Many ¬¬horrible things happened during the time of the Holocaust. One of the most famous concentration camps during this time was the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The camp was set up in 1967 in Weimar, Germany. Many Jews were sent to this camp by the Nazis. Buchenwald was very famous for their liberation, sub-camps the prisoners had to go, and most importantly for being the cause of the millions of deaths.
In June, 1940, the Auschwitz Concentration Camp opened; this camp would later be the home and death place of hundreds of thousands of prisoners. Jews, Poles, and Gypsies made up the large majority of prisoners in the camp. Life in Auschwitz included living in undesirable conditions, and being kept on a very strict schedule day in, day out.
Have you ever heard of concentration camps?Well if you haven't now i'm going to tell you all about these camps and many facts about them.Their was many of these camps around germany and even outside of germany.These camps were not you're normal nice summer camps they were camps that were basically jails.Mostly jews would be thrown into these camps.Where they spent most of their lives or how long they were made to stay for.Any age group could go into one of these camp.They lasted quite a few years from 1933-1945 thats a long time!
In the early 1930s, the residents of the picturesque city of Dachau, Germany, were completely unaware of the horrific events about to unfold that would overshadow their city still today. The citizens of Dachau were oblivious that their city was going to become the origin of concentration camps and of the Holocaust, the mass murder committed by the Nazi s in World War II. Dachau Concentration Camp, which would soon be placed on the edge of their community, would serve as a model for all Nazi extermination camps. This perfect prototype of a Nazi killing machine has come to represent the start of the horror-filled Holocaust and the Nazi's determination to achieve a perfect society during World War II.
Auschwitz was one of the most infamous and largest concentration camp known during World War II. It was located in the southwestern part of Poland commanded by Rudolf Höss. Auschwitz was first opened on June 14, 1940, much later than most of the other camps. It was in Auschwitz that the lives of so many were taken by methods of the gas chamber, crematoriums, and even from starvation and disease. These methods took "several hundreds and sometimes more than a thousand" lives a day. The majority of the lives killed were those of Jews although Gypsies, Yugoslavs, Poles, and many others of different ethnic backgrounds as well. The things most known about Auschwitz are the process people went through when entering the camp and
The Holocaust was the elimination of millions of Jews. This terrible incident left many families and innocent people scarred. There were few survivors and most died in very harsh and cruel ways. Dachau Concentration Camp was a very cruel death camp where many Jews were executed during World War II.
It is estimated that Nazis established around fifteen thousand concentration camps throughout occupied countries. (Concentration Camp Listing, 2010) These camps, known as “DEATH CAMPS” spread throughout all of Europe under German ruling. It has been estimated to be around 15,000,000 concentration camps that were established from small to large ones. (Concentration Camp Listing, 2010) One of the most commonly known concentration camps was the one located in Auschwitz, this particular concentration camp was were diseases and epidemics prevailed due to poor living conditions. (living conditions, labor and executions) Examples of these
Of all of the death camps built by the Nazis during World War II, none was larger or more destructive than the terrifying Auschwitz camp. Auschwitz was built by the Nazis in 1940, in Oswiecim, Poland, and was composed of three main parts. Auschwitz I was built in June 1940 and was intended to hold and kill Polish political prisoners. Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which opened October 1941, was larger and could contain over 100,000 inmates. Auschwitz III-Monowitz provided slave labor for a plant close by. In addition, there were many sub-camps. The most important camp at Auschwitz designed for the extermination of many people was Birkenau; numerous gas chambers and crematoria were established there, mainly to murder and incinerate Jews as
It’s WWII, and you’re confined in a tiny room; with your family and possibly another family of complete strangers. This is torture, and it is the opposite of the life and home you had to leave behind. You aren’t in a German concentration camp; you are a Japanese-American citizen living in one of many Internment Camps across the states. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the West Coast (which was very populated with Japanese-Americans) became worried about Japanese spies. Similar to concentration camps, relocation camps included anyone of a certain ancestry. The conditions were dreadful, and luckily it ended in 1946. Japanese-American citizens were being punished for their race; by being sent to relocation camps.
In November of 1944, John McCloy, the United States Assistant Secretary of War, responded by letter to John Pehle, United States Executive Director of the War Refugee Board, in opposition and briefly supported as to why the War Department of the United States was against and why it would not go through with the bombing operation of the concentration camp and extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. In the brief McCloy laid out five specific reasons as to why the department would not be carried out the military plan at that point in time during the war. The five reasons that made up McCloy’s argument were: first, “Positive destruction of these camps would necessitate precision bombing, employing heavy or medium bombardment, or attack by low-flying or dive-bombing aircraft, preferably the latter. Second, the target is beyond the maximum range of medium bombardment, dive bombers and fighter bombers located in United Kingdom, France or Italy. Third, use of heavy bombardment from United Kingdom bases would necessitate a hazardous round trip flight unescorted of approximately 2,000 miles over enemy territory. Fourth, At the present critical stage of the war in Europe, our strategic air forces are engaged in the destruction of industrial target systems vital to the dwindling war potential of the enemy, from which they should not be diverted. The positive solution to this problem is the earliest possible victory over Germany, to which end we should exert our entire means. Fifth,
As the Russian Army was advancing westwards of Germany, they have reached the Buna Concentration Camp in Weimar, Germany and liberated over 1000’s of Jews. The Russian Army arrived at the Concentration Camp, Yesterday, January 27th, approximately at 10:00 a.m. First, the Americans conducted an air raid 8 days ago, then the Russians came in and liberated the Jews.
The words inscribed above the Auschwitz concentration camp read; "Arbeit Macht Frei,” meaning, “work brings freedom.” These deceiving words gave unsuspecting prisoners hope that they could get out of the most destructive concentration camp during the entire Holocaust. This concentration camp would kill over one million people. Auschwitz will be fully analyzed, starting with the early stages of Auschwitz, then the Jews and the horrors of Auschwitz, and finally the final days of Auschwitz. The events that took place at Auschwitz concentration camp were horrifying and led to the death of millions.
get water they got poison gas. Everyone in the chamber died, the Nazi’s then cleared the chamber and either threw the bodies into a pit that the people who died dug or the burned them. Sometimes the Nazi’s wouldn’t even take the people to camps they would have mass executions with machine guns where the people being shot would go out and the Nazis would make them dig a pit, then take all their clothes off and line up in groups of 50 or 100 on the edge of the pit. The Nazi’s would load their guns and open fire, all would fall into the pit whether they were dead or not, then the next group would line up and the process was repeated until the pit was full. There was a concentration camp, the Buchenwald concentration camp. At this camp, there was some really horrible things that happened. This camp was opened in July of 1937 to male prisoners only. In late 1943 women became a part of this camp. The prisoners were kept in the northern part of the camp while the barracks and administrative complex was in the southern part of the camp. It was heavily guarded by a string of centuries and watch towers, as well as electrified barbed wire. The SS oversaw this camp. Often, they shot prisoners in the stables or hanged them in the crematorium areas. A lot of the early prisoners were political prisoners, however, in 1938 the
The Holocaust is one of the most horrifying crimes against humanity. "Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme." (Bauer, 58) One of his main methods of exterminating these ‘undesirables' was through the use of concentration and death camps. In January of 1941, Adolf Hitler and his top officials decided to make their 'final solution' a reality. Their goal was to eliminate the Jews and the ‘unpure' from the entire population. Auschwitz was the largest
Under an unstable and insecure reign of Joseph Sstalin, million were sent through a system of prison camps, similar to those in Nazi, Germany. Through a series of purges, Stalin managed to send millions of Russian citizens into forced labor camps for some crimes as small as crimes as petty as lateness to work, releasing waves of fear and hostility through Russian society and culture. At its peak, there were 476 total camps, through which as much as 15 percent of the population passed. The system of prison camps was first introduced by Joseph Stalin, successor of Vladimir Lenin, as he attempted to rid his cabinet of anyone who he considered to be a threat to himself; many of the beginning political prisoners had higher educations, of which Stalin himself lacked. Though the old leaders of the party