Auschwitz Concentration Camp During World War II

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The Auschwitz Concentration Camp INTRO: The Auschwitz Concentration camp was the largest active camp run by the Nazis during World War II. Built in 1940, on the ground of former Polish towns and neighborhoods. The Nazis bulldozed the houses and built the camp. Most of the camp consisted of Slave labor and execution facilities. The camp had gas chambers, medical facilities, and a crematorium. The camp consisted of three sub camps: Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II, and Auschwitz III. It also had many minicamps that were used to hold extra prisoners. The Nazis committed atrocities at all their concentration camps, but Auschwitz was the worst. The Holocaust was one of the worst acts of murder and cruelty from one group of humans to another. Beginnings of the camp. The land where the Auschwitz concentration camp stands was land once owned by regular people who lived in regular neighborhoods. They probably had a peaceful life, with not much to worry about. That was about to change. Once the Nazis invaded Poland and killed all of the Polish government officials so that they had complete control of Poland. They then demolished houses, neighborhoods, towns and either captured or killed the citizens. The Nazis Adams 2 built the many buildings in Auschwitz on the ground of those towns including medical facilities, crematoriums, gas chambers, barracks, and warehouses. The camp opened in 1940 and was the largest active Nazi Death camp in existence. Auschwitz had 3 main camps Auschwitz I
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