Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust

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Auschwitz
On January 30, 1933 Adolf Hitler was appointed the German chancellor. This was the beginning of the most tragic and horrifying mass murder the world has ever known. Adolf Hitler was a man who despised Jews and blamed them for everything that had gone wrong in Germany. He wanted to annihilate every living Jew in Germany through a plan that he called “The Final Solution.” To fulfill his master plan, he appointed German SS officers to round up mass amounts of Jews and ship them off to death camps. In 1940s, the Nazis opened Auschwitz-Birkenau, which was the largest concentration camp ever established by the Germans. This camp played a very crucial role in the elimination of Jews and had the largest (estimated) death rate of 1.1 million during the Holocaust. Auschwitz was divided in three major camps: Auschwitz I, which was the main camp, Auschwitz II, which was using as an extermination camp and Auschwitz III, also known as Monowitz, where prisoners were sent to do hard labor. It was a complex of camps, including a concentration, extermination, and forced-labor camp.
The first trains carrying Jews arrived at Auschwitz in March of 1942. Several trains arrived each day, carrying thousands of innocent men, women and children. When the Jews and other victims of the Nazi’s arrived at Auschwitz, they were unloaded, separated and striped of all of their clothes and belongings. Then, they went through the selection process. This is where the Nazi’s decided whether they would…
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