Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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Dalton Sanders May 12, 2014 Hogan 5th Period English I Auschwitz: The Death Camp Thesis: Built by the Nazis as both a concentration and a death camp, Auschwitz was the largest of the Nazi camps, the most diverse and intricate camp of all, and the main center for the death of Jews during the Holocaust. Outline I. Largest of Nazi Death Camps A. Consisted of three camps B. Thirty-seven sub camps C. Seven gas chambers and crematories II. Most diverse and intricate camp A. Decorations made the camp look “fun” B. Many decorations that told lies C. Was like a town inside a fence III. Main center for death during the Holocaust A. Total number of people there B. Medical expirements at Auschwitz C. Most visited camp of…show more content…
Auschwitz was also the first to introduce “Gas Vans.” These were used to put Jews in them and then put gas through the tail pipe (“The Seven”). Sanders 5 Auschwitz was amongst some of the most diverse and intricate concentration camps during the Holocaust. The goal that the Nazis had was to make the camp look comely in order to blind the world from the evil that was taking place just inside the gates of the camps. Upon arrival at the camp the prisoners would see a railroad station, but one thing they didn’t know is that it was fake. The railroad station was just a disguise to make you feel like everything was normal, and even the clock itself was fake, it was painted on the wall to represent how endless time felt while in the concentration camp. Another decoration in Auschwitz was the Star of David stitched onto a purple curtain that was placed above the entrance of the main gas chamber that read, “This is the gateway to God. Righteous men will pass through” (BBC). Auschwitz could be looked at as a town inside a fence. The “town” consisted of a cinema, a theatre, a grocery store, and the SS guards of Auschwitz even had their own athletic team (BBC). When you think of the concentration camps of the Holocaust you most likely think of Auschwitz. Auschwitz was the main center for the death of the Jews during the Holocaust. 1.1 million people died
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