Terezin Concentration Camp Essay

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The Terezin concentration camp was part of the holocaust. Holocaust is a word of Greek meaning "sacrifice by fire". The Germans and their associates killed around two out of every three Jews as part of the "final solution". The holocaust is mainly thought of the genocide of 6 million Jewish people during World War 2. Gypsies, physically disabled people and poles were also picked out for demolition for national reasons. From 1942 to 1945, Jews were deported to the camps from all over Europe, many homosexuals were killed also. Auschwitz,and Dachau were the two of the worst, historical concentration camps in Europe. The Terezin concentration camp, also known as Theresienstadt Ghetto, was created by the SS during World War II in the garrison city of Terezín, located in what is now the Czech Republic. The Theresienstadt existed for three and a half years, November 24, 1941 through May 9, 1945. Joseph the second named this village after his mother Maria Teresia, naming it Terezin.
From all the Jews who were taken to Terezin, 97,297 died and 15,000 children died. Only 132 of those children have survived. The Ghetto Concentration Camp Terezin held over 55,000 Jews. The families were brought in large numbers to Terezin. The Red Cross was only able to visit Terezin once.
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Large groups of people were transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, in late 1942. There, many were sent directly to the gas chambers while the younger prisoners who still could work, were temporarily given work. Terezin families were in some occasion kept together at Birkenau, in family camps, until they died. As the home or the place of death, some of the most prominent Czech, Austrian, and German artists, writers, scientists, jurists, diplomats, musicians, and scholars lived
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