confused expression, he told him about the terrible truth about what was going on in Auschwitz. He also told Jacob that everyone who was sent to the left side when they arrived at the camp was immediately killed in the gas chambers. Letting this all sink in, he finally explained how the Nazis number one priority was to keep what happened at Auschwitz a secret from the outside world. Leszek did not wear the yellow triangle signifying being a Jew; instead, he wore a red
Jews were murdered and was sent to the concentration camps and gas chambers. Most of the concentration camps are located in Poland and Germany, and one famous camp is called the Auschwitz Birkenau Camp. Many prisoners were also sent to the gas chamber due to many crimes they’ve caused. Literally naked prisoners roaming around in the gas chamber with no food or water, are stuck in there forever. The prisoners were locked up in the gas chambers for them to die and others had to get used to their new daily routines in living in these concentration camps.
During the Holocaust, The Jews suffered severely because of the Germans. The Holocaust took place in Eastern Europe and Germany from January 30th, 1933 to May 8, 1945. Hitler’s German Nazi army evacuated Jews from their homes and relocated them in the ghetto or labor camps. One man, Oskar Schindler was able to save 1,200 Jews by employing them in factories where they were protected from Germans.
Prisoners in the Nazi labour camps were worked to death. They had a small amount of ration. The prisoners who couldn’t work were killed and many died as a result of forced labour in the camps. Later on after the invasion of Poland, Jews over the age of 12 who were living in the General Government were forced to work under forced labour. Then all non-Germans who were in the General Government were subject to forced labour in 1942.
On August 22, 1942, Inge and her parents were arrested and deported by German officers. They had to leave all of their possessions and move to a Czechoslovakian ghetto called Theresienstadt. Fortunately, the Auerbachers were allowed to stay together even through the terrible conditions and sanitation. Meanwhile, in the same town they were living, Germans began building gas chambers to exterminate all Jews living in Theresienstadt. On May 8 of 1945, all the Jews were freed including Inge and her family, by Soviet troops.
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.
They were assigned to pull laundry carts. Meyer witnessed a Nazi guard kill his brother by striking him with a wooden plank repeatedly. Meyer lied to the Nazi guards at Auschwitz and told them that he was a tailor and he was then moved to the clothing chamber. There he had access to all the jewelry and belongings that the Nazis confiscated from the prisoners. He took the jewelry with him on death marches to the Dachau camp, where he escaped into the forest until