Why were people put in concentration camps? Well that's due to what they were guilty of like a crime sort of and what race/religion they were. However concentration camps were not just used for work some were for killing and some were used for torture. Some kids got thrown in the camps where they kill you only because they couldn't use you for work or anything because you were too young. When you got thrown into a centration camp it was usually for your race/religion. When people usually think of concentration camps they think of torture and work and things like that but that's not the only thing that they will throw you in there for they will also throw you in there to kill you.
Refugee camps are run by the government, by world organizations, or the UN. The facilities are in very low condition. Refugee camps are for helping refugees that have fled their homeland for a chance at a safer place to live. The camps are for meeting their basic needs and trying to keep them more safe, but many small needs that are still important are not meet. The refugees usually sleep in tents with very few belongings. Some camps have washstand or areas where they can go to the bathroom and wash up (hygiene stations, WASH). There is a food distribution where a delivery will enter the camp and distribute food and drinking water to each family or group. The also mainly have security point and then like religious places and schools and shops (“Refugee Camp- Facilities”). They may seem like a very good and easy option to stay for refugees but they can lead to many problems and there are many risks.The camps are usually very over populated. There were around 407,477
The article, “Refugees: Who, Where, and Why” by Catherine Gevert is about different refugees in the world, where they are from and why they became refugees in the first place. The first concept the author talked about was, around the world, many refugees have had to flee, to escape to safety after being mistreated in their own country. Refugees are protected by law and given basic civil rights when going to different countries. Another key point she talks about is where these people are and in the article shows us that refugee camps are located throughout the world, but are not the best living conditions. Many refugees go here for asylum. Furthermore, some reasons people can become refugees are because of, war and “ethnic cleansing”, also known
The purpose of these camps are for death, or total complete annihilation of the Jews. Everyone in the camps were going to die there. And the Jews had no faith in surviving. In the camps Wiesel knew “we were all going to die here”. And that “all limits have been passed”. (Wiesel 98) nothing more could shock
The basic purpose of the camps was to use the Jews for labor and then kill them. There was more to it than that, however. Konnilyn G. Feig describes the purpose of the camps as follows:
The Holocaust concentration camps were one of the things that has happened in world history. The Nazi, Germany and its allies established concentration camps all throughout Germany. The concentration camps were there for a range of reasons. These camps were used to jail those who opposed Hitler’s government or were thought to threaten it. The living in the camps was a brutal time. When you were in the camp you would work from sunup to sundown and get just little piece of bread to eat in the evenings.
The camps were animal stalls and other places not meant for living. These camps killed people all the while they thought they were protecting their citizens when in fact they were killing them. This is still seen as the most flagrant violations of civil liberties today. Regardless of loyalty and citizenship, they were forced out of the place they called their homes and anything that were theirs were taken to later be found destroyed and vandalized. All of these thing happened because of fear instead of finding a reasonable way of dealing with the situation. Another factor of the relocation was their dislike of immigrants, they were surrounded by barbed wire and nothing but what they could of carried to call their
The benefit of this camp was the area had transport connections, the camp was at a railway junction. It was easy to close off from the outside world. (Steinbacher 22). “The camp being easily closed off from the outside world made it easier for the people running the Holocaust to keep it hidden for so long from the outside world; other people in the world didn’t know what was going on along with security. This is why it went on for so long” (22). According to Robson “ In the camp’s first year of operation, only one escape was attempted.” (68). “Prisoners that tried to escape from the camps were usually shot” (Robson 68). “In 1941 seventeen other escape plans were hatched but did not succeed.” (Robson 68). “The security in these camps were very high and clearly made it hard for the prisoners to try to escape, so this is why there were very few prisoners that actually were successful at escaping” (Robson 68). The people in these camps were treated awful by the
After migration when they reach a safe country they do not know how to react. Many refugees suffer from depression and PTSD from witnessing the loss of their leaders or loved ones and even from witnessing mass killings, causing them to be distant and not make any effort to get help. They do not understand involvement in their community when they have reached a safe location. The refugee groups stay together and do not against each other fearing one will or could be killed. At refugee camps, many make the camp a big family from hearing and understanding other victims stories, creating bonds.
Being a refugee could be an awful thing. At that moment in time it could be a bad thing but if you look on the brighter side of things, it could grow into something amazing. There are so many good things that could come out of being a refugee as well as bad.
Camps now a days are fun for children when they are bored during the summer they can stay there for weeks make friends and learn all sorts of new stuff while their parents don’t have to deal with them for a while and are sure they are safe and having fun. The camps that are going to be learned about in this reading are the exact opposite, these camps only terrorize, safety is never an option, death is the only answer, and parents would never want their kids to go to through all of this torture and fear. Auschwitz known as the term for the largest camps during the Holocaust was a complex of camps from concentration, forced-labor to death camps. There were three main areas from the many camps including: Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II (Birkenau),
Moving to America was the biggest change in my life. Before, I know very little of this world and my thoughts and opinion were very narrow. I did not have the best education and I think little about my future since I lived in a refugee camp. I also could not open myself up to people of different background because of the lack of diversity while living in the camp. But moving to America I was introduced with a new culture, education, and diversity that changes my life and my views.
To assist people who had lost their families to concentration and harsh labor camps, the UNRRA created Displaced Persons Camps. These camps were created in 1945 in Germany, Austria, and Italy. After the war ended German territories were liberated and so were hundreds of thousands of Jews who had survived years of being tortured in camps or stuck in hiding. Once the Jewish and other people were freed, most of them tried to return to their homes but when they got there it was in ruins.
I experienced many different cultures, ethnicities and traditions when my family lived in Thailand. We lived in a Refugee camp and it was not like an America society. Every month, a volunteer group from a big city would aid every family in the refugee camp with bags of rice depending on how many people are in your family. There were about ten schools in the camp which were public schools and Catholic schools. Schools and houses were built out of bamboo and trees, and the buildings don't last more than a decade. Life was not easy in Thailand. Not every parent had a job and they found other ways to make money to provide for their families. There were many cultures and different ethnicities living in the same area and our neighbors spoke different languages and they were from different ethnic groups. There are many holidays and cultural traditions that we celebrate every year by dancing, playing music, and having big festivals.