Have you ever heard of the nasty, disgusting, and horrible conditions that jews had to suffer with in concentration camps during the Holocaust? Lice and fleas are a big part of conditions in concentration camps, another horrible condition in the camps are diseases and sanitation, lastly another awful condition in concentration camps is mass murder and starvation. Many people died in concentration camps during the Holocaust because of the environment the jews had to live in and deal with, and many families were split and torn apart because loved ones of theirs had died because of the horrible conditions in the camps.
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.
Jews had to share room, bunks, and restrooms with everyone else. Jews were treated brutally and were tortured. They were hardly ever fed and if they were it would be a small amount. Diseases were also spread around quickly. Many of these camps didn’t even have furniture for the Jews. When they did, they would have to share bunks. Many people shared rooms and bunks. Multiple people would sleep on bunks. They were never washed or cleaned. Nazi soldiers would also trick the Jews into thinking they would get to shower. They would give them procedures such “Take off all your clothes.” The Jews actually didn’t know they were walking into gas chambers and that they will die in shortly as to 5 minutes. Everyone were put into gas chambers like men, elderly, women, children, and
The events that took place at Death camps were horrific and very hard to understand. “At these camps, Jews and other inferiors were herded like cattle, told to take off their clothes and go to the shower.” These “showers” were not actually showers like the prisioners thought, they were gas chambers. In the gas chambers, they lined people up and sent them into the large chambers with many others where toxic gas was was spread into the air and the prisioners were forced to stay in and breathe the air until the died. This was a very easy way to murder a large amount as fast as possible, just as the Nazis wanted. The gas chambers were just one way that the prisioners were killed. A different method of murder they used was lining everyone up and shooting them. When they died, they fell into the trench behind them and were either buried in the trenth or taken to the crematorium. (Hitler’s
In early 1930’s one of the darkest times in history, a worldwide depression had hit Germany. Adolf Hitler conducted a slave raid throughout the Soviet Union during World War II.
While there were many death camps that opened during the Jewish Holocaust, none of them compare to the opening of Birkenau in 1941. Birkenau opened and before it was liberated “the camp killed about 1.3 million people” (“Auschwitz”). Birkenau was a factory of death. This place was a monstrosity for all of the prisoners. They slept in a bunk with two or three other people and a blanket per person. Once the prisoners were there, they learned that life would not be easy. Waking up at six o’clock and working 12-14 hour days with minimal food. “The soup was unappetizing, and newly arrived prisoners were often unable to eat it, Supper consisted of about 300 grams of black bread, served with about 25 grams of sausage, or margarine, or a tablespoon
Jewish Prisoners were often taken to concentration camps to receive deadly punishments. “where persons were incarcerated without observation of the standard norms applying to arrest and custody; labor camps; prisoner of war camps; transit camps; and camps which served as killing centers, often called extermination camps or death camps”(Concentration Camps in Depth). The Jews went through many hardships in these camps where they awaited their punishments. They
The Holocaust was a terrible time where Jews and many other people lost their lives, families, and friends. It was also a time where Jews and many other people were forced to live in Concentration Camps. Concentration Camps are brutal places where if you didn’t work, you would die. As the Germans say “arbeit macht frei”,” work makes you free”. Along with this the people at these camps were barely given any food to eat, and were kept in terrible conditions. These conditions included sleeping on wooden shelves, never taking showers, and never being able to change clothes. This may not sound to you, but after a couple of weeks, everyone in these camps started to get less and less healthier every day, and unfortunately people started die every
After a couple months of the Jews being stolen from and all that kind of stuff, all of the Jews where ether told to get outside or get pulled out of their homes. Therefore, some people had found hiding places and had hid their hoping to not be found by the Germans but some people had been found. After the German got all the Jews they were taken to a concentration camp where they had to do really hard work or they would be punished some had even been killed for not working fast enough or not making them right. Others had to go and do lots of physical work like digging and building. However, before
The first thing prisoners had to do when they got off the train in a concentration camp was to undergo selection. This is where the SS doctors would pick out the old, too young, and sick and send them straight to the gas chambers or incineration chambers.
Other know as Death camps or Extermination camps the Concentration camps have a horrible reputation. This was all for good reason. These camps housed people that were thought to be a danger to the German society. These prisoners were usually abused mentally and physically, they were held under extreme circumstances. The people in these camps were captured and detained without any trial or standard procedures applying to arrest and custody. The prisoners in these camps often had differing opinions on religions and practices. Other prisoners in the camps were prostitutes, homosexuals, alcoholics, drug addicts, the mentally ill, the blind, the deaf, convicts, democrats. For all of these ‘crimes’ they were sentenced death or a life of imprisonment.
Have you ever wondered what it was like for the jews living in the camps? The daily life in the camps is a realistic clarification of how jews were treated and taken cared of in the concentration camps. People were taken out of their homes by the Nazis and were forced into concentration camps. The Nazis were a party of people that believed that their German race was better than any other race that is why jews and many others were forced out of their homes into the camps. The largest number of prisoners were jews but other individuals were arrested and locked up for many purposes such as, for nationality and for political joining. Prisoners were subjugated to unbelievable torture from the very moment they reported to the camps
This tells readers how concentration camps were used, who they were used on, and why they were used. Concentration camps were used to kill Jews, either they worked or starved to death. Some even got killed on the spot. It explains how not all people who were killed were Jews some were gypsies. Anybody they thought was a Jew was killed. Men and teenage boys were sent to work, women, children and older people were killed using gas chambers. Because they were titled unfit for work. This page can help a reader if they want to know more about concentration camps. They have a picture of people on the “Beds” at the concentration camps.
During the World War II, Jews were separated into two groups the healthy and the unhealthy. The unhealthy were immediately sent to an extermination camp where they were killed in gas chambers and had harsh experiments performed on them. The healthy were sent to concentration camps, where they would work until they died of starvation, or they earned
This was all under the anger from propaganda and the killing of a German official by the hands of a Jewish teen. The next morning (November 10, 1938) over 30,000 German Jews were arrested under the crime of being Jewish and were sent to concentration camps (Dachau, Auschwitz etc.) around the country other countries that Germany had taken over (Poland, France etc.). Life in concentration camps was known as living in Hell on Earth. The prisoners were robbed of their identity and given a number instead. Everyday they were counted about three times and they were massacred sometimes one at a time and sometimes hundreds together. The prisoners were starved, dehydrated and forced to work until the died. They received very small rations for breakfast, usually no lunch, and a watery soup for dinner if they were lucky enough to get one. They were forced to work from before sunrise to after sunset. They were forced to carry the dead bodies into the cremation ovens, to have them cremated into nothing but ash. They were all forced into a room at night with about a hundred or more people to sleep in uncomfortable places. If they somehow were sick (lack of sanitation), they were taken to a hospital in the camp were experiments were conducted on them by the ‘doctors’. In these concentration camp about 6-11 million Jews, Poles, Gypsies, and other minority groups were killed.