The Horrors of Auschwitz

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Auschwitz is considered by the most the most inhumane concentration camp in world war two. At the beginning of 1940, Auschwitz was created, and it was under the rules of the SS (Concentration Camp). Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp during World War II, where over a million people died. Jews were treated horribly, and many were gassed. Auschwitz was called a death camp, for many reasons which included the deportation and selection process, medical experiments, and gas chambers. Auschwitz was called the death camp. It was the largest concentration camp, and it had the largest prisoner population (Auschwitz). Nine out of ten prisoners in Auschwitz were Jewish (Auschwitz). Most prisoners that arrived at Auschwitz only survived for a few weeks, or months (Auschwitz). Jews died from starvation, medical experiments, gas chambers, diseases, and beatings. Jewish prisoners looked like walking skeletons because they were deprived from food, and water (Auschwitz). The prisoners, who were too weak to work, were sent to be killed in the gas chambers (Auschwitz). Some prisoners committed suicide by running into the electric fences (Auschwitz). Many people tried to escape, but only five hundred prisoners successfully escaped (Deem). It was nearly impossible to escape because the camp was surrounded by electrically charged barbed wire fences (Auschwitz). Auschwitz was also surrounded by SS guards equipped with machine guns (Auschwitz). Once the camp was liberated the SS
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