Gross Rosen Concentration Camp

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Gross Rosen In the early 1940s Gross Rosen concentration camp was established as a sub camp of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. This camp was named after a near village were Gross Rosen was established. It's now called the Rogoznica,this nearby village is approximately 40 miles southwest of Wroclaw in western Poland. Later in 1941 Gross Rosen camp was designated and called a concentration camp.This camp was used for building camp but later it got much worst and became an official sub camp. At first this camp was just a camp for building because it was only used for construction. Later this camp kept increasing emphasis on the use of concentration camp led by the prisoners in armaments production led to the expansion of the Gross Rosen camp. This camp kept increasing which meant trouble. In January 1945 this camp held 76,728 prisoners. Nearly 26,000 were women and were Jews. This camp held the largest amount of female prisoners than any other concentration camp. The poor Jews were prisoners between 1940 and 1943. The year that a mass influx of Jews swelled the prisoner population. This started in October and continuing until January of 1945 more than 60,000 Jewish prisoners were deported to Gross Rosen. Most of them came from Poland and after that in March 1944 from Hungary. Some of the Jews were from western and Southern …show more content…

They quickly evacuated the main camp, and subsequently. SS guards escorted more than 44,000 prisoners, "many of whom were Jews, mostly on freight trains and under brutal conditions," to Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Flossenbürg, Mauthausen, Dora-Mittelbau, and Neuengamme camps in the German Reich. "Many prisoners died during the evacuations due to the lack of food and water." In the end they estimated about 120,000 prisoners who passed in the Gross Rosen camp. At least 40,000 died or it could of been during the evacuation of the

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