The Jewish People In The Ghettos

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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. They took control of Europe, but they acted the most out of Germany and annexed Poland. The Nazis, National Socialists, led by Adolf Hitler were the creators of the Nazi Regime. There were other parties to the regime. The…show more content…
The ghettos were usually comprised of old stores and apartments, but they were only meant for temporary purposes. Jews were moved into the ghettos because the Nazis did not like anyone that was deemed politically, socially, or racially undesirable (Ghettos).
Jewish people had first started to be moved into the ghettos between 1939 and 1941. The first ghetto was established in 1939 in October. The name of the ghettos was Piotrków Trybunalski, it was located in Poland (Ghettos),
After the first ghetto was established, nine more were built. They were scattered all across Europe. Some of the main ones were in Lodz, Krakow, Białystok, Lwów, Lublim, Vilna, Kovna, Czestochowa, and Minsk
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The Allied forces consisting of the Soviet Union or Red Army and then America and Britain. The Red Army liberated the concentration camps by the names of Majdanek and Auschwitz. Majdanek was liberated July 23rd, 1944 and Auschwitz was liberated January 27th, 1945. Auschwitz consists of three main parts, the actual concentration camp, the extermination camp and the slave labor camp. When liberating Auschwitz the Red army described the people as living “skeletons”. The camp smelled terrible because of all the unburied bodies that were stacked up in sheds and broken buildings. They also found over seven tons of human hair, about 836,000 women’s coats and 349,000 men’s suits. Then when liberating Majdanek the Red army found much of the same characteristics but the prisoners were so far past the breaking point that they would say when they were going to die, and they wished for it. There were stacks of dried, bleached bones and skulls. When the Red Army was taking care of the people at the least, six to seven people would die each day. Some of them were experimented on by German

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