Nazi Death Camps : A Mass Extermination Of A National, Racial, Political, Or Cultural Group (

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Nazi Death Camps Genocide: The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group (Dictionary.com). This happened in the early 1940’s with the Holocaust when there was a mass extermination of the Jewish race by the Nazis. The strongest weapon were the death camps where Jews were put to ultimately be killed. There were six different Nazi death camps, in which there were terrible living conditions, and harsh treatment. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest, most killing, and most infamous of the camps. All these killings were made possible by the chemical Zyklon-B, and the specifically developed gassing chambers. Living Conditions The living conditions in the concentration camps were harsh and led people to their physical brink. They were ran by the Schutzstaffel (oftenly referred to as SS officers). These death camps are where a majority of the killings of Jewish people happened. The perimeter of the camps were lined by barbed wires and watch towers. People who died were put into mass graves after the bodies were looted for gold and other valuables. Prisoners worked for 12 hours daily, and those who were unfit to work these excruciatingly long shifts were taken and used for horrific pseudo-scientific experimentation (Aladin Project). The mass graves were normally set to fire and burned every body. The experiments were gruesome and inhumane in almost every regard. These are many reasons how people died at these death camps.
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