Compare And Contrast Auschwitz And Holocaust

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The Nazis and Auschwitz Maya Angelou once said, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”(Angelo) One of the things that people must look back on, and face with courage is the horrors of the Holocaust, and what the Nazis believed. Nazi ideology was the foundation for the building and medical experiments conducted at Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Germany that was part of the Nazi plan to rid the world of inferior races. The Nazis believed that the Nordic or Aryan races, were superior and that they should rule the world. They also believed that parts of the world, particularly Europe, should be cleansed of inferior races, including Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, through genocide,. In some of their earlier experiments, they determined that other races had different blood and were inclined to criminal behavior.(Bennet) One Nazi doctor whose wife was found to be sterile adopted two children of another race, and later was investigated and beheaded for the crime.(Bennet) The Nazi’s extreme beliefs led …show more content…

One of the most famous of these was the camp at Auschwitz. Auschwitz was nearly unparalleled in the horrendous living conditions for the prisoners there. The barracks were old stables generally made of bricks or wood with lots of holes in the walls letting in the freezing air.(Bennet) Although they were meant for approximately forty people, one barrack would house up to three hundred.(“Living Conditions”) When a person died in the barracks, the prisoners nearby stripped the bodies of everything including clothing and would move the bodies to the latrine.(Kor, 35) The treatment of the prisoners was so horrific that they took dramatic measures to survive, one woman even hid a baby under her dress for years.(Kor, 106) In addition to holding Jews in these conditions, the Nazis also did medical experiments on many

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