Concentration Camps During The Holocaust

1675 WordsFeb 15, 20157 Pages
Imagine being pried away from your family. Not only that, but being left at the concentration camps, knowing that you are about to face the dreaded word “death”. Concentration camps broke people’s hearts and changed them forever. They had to encounter many terrifying and petrifying medical experiments. Alongside that, the so called “concentration camps” were basically almost becoming, or were, actual death camps. The things that they had to endure were heartbreaking and agonizing. They were starved from the moment that they got there until the end. If they were lucky, their concentration camp would’ve been liberated by the Allies. Most were not so lucky. During the Holocaust, many different concentration camps were built that were to change the lives of people forever. The Nazis always kept expanding and enhancing their concentration camps, resulting in the many camps that live in peoples’ memories today. One of the very first concentration camps that many were sent to was Dachau. Dachau opened in 1933 just after Hitler took power in Germany. Dachau, at first, only “housed” political prisoners, but as time progressed, it became a camp that is filled with political prisoners, Jews, and Gypsies. The Nazis tried in any way to send as many people to the concentration camps as they could. After the “Night of the Broken Glass”, in which many Jewish homes, schools, and businesses were vandalized, over 30,000 Jews were sent to Dachau. Dachau became really overcrowded and many
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