In 1937 hundreds of thousands of people were brought into the notorious Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald, where thousands of families were torn apart. Buchenwald was one of the many Nazi concentration camps where Jews and others were brought to work and die. The camp was run by KarlOtto Koch, who ran the camp from 1937 to July of 1941. The next commandant was his second wife, Ilse Koch, who became notorious as Die Hexe von Buchenwald, which meant “The witch of Buchenwald” for her cruelty and brutality (Karl Otto Koch). Buchenwald was one of the most horrendous places during World War II.
Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, head of the Schutzstaffel (SS), intended the camp to house 50,000 prisoners of war, who would be interned as forced laborers. Plans called for the expansion of the camp first to house 150,000 and eventually as many as 200,000 inmates.  An initial contingent of 10,000 Soviet prisoners of war arrived at Auschwitz I in October 1941, but by March 1942 only 945 were still alive, and these were transferred to Birkenau, where most of them died from disease or starvation by May.  By this time Hitler had decided to annihilate the Jewish people, so Birkenau was repurposed as a combination labor camp / extermination camp. 
Deaths then stop at Sobibor, after over 250,000 deaths. All traces of the death camp are then removed and trees are planted. One major addition to the death toll of the Holocaust is the liquidation of the Kraków ghetto. Kraków was one of the huge five ghettos made by the Nazis. The liquidation had killed over 2,000 people, while they “transferred” another 2,000 Jews.
Have you ever had a feud with another family or group of people?... Well the Hutu have, and this specific group was the Tutsi. Eventually this lead to the Hutu Killing 800,000 people of the Tutsi minority in the space of 100 days. Men were told to kill their Tutsi wives, and if they didn’t... the lives of them and their wife/wives would have been taken. In the text, BBC:100 days of genocide, it says, “ Lists of government opponents were handed out to militias who went and killed them, along with all of their families.
The American forces arrived to find barracks full of thirty thousand starving prisoners and more than thirty train cars filled with decaying bodies. Soon after, the Jews sent on the Death March were also liberated (“Dachau Concentration Camp”). From 1933 to 1945, over 188,000 political prisoners or undesirables were imprisoned in Dachau. “It is unlikely that the total number of victims who died in Dachau will ever be known” (“Dachau Concentration Camp”). The Dachau Memorial was opened in the 1965 to commemorate those who lost their lives within those barbed wire fences (Laqueur 417).
The largest of them being Jews which amounted to 1,095,000 being deported and 960,000 of them had been executed. Next was the Pole 147,000 had been deported and 74,000 had been killed. 23,000 Roma’s were captured leaving only 2000 to walk away. Everyone of the 15,000 Soviet prisioners had been killed, and lastly 25,000 of other groups and colors whom only had 12,000 die. All together Auschwitz had nearly 1.3 million people walk through the gates and only 200,000 had survived.
The last death reported here was January 27th, 1945. It was a windy day, it felt almost ominous. This is where over 1.25 million people had been murdered. Most were Jews, but some were political prisoners and Soviet POWs. I walked in with the rest of the tour group.
The extermination of about six million Jewish citizens under the power of Adolf Hitler, gave a glimpse of our capacity to create destruction. Just under 100 years later, during a 100-day span in 1994, Rwanda's Hutu government killed an estimated 1 million Tutsis, wiping out more than one-third of Rwanda’s population. Continuing into the 2010s, the cruel acts taken upon the civilians compare notably to the acts taken upon the Jews. As stated by Edmund Burke, “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” This brilliant quote represents that without proper interpretation, history will forever be in a
In 1941-1945 jews were murdered in a genocide. Nine million jews in europe before the holocaust two-thirds of the jews were killed. The holocaust was about a concentration camp, and millions of people died in there and some of them survived. Eugene Black was transported in Auschwitz in 1944. He survived the Nazi labour camps.
A cold war between the United Stated and the Soviet Union began in the result of the War. Wars would follow this one called “surrogate wars.” World War II lasted for 12 years. Hitler had built countless camps where 11 million people were murdered. 6 million of those were Jews. The Jewish population was cut down so much.