• Auschwitz Gas Chambers
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    Auschwitz Auschwitz was not one but three different concentration and execution camps. Each camp had it own purpose. The first camp was called Auschwitz I. It was mainly used as a central camp for Nazi officers, producing economic and military-industrial enterprise, and holding enemies of the Nazis. It was originally used in 1940 to hold Poles and soviet POW's (Prisoners of war). It became a death camp for Jews in 1941-42. The second camp of the Auschwitz complex was Auschwitz II or Auschwitz-B...
  • Auschwitz Holocaust Rossel Page
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    ... fte r August 16, 1942 the women were housed in Birkenau.' When the Jews arrived at Auschwitz, they were met with threats and promises. 'If they didn't do exactly as they were told, they would be beaten, deprived of food, or shot. From time to time, they would be assured that things would get better.' The daily meals in Auschwitz consisted of watery soup, distributed once a day, with a small piece of bread. In addition, they got extra allowance consisting of 3/4 ounce of margarine, a little ...
  • Jewish Persecution Gas Chambers
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    Jewish Persecution The Jewish Persecution began during 1933. The Jews were faced with the terrorist group called the National Socialist German Workers party (Nazi) hate this happened when Hitler came into power. He devised labor camps where he would send individuals who opposed his ideas, and Jews. The conditions in these camps were so bad that it is hard to describe them. The prisoners were treated very badly. In this time, the Nazi government continued to deprive Jews of their rights and posse...
  • Auschwitz Holocaust Death Camp
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    (1) INTRODUCTION The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. 'Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme.' One of his main methods of 'doing away' with these 'undesirable' was through the use of concentration camps. 'In January 1941, ina meeting with his top officials the 'fina...
  • Gas Chambers Jews Death German
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    ... ypsies and other 'subhumans' were also murdered. But Jews were the favored targets-first and foremost. It took the Nazis some time to work up to the full fury of their endeavor. In the years following 1933, the Jews were systematically deprived by law of their civil rights, of their jobs and property. Violence and brutality became a part of their everyday lives. Their places of worship were defiled, their windows smashed, their stores ransacked. Old men and young were pummeled and clubbed a...
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp Gas Chambers
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    Auschwitz-concentration camp Auschwitz, located in Poland, was Nazi Germany's largest and most terrible concentration camp. It was established by order of Himmler on April 27, 1940. At first, it was small because it was a work camp for Polish and Soviet prisoners of war. It became a death camp in 1941. Auschwitz was divided into three areas: Auschwitz was the camp commander's headquarters and administrative offices. Auschwitz was called Birkenau and it was the death camp with forty gas chambers...
  • Concentration Camp Jews Camps Prisoners
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    The Holocaust The Holocaust was the Nazi persecution and murder of Jews in the time of World War II. In 1939, Germany's powerful war machine conquered country after country in Europe and thus bringing millions more Jews under their control. They established concentration camps to imprison Jews, Gypsies and other victims of ethnic and racial hatred, and political opponents of Nazism. They killed many of them and sent others to concentration camps. They also moved many Jews from towns and villages...
  • Death Camps Of World War Ii
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    Starvation. Mass shootings. Gas chambers. Beatings. Mass murder. In the early 1940 s, perhaps the most brutal atrocities ever committed on a people in our world's history took place. It was World War II. The Nazi Regime, led by Adolf Hitler, was waging war across Europe. Occupied Poland became the place where those prisoners and captives held by the Nazis were sent to be eliminated. From 1941 through 1945 a total of some 3. 5 million Jews met their deaths in Nazi extermination camps. These "dea...
  • Auschwitz The Overview Of A Concentration Camp
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    ... sought after job because workers sometimes found scraps of food in the box cars, however the workers were searched by guards after every shift. Under the direction of the SS, prisoners formed columns of five across, men on one side, women and children on the other. This is where the process known by the German word "selection" meaning selection took place. The selection team consisted mostly of doctors and was headed by the now infamous Dr. Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death." Those sent to ...
  • Holocaust Concentration Camp
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    Six million. This is a large number by anyone's account, whether it be dollars, days, or human lives. How could one measure the significance of six million lives, it would be impossible to. 'The intentional annihilation of six million people has affected the world in ways that we will never know, maybe the person who could have discovered the cure for Cancer or AIDS died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz.' (Remembrance, 1) Six million people is fully one fifth of one per-cent of the world's popul...
  • Holocaust At Auschwitz Thousands Of People They Killed Everyday
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    "It is hope that compels man to hold on for one more day of life, because that day maybe the day of liberation. Ah, and not even the hope for a different, better world, but simply for life, a life of peace and rest. Never before in the history of mankind had hope been stronger than man, but never also has it done so much harm as it has in this war, in this concentration camp. We were never taught how to give up hope, and this is why today we parish in gas chambers." - Borowski We often wonder wh...
  • Hitler S Willing Executioners Ordinary Germans And The Holocaust
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    Title: Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust 1996 622 p. $30. 00 Author: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York Synopsis - Hitler's Willing Executioners is a work that may change our understanding of the Holocaust and of Germany during the Nazi period. Daniel Goldhagen has revisited a question that history has come to treat as settled, and his researches have led him to the inescapable conclusion that none of the established answers holds tr...
  • Jews Population Germans People
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    Nazism is known for the crimes of the Holocaust but I believe that contempt for humanity is the most enduring and poisonous legacy. The catastrophic violence off World War I and the subsequent economic distress spawned the movements of the despair - Communism and Fascism. Both movements are based on contempt for the average man. Communism assumed that man is a consuming creature, without spiritual needs. Nazism, assumed that man is like an animal, subject to Darwin's laws of survival of the fitt...
  • Concentration Camps People Auschwitz Prisoners
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    Concentration camps are prison camps in which members of minority groups, political enemies or people of physical irregularity are kept. In most cases it is a permanent imprisonment. The concentration camps of Hitlers era and of the Nazi regime are normally associated with mass death, torture and gruesome scientific experimentation. In reference to the Holocaust, about three fourths of the prisoners were killed never seeing freedom again. The first concentration camps were set up in 1933. In the...
  • The Auschwitz Complex Concentration Camp
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    Auschwitz was and still is one of the most highly known concentration camps of the holocaust. The Auschwitz complex was the site of scientifically and efficiently executed genocide during W. W. II. The camp is commonly applied to the complex of death and concentration near town. The prisoners went through a lot of hard times. They were separated from their families. Had very poor sleeping and living conditions. The nourishment wasnt good enough. Everyday in the camp the prisoners feared for the...
  • Mengele Josef Twins People Auschwitz
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    MENGELE, JOSEFMengele promoted medical experimentation on inmates, especially dwarfs and twins. He is saidtohave supervised an operation by which two Gypsy children were sewn together to createSiamsestwins; the hands of the children became badly infected where the veins had been resected. (Snyder) Cohen tells us: "The only firsthand evidence on these experiments comes from a handful of survivors and from a Jewish doctor, Miklos Nyiszli, who worked under Mengele as a pathologist. Mengele subjecte...
  • Auschwitz Gas Chamber
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    Where Their Lives Ended Concentration camps are widely involved in people s knowledge of the Holocaust. This is evident because death affects human emotions, and death is what occurred at the concentration camps. The Holocaust is remembered for all of the murdering committed, and these camps were where a majority of where it took place. The Final Solution was issued by Hitler and it was the plan to exterminate the Jewish race. Historians have generally thought that the Final Solution unfolded li...
  • Auschwitz Gas Chambers
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    Auschwitz was the most streamlined mass killing centers ever created and was one of the five "death camps" constructed by the Nazis during World War II. Construction of the camp began after Heinrich Himmler ordered its creation on April 27, 1940. Auschwitz continued to grow until 1945 when it was evacuated by the Nazis. Auschwitz was composed of three large camps and 45 sub-camps. Auschwitz I, which was the main camp, was the original section of the camp that was built near the Polish town of Os...
  • The Holocaust Jews Gas Chambers
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    The Jews were not the only victims of the Holocaust. Millions of Russians, Poles, gypsies and other? subhumans? were also murdered. But Jews were the favored targets– first and foremost. It took the Nazis some time to work up to the full fury of their endeavor. In the years following 1933, the Jews were systematically deprived by law of their civil rights, of their jobs and property. Violence and brutality became a part of their everyday lives. Their places of worship were defiled, their ...
  • Auschwitz 3 Gas Chambers
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    Auschwitz, located Auschwitz 3 Auschwitz Auschwitz, located in Poland, was Nazi Germany's largest and most terrible concentration camp. It was established by order of Himmler on April 27, 1940. At first, it was small because it was a work camp for Polish and Soviet prisoners of war. It became a death camp in 1941. Auschwitz was divided into three areas: Auschwitz was the camp commander's headquarters and administrative offices. Auschwitz was called Birkenau and it was the death camp with forty ...