Thousands of prisoners died on the forced "death march" as a result of the freezing weather, weak health and starvation. Around 3,000 sick prisoners who had been left behind in the camp, among them doctors and medical assistants, were liberated by Soviet and Polish troops on 22nd and 23rd April 1945. (Sachsenhausen memorial and museum site) 3.3 Soviet Special Camp
Death Marches In the hard life of jews during the holocaust, they had no choice but were forced to go through death marches and other intense journeys. A death march was an evacuation of a large amount of inmates that had been in concentrations camps, they were give the term “death marches” by the inmates themselves. Most of these marches had occurred during the winter of both 1944 and 1945. They would happen while winter pushed the allied forces closer to any camps. The germans moving them, was an attempt to cover up the crimes they had been committing and prevent any witnesses.
210,000 Poland, Roma, Soviet soldiers, and other nationalists were deported and 122,000 of those died (Auschwitz). The SS and police deported 1.3 million people but mainly Jews to Auschwitz and 1.1 million of them died (Auschwitz). On October 7, 1944, an Auschwitz rebellion happened because the Jews learned they were going to be murdered, in there attempt the Jews killed three guards and blew up some crematoriums but all in the rebellion were killed (Auschwitz). Jews being deported to Auschwitz was constant, Hungary deported 426,00 and Poland deported 300,000 Jews (Auschwitz). In Auschwitz camp one there was the biggest gas chamber and after the new discovery of Zyklon B gas, they were able to kill a lot more Jews faster
A week later, the minister of the interior interprets this to mean relations between "those of German or related blood" and Roma (Gypsies), blacks, or their offspring. By 1938 Jews in Germany were prohibited from working as doctors, lawyers, teachers and journalists. Nazi legislation also included a degree of racial segregation. Jews were banned from using public facilities such as libraries, parks and beaches; they could not enter residential or business areas. Jews could not claim lottery winnings, insurance payouts and state pensions.
The Nazis attempted to identify and contain all the Jews so that eventually, they could be moved to gas chambers. They used the euphemism “the final aim” to conceal their intention to exterminate the Jewish race from Europe (Byers 63). Additionally, Members of the Nazi party used the forced migration of the Jews to rob them of many of their belongings. Jewish families had their houses, money, clothing, artwork, jewelry and furniture taken in the chaos (Byers 65). On September 21st, 1939, Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich made an announcement that would change the lives of millions of Jews.
From seizing property and business, through sterilization, and finally to the most brutal measures - concentration camps - Nazi Germans not only killed Jewish people but stripped them off their dignity and humanity (USHMM). There was no distinction between men, women and children, or old and young people. Jews were brought to concentration camps where they were either selected for hard manual labour or were taken to the gas chambers, where they were killed by poisonous gasses. Those, who were chosen to work, usually had to work until they collapsed dead, so ultimately there was no option for escape. Only in Aushwitz, over 1 million jews found their death (USHMM).
“By the end of 1938, the regime was receiving requests from the families of newborn or very young children with severe deformities and brain damage for the grant of a “mercy killing”(“Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia”). Why were parents asking the Nazis to kill their own children? As a result, disabled Germans were subjected to starvation, sterilization, and ultimately mass murder based on the Nazi 's propaganda campaign and their belief that these individuals were inferior. The Nazi’s main goal of the Holocaust was to create a master race. In school curriculums and propaganda, they promoted the idea that the disabled German’s diseases were dangerous to future generations and therefore needed to be sterilized and murdered in order to create
Zlata’s Diary contained situations similar to this when her friend died in a park, when her bird died, and when her cousin died. In total, 13,952 people were killed during the siege of Sarajevo because of an act of racism, and that means that more than 13,952 people lost someone they
Hitler loathed the Jews so he detained them and eventually lynched them up. Over 6 million Jews died in the holocaust and hardly any lived. In this essay, it’s going to explain about how the concentration camps started and what it was like to live in one. Concentration camps opened in March 1933, They were first intended for interred political opponents such as communists, social democrats and others who have been convicted in a court of law. The Nazis founded their first concentration camp, Dachau, in the wake of Hitler's takeover of power in 1933.