The first concentration camps were set up as detention centres to stop any who opposed the Nazis. “The first concentration camps were made to detain people without trial, usually under harsh conditions.” (www.theholocaustexplained.org) The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside. It was sad to be taken to a concentration camp because it meant that it was the end of your life.
The Nazis were known for doing many things to Jews and others and they had their reasons. Their was many purposes for the things they did. The Nazis tried to defy the laws of human nature. They experiment on the Jews. They also tortured Jews just for the enjoyment. But they also tortured them trying to dehumanize the Jews making them feel useless. In “Night” by Elie Wiesel, there was many examples of the Nazis dehumanized the Jews.
In a time of suffering many prisoners sent to the camp of Auschwitz many ways killed in different ways. Prisoners would also occasionally be tossed in the crematorium ovens while they were still alive. This horrible act of suffering traumatized many of the prisoners. Even Though this was only one of the many ways the Nazi's killed the innocent prisoners this really shows how much the prisoners suffered while in the camp of Auschwitz. On September 0f 1941 the first gas chamber was built. Gas chambers were built to trick the prisoners by thinking it was a shower so the prisoners would die
The Holocaust is known as the biggest genocide in history. The German Nazi killed about 6 million European Jews along with other persecuted groups like the gypsies and homosexuals. In schools everywhere they teach about the stories of survivors and those who vanquished in the Holocaust, but is it safe to say we have learned from Germany’s mass execution against the Jews? All around the world men and women are being victimized and discriminated by their background, their ethnicity and even by the color of their skin. The holocaust was not just a movement to mass execute the Jewish race; there were reasons behind this tragic event. Hitler, the Nazi leader, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and the Jews were “inferior”, therefore they should be eliminated. Does this not happen today? Stereotypes, racism, prejudice and discrimination keep us from evolving and living at peace with each other.
To conclude, concentration camps did horrible thing to people just because Hitler did see them as "desirable", Hitler thought that we should live in a world without Jews. So he sent them to concentration camps. They lived in harsh conditions. They went through harsh labor that killed most of the people. Some people decided to take a stand, but got punished harshly for those actions. They weren 't treated well for these reasons. More than nine million of the Jewish population died in the
The Holocaust was many years full of torture to innocent people. Dehumanization, neglect and the ovens were not the right solution to Hitler's plan. The people who lived through these harsh years are scarred for life. Hope filled their minds while they all prayed to God to leave Auschwitz some day. The time went further and every day felt longer. Death happened through
The Concentration Camps were made because Hitler hated the jews and wanted to kill all and they were kind of brainwashing them to tell them it is a wonderful place to live. When they were making the camps the Nazis would go around just shooting people for no reason. So Hitler and the Nazis captured the majority of the Jews and put them into these camps saying they should be here and that they deserve to died and it is all their fault. So when they took power in 1933 over Germany, they were killing more and more Jews as they could by now no one was safe, I bet a lot of people were trying to move away so they didn 't have to go to the camps. There wasn’t just Jews there at the camps there was also Americans there too. Hitler basically made the camps to torture people and to kill them too. That was probably his idea of fun on his way.
More than three million Jews were killed in concentration camps during World War Two. The concentration camps were extremely brutal and people who experienced them were treated like animals. When Jewish people were thrown into concentration camps, not only had they been stripped of their basic rights, but they had been stripped of their lives as well. Everyday they would witness fellow jews dying or being killed. Anyone who ever lived in a concentration camp knew that they could have died any day. They knew that they no longer had control over their lives. Living in a place like that changed people drastically. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses characterization, imagery, and symbolism to show how awful his time in the concentration camps was and how it contributed to his loss of faith.
The Holocaust was the mass genocide of mainly Jewish people and the “undesirables”. The jewish people were dehumanized by the Nazis. All of the people that were persecuted in the mass genocide were either placed into death camps, work camps, or the ghetto when waiting to get to a death camp or work camp.
More than 1.1 million prisoners died in the Auschwitz concentration camp. That’s nearly 700,000 more people dead than deaths caused by guns yearly. There were many punishments for the prisoners. The punishment of the Auschwitz prisoners had been so cruel and the living conditions were unbelievable. There were many different types of ethnicities in this concentration camp. Life for these prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp had been incredibly scary and horrific.
The first concentration camp in the Nazi system, Dachau, opened in March, 1933. By the end of World War II, the Nazis gave a huge system of more than 40,000 camps that stretched across Europe from the French-Spanish border into the conquered Soviet territories, and as far south as Greece and North Africa. The largest number of prisoners were Jews, but people were arrested and locked in prison for a variety of reasons, including family, cultural characteristics and political association. Prisoners were subjected to unbelievable terrors from the moment they arrived in the camps it was a terrible existence that involved a struggle for survival against a system designed to destroy them.
The Jews were moved to the concentration camps over a span 12 years. That 12-year time span was 1933 through 1945(Steele 6). The first concentration camp was Dachau. Dachau was built in 1933. The majority of camps were built at the Nazis climax, which was 1939(Strahinich 32). The Jews did not really start being placed in concentration camps until 1934. The reason for this is because that is when the SS got its independence from the SA, which meant the SS could do more of what the Nazis asked them to do(CONCENTRATION).
Nazis came to rise after Adolf Hitler took control of Germany in early 1933. They started to invade other countries around them and succeeded in occupying almost all of Europe. Many people didn’t agree with the methods the Nazis used and therefore, started to rebel. To stop these rebels or the so-called “enemies of the state”, Nazis had started to construct concentration camps. According to The Holocaust Explained, “In Nazi Germany after 1933, and across Nazi controlled Europe, between 1938 and 1945, concentration camps became a major way in which Nazi imposed their control (Holocaust Explained, 1)”. The first concentration camps were set up for Polish prisoners and officials. The camps were labor camps where the detained would be forced to do grueling work with harsh, long hours. The first camps also housed many misfits including gypsies, roma and transgender people who the Nazi saw as weak, and intolerable. After the occupation of Poland in late 1939 the Nazi started capturing the Jews and putting them into the camps where they started to talk about the “Final Solution” or the end of all the Jews, and possibly of the whole world. The Nazi tried to hide this plan as much as possible, to not seem cruel when they actually were. Overall, Nazi built the concentration camps to detain the ‘enemies of the state’ and to persecute the
What was Bergen-Belsen? What was it used for? Was it called other names? How many people were killed in Bergen-Belsen? Were there any well-known, famous people that died in Bergen-Belsen? Bergen-Belsen was one of the worst concentration camps there were during Hitler’s terrible reign over Germany and Europe. He produced these concentration camps, and they were designed to make Jews suffer. There were many concentration camps during this reign, but Bergen-Belsen was one of the worst.
According to Teresa Świebockas findings, “In 1933 alone, about fifty concentration camps were established in Germany.”(Świebocka). Concentration camps were not much different than labor camps other than that they were mostly used as a type of prison. Prisoners in concentration camps were usually just there to await their death. In some of these camps, prisoners were forced to do work. The conditions of concentration camps made them stand out more than the others. Each barrack, which is where the prisoners slept, was supposed to hold about 40 prisoners, but ended up usually housing over 700. In most barracks, there were about 3 people per bed (Wiesel). They were made completely out of wood and prisoners didn’t have any mattresses, mostly a thin blanket or towel and sometimes they didn't have anything. There were big gaps in between the ground and the walls and there were only 2 stoves in each barrack, but the fuel was not provided. Because of this, it would get incredibly cold and many people died because of the harsh weather. The bathrooms were just holes in the ground with no way of a draining system which was not sanitary at all. Disease spread very quickly because of the horrible conditions and so many people died from