The Dehumanization Of Auschwitz During The Holocaust

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Auschwitz Research Paper “It is estimated that at minimum 1.3 million people were deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945; of these, at least 1.1 million were murdered” (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 1). Auschwitz was one of the worst known camps in the Holocaust, even the simple mention of it would bring up the worst of emotions. Auschwitz was the biggest camp and had the most gas chambers and crematoriums. The camp was made to inflict immense physical and mental pain to the Jews. Auschwitz was the worst camp because it dehumanized the prisoners, it made the slaves do very hard labor, and it had the biggest impact on the Jewish people, even after the liberation. What is this?I all first hand accounts of Auschwitz, one thing stands…show more content…
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…show more content…
Auschwitz was the worst out of all twenty thousand camps built by Germany because it dehumanized the prisoners to a point where they lived like animals, it forced the prisoners to do very hard labor, and it had the biggest impact on the Jewish people, even after the camp was liberated. Auschwitz was a horrible camp and it stands today as a reminder that racism and hate can lead to many deaths and the downfall of
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