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Holocaust Cause And Effect Essay

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Elie Wiesel once said “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven time sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turn into ash and smoke throughout the night sky.”(“W, Elile”) This is just one of the millions of victims of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was responsible for the massacre of 11 million people, imprisoning millions of innocent people, inflicting child labor, discrimination against race and religion, and caused the most murders ever recorded.The Holocaust was one of the worst event to happen in the world's history because it was inhumane and cruel, it killed countless lives,…show more content…
It opened in spring of 1940, it was known as the largest Concentration Death Camp. It was located in southern Poland. In the beginning, its purpose was to be used as a jail for anti Nazsi and politicians. At the time it housed between 15,000 and 20,000 prisoners. However, once Hitler’s Final Solution plan became official, Auschwitz was turned into death camp. The Final Solution is ”a Nazi program created by Adolf Hitler to kill Jews, artists, educators, gypsies, communists, handicapped and any other “unfit” people living in his command during World War ll” ("Define of Final Solution"). Auschwitz became the ideal spot for a death camp because it was in the center of all German commanded countries and it was surrounded by several other Concentration camps. Once the death camp was fully finished it consisted of seven gas chamber, many crematory ovens, more than 40 smaller factories, and enough housing to hold 90,000 prisoners. Once the prisoners would arrive at Auschwitz, they would be put into gas chambers. In these gas chamber, they would be forced to remove their clothes and be shoved into a large crowded room where they would be sealed in, and then exposed to a poison called Zyklon-B. Once they inhaled the poison, they would instantly lose their life. Other prisoners were forced to be involved in barbaric medical experiments, like when German scientists would study eye color they would injected poison into the eyeballs of
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