In the camps more than one million people died during World War II, other sources say 1.1 million died in Auschwitz. There are many reasons of death caused by the Nazis in Auschwitz such as in the gas chambers, the Nazis use Zyklon-B as a way to murder the Non-Aryans, once they were murdered they were put into a crematorium which was used to burn the bodies. If the Jews or Non-Aryans disrespected or did not follow the Nazi’s commands they were either shot or hanged if the non-Aryans were not fed enough they either starved to death or got sick and died. One source said 2.1 to 2.5 million Non-Aryans died in the gas chambers. On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army entered Krakow and liberated the Auschwitz Death Camps.
The Holocaust occurred in Europe in the early 1940’s (Altman 1). Constructed by Adolf Hitler, Germany’s first and only Führer, the Holocaust is a horrible event (Introduction). Jewish people were treated in cruel and brutal ways. Over six million died in concentration camps, ghettos, or death marches (Rice 11). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors.
Hitler’s and Himmler’s first checkpoint was to separate all Jews and minorities from the “master race” Aryan people (Allen 37). The Nazis held the Jews in ghettos until they could figure out what to do with them early in the war. Later after the “Final Solution” was approved, they were primarily held in ghettos until they could be shipped to camps to die (Allen 37). Many ghettos were made in major German and Polish cities. The biggest ghetto to be built during the war was the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland.
The Holocaust In the late 1930’s Adolf Hitler had decided that the world would be better off if there were no Jewish people. All Jewish kids were kicked out of all Activities and school. The Gestapo Police were policemen that only followed Hitler 's orders, they were ordered by Hitler to imprison or kill all unwanted people, such as blacks, Polish, disabled, and homosexuals. (Mackay 6) The Holocaust was a murder of 6 million Jewish people. That was over 40% of the world 's Jewish population.
One of the largest death camps in Germany, Auschwitz, was a result of the Wannsee Conference. This camp was known for the gas chambers that killed 6 thousand Jews a day (The Holocaust Notes, pg 4&7). 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).
The Holocaust is the murder of six million Jews and other people like the Roma, homosexuals, political enemies, disabled, and some Slavic people. The Holocaust started in January 1933, after Germany was taken over by the Nazis. By 1945, two out of every three Jews were killed because of the “Final Solution,” a plan to exterminate all Jews (Byers 122). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. In the summer of 1941, Jews were moved into ghettos (Byers 32).
The Holocaust is the murdering of 6 million Jews and 5 million non-Jews. “Holocaust“ in Greek means to “sacrifice by fire,” which the Nazis did in Crematories inside the camps. The Nazis targeted many people other than just the Jews. The main groups of people targeted by the Nazis were the Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, Slavic people, such as Poles and Russians, communists, socialists, Jehovah’s Witness, and homosexuals (Introduction). The Nazis were taking over all of Europe, but they never invade past the borders of Europe.
From 1940 to end on Jews were systematically move to the death camps specifically built to exterminate the Jews. Schindler’s List displays this by showing how the Jews were sent to forced labour camps such as the Plaszow. When they arrived to these labour and concentration camps, they were separated by gender as told “men to the left, women to the right”, this separated families causing more effective discomfort to the Jews. In the labour camps, many Jews were shot often resulting in death because they were not working to the satisfaction of the Nazis or SS officers who were in charge of that labour camp. If any Jews were seen as unhealthy they were sent to death camps.
Several hundred Jews had been prisoners in Gross Rosen between 1940 and 1943.The first of January,1945 the Gross Rosen camp had 76,728 prisoners. About nine thousand survived in 13 of the 20 subcamps. The Nazis began evacuating Gross Rosen on the very end of 1944.The satellite camps were liberated by the Red Army on the 8 and 9 of May 1945, with large number of survivors. Food caused the death of many prisoners. The Jews were registered and given new prisoner numbers.
The Holocaust was a horrific tragedy which started in January of 1933 and ended in May of 1945, the Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of people. The word was derived from the Greek word that meant Sacrifice to the Gods (Steele 7), also called the Shoan which is the Hebrew word for catastrophe (Steele 7). So many countries took place in this 12-year genocide, including, “Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria, which were also known as the Axis Powers” (Steele 34). But, although there were all those countries they were all part of one larger group called the Nazis, were the ones who were killing all the different denominations of people. (Bachrach 58).
The death camps were places where the detainees would be taken into chambers where toxic gas would be released and the prisoners would just drop dead. The “Final Solution” was one of the key elements that the Nazi Society believed in. Though at the beginning of the Nazi occupation of Europe work camps were the places where the prisoners were forced to work long grueling hours, later in the occupation they started to use death camps to help them in the “Final Solution”. According to the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Millions of people were imprisoned and abused in the various types of Nazi camps. Under SS management, the Germans and their collaborators murdered more than three million Jews in the killing centers alone.
Even though Hitler was gone, there were still many anti-Semitic people living in Europe. Therefore, special camps were established for Jews to keep them safe from any danger that might still be out there. In conclusion, the Holocaust left millions of people dead. Two out of every three Jews were killed during this horrible time because Adolf Hitler blamed them for all the economic problems in Germany. Only blonde haired, blue eyed people were seen as superior.
Many were also shot and killed as they entered the camps based on their strength and how fit they looked. Germans looked for strong men who could last a long time doing hard work. As the prisoners would travel from camp to camp on carts, many would end up dead from either starvation, body temperature, or both. The Germans would leave the dead bodies lying around for days upon days eventually they were picked up and put into the oven to burn. Many people living in the camps not only saw death everywhere they also could smell death in the air from all the ashes and smoke coming from the ovens.
Concentration camps were created by Hitler over 20,000 camps were made. The Nazis though that the jews didn 't care and were too powerful and that’s why they lost WW1. Approximately 100,000 jews died during the death marches. The first mass gassing of Jews took place in the chelmno extermination camps 5,000 convicted Nazi war criminals were executed and 10,000
It took from 10 to 20 minutes for Zyklon B to kill a room full of people; about one million people were killed in gas chambers (Bartel 24). Zyklon B gassings were an effective way for massive killings in no time. By the fact that it took little effort to kill hundreds of people in less than half an hour shows the deadly menace of Zyklon B. As reported by Gale Student Resources, prisoners were separated. Those who were fit to work were sent to Labor Camps; those who did not met the qualifications to work, they were transferred into Relocation Camps.