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  • History Of Nazi Concentration Camps
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    In the Camps Hist 4957 Dr. Fritz MWF 10: 20-11: 1511/29/99 Concentration camp is a term that stirs up many emotions. How did they come about? What were they exactly? And just what went on inside those walls? Many have tried to give a full description of what life in the camps was like. With toady's fast moving and knowledgeable media the public has become very informed on the subject at hand. The fact still remains that few were there, so few can know what really happened. These three poignant q...
  • Auschwitz And Other Concentration Camps
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    Imagine leaving your family, your house, your possessions, and your life behind. You do not know where you " re going, or how long it will take to get there. You are cramped into a small space with around a hundred other people; some dead, some dying, some hoping for death to come. It's hard to stay positive in a situation like this. You are on your way to the most famous - and most deadly - Nazi concentration camp. Its name is Auschwitz, and you are a Jew in Nazi Germany during World War II. Yo...
  • Prisoners In The Death Camps
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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-Bi...
  • Subject To Deportation To Extermination Camps
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    We often hear about WWII and the 6 million Jews who perished as well. However, the millions of other victims are often overlooked and need to be given there consideration. Are the Jews Central to the holocaust Was there really other people discriminated as much The first research in the late 1940's and early 1950's focused on the Jewishness of the Holocaust. Modern research has begun to deal with the shuddering of other victims of the Nazi genocide. For example, homosexuals, Gypsies, prisoners o...
  • Five Gas Chambers In Auschwitz
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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....
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camps
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    AUSCHWITZ BY CHRISTOPHER JAMES The Nazis establishes Auschwitz in April 1940, under the orders of Heinrich Himmler. Heinrich Himmler was in charge of two Nazi organizations. The camp at Auschwitz originally housed political prisoners from occupied Poland and various concentration camps from within Germany. Prisoners were transported from all over Nazi-occupied Europe. When the prisoners arrived at the complex they were separated into three groups. One group was sent directly to the gas chamber a...
  • Auschwitz Children
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    Auschwitz-birkenau was by the provincial Polish town of Oshwiecim, in Galicia. It was where the largest numbers of European Jews were killed. They called it "The Gate to Hell". In September 1941 the SS men (Hitler's Men) experimented with gassing and killed over 850 people. Murdering a large number of prisoners became a daily routine. By 1942 there had been three million people killed through gassing, starvation, disease, shooting, and burning. Almost every one of the prisoners was a Jew. At Aus...
  • Auschwitz Concentration Extermination Camp
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    Don't Concentrate on Camps A concentration camp can be defined as a camp were particular people are confined or detained for a period of time, although ironically the term death camp is commonly used as a synonym. Between the years of 1942 and 1945 the German Nazi Party initiated concentration camps for all Jews and other peoples that were considered by Adolf Hitler to be inferior. This is a commonly known fact, although extensive knowledge is limited to most people. The majority of concentratio...
  • Auschwitz The Most International Of The Camps
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    Auschwitz EVEN IN THE SILENCE OF THE POLISH countryside, Auschwitz can not rest in peace. The name alone prompts instant recognition -- a shorthand for the criminal barbarity of the 20th century. If ever there were a place in which myth was unseemly and unnecessary, where fact could be left unadorned, it would be Auschwitz. For 50 years, that has not been the case. The list of myths and misconceptions about the largest Nazi concentration camp is a long one. Soviet investigators declared in May 1...
  • Three Auschwitz Camps
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    Concentration Camps A concentration camp is where prisoners of war, enemy aliens, and political prisoners are detained and confined, typically under harsh conditions, or place or situation characterized by extremely harsh conditions. The first concentration camps were established in 1933 for confinement of opponents of the Nazi Party. The supposed opposition soon included all Jews, Gypsies, and certain other groups. By 1939 there were six camps: Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald, Mauthausen, Flo...
  • Camps's Aid One Prisoner
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    Auschwitz: A Historical Overview of the Death Camp The Holocaust is one of the most horrifying crimes against humanity. '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. ' (Bauer, 58) One of his main methods of exterminating these 'undesirables' was through the use of concentration and death camps. In January of...
  • Auschwitz Camp
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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...
  • Death Camp With Forty Gas Chambers
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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...
  • Everyday In The Camp The Prisoners
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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 their...
  • Gas Chambers In Auschwitz II Birkenau
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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...
  • One Survivor Of Auschwitz
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    Imagine being forced by total strangers, no different than yourself, to leave your home and everything in it behind. You are then pushed onto a train packed with other people. After a long train ride you are taken off the train and the women and children are put in one group. The people who can perform the tasks that these strangers need done are put into another group. The women and children who were told that they would be given a shower are never to be seen again. Two of these camps are Ausch...
  • Elie Wiesel Being In Buna
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    The plot of Night revolves around Elie Wiesel, a Jewish boy who faced the Nazis with strength and determination. Although the Nazis harassed him day in and day out, he survived and wrote his incredible journey in a book. He was taken to various concentration camps around Poland, leaving the book with no constant setting. The events in Elie's life took place approximately the time of the Second World War. Elie is born in Sight, a small town in Transylvania. Soon, when he is 13 years old, Germans ...
  • Function Of Auschwitz And The Western Camps
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    The author of this latest Exterminationist tome will already be familiar to those Revisionists who have read Richard Harwood's masterpiece of research Nuremberg a Other War Crimes Trials (available from IHR at $2.50). Dealing with the American Military Trial number 10-the Krupp trial-Harwood reveals how Ferencz was one of those "American" prosecutors who stayed on in Germany long after the dust had settled at the Nuremberg Court of "Justice". Ferencz's task was to secure financial compensation f...
  • Camp Of Auschwitz
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    The Nazi camp of Auschwitz, located thirty miles west of Krakow, was the largest, most deadly camp used during World War II (Friedrich 2). Built in 1940, it was the first camp located beyond the frontiers of the Third Reich (Friedrich 4). "According to various estimates, 1,600,000 people were murdered in the killing center?' (Yahil 372). Ninety percent of those who were murdered in Auschwitz were Jewish (Yahil 372). Originally an Austrian artillery barracks, Auschwitz was to be supposed to be bu...
  • Auschwitz The Toture Camps Auschwitz
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    Auschwitz-The Toture Camps Auschwitz, Auschwitz-The Toture Camps Essay, Research Paper Auschwitz, located thirty-seven miles west of Krakow, was the first concentration camp where Jewish people worked to death, or were automatically killed. This camp, compared to all the other camps, tortured the most people. At the camp there was a place called the "Black Wall,' this was where the people were executed. In March of 1941, there was another camp that started its building. This second camp was call...

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