Dealing on the black market, he lived in high style. In 1942 and early 1943, the Germans decimated the ghetto’s population of some 20,000 Jews through shootings and deportations. Several thousand Jews who survived the ghetto’s liquidation were taken to Plaszow, a forced labor camp run by the sadistic SS commandant Amon Leopold Goeth. Moved by the cruelties he witnessed, Schindler contrived to transfer his Jewish workers to barracks at his factory. In late summer 1944, through negotiations and bribes from his war profits, Schindler secured permission from German army and SS officers to move his workers and other endangered Jews to Bruennlitz, near his hometown of Zwittau.
The Holocaust was one of the worst events to ever happen to mankind. It was started by the Fuhrer of Germany, Adolf Hitler, who thought that the Aryan race was superior to every other race. He had a massive hatred for the Jewish race and decided to try and exterminate every living Jewish person. He killed around two-thirds of all the European Jews (Byers 10). World War II was going on at the same time as the Holocaust.
Complete essay. Includes: research, quotes, websites used (sited), and word count. The Horror of Dachau Dachau is a horrific place; an estimated 35,000 prisoners died there. The camp was opened on March 20, 1933 by Henirich Himmler. Five days later, Dachau was exempted from Judicial Authority, and then the Punishments an Administrations Regulations act was passed, which meant that it was removed from judicial oversight and the SS guards would have authority over camp prisoners.
As the Allies fought their way across Europe, they discovered the concentration and death camps. The conditions in the camps had always been terrible. However, by late 1944 and early 1945 the whole camp system was collapsing. The prisoners in the East were subjected to the death marches at the height of winter. The transportation to camps in Germany and Austria led to terrible overcrowding, resulting in many thousands of deaths.
In 1939, he was once again promoted to SS-Standartenführer and appointed as head of Amt III of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, a position he kept until 1945. In addition, from 1943 onwards, Ohlendorf was appointed as deputy director general of the Reich Ministry of Economic Affairs, and promoted once more in 1944 to Gruppenführer. In June 1941, Reinhard Heydrich appointed Ohlendorf to be commander of Einsatzgruppe D which operated in southern Ukraine and Crimea. Ohlendorf's Einsatzgruppe would be responsible for the 13 December 1941 massacre at Simferopol where at least 14,300 people, mostly Jews, were killed. Over 90,000 murders are attributed to Ohlendorf's command, who testified to this effect during his trial at Nuremberg.
Rudolf Hoss was appointed commandant of one of the first Nazi concentration camps in the New Territories of the camp that did not yet exist. No one, especially Hoss predicted that the camp, within five years, would become the sight of the largest mass murder the world has yet seen. In the beginning of 1941, Jews from countries occupied by Germany were rounded up, packed like cattle into freight trains, and shipped to Poland. This was officially the beginning of the Holocaust. Auschwitz was the largest extermination center in Poland; it was used for the Jews who lived in Germany or other countries occupied by Germany.
Third, wherever Germany in Eastern Europe, specialized units called Einsatzgruppen were created to murder Jews and political opponents in mass shootings. Finally, Jews and Romani were ordered to be live in overcrowded ghettos, there they were then transported by freight train to extermination camps. Extermination camps were camps that were built by Nazi Germany, during the World War II, that were designed to kill millions of people by gassing and extreme work under terrible living conditions. The Nazis were not alone in this effort. Parish churches and the Interior Ministry supported the genocide by presenting birth records showing who was Jewish; the Post Office delivered the deportation and denaturalization orders; the Finance Ministry took away Jewish property; German businesses fired Jewish workers and took away stock that belonged to the Jews.
Many of them worked to death or died of starvation. In the last days of the Nazi regime, from 1942 to 1944, the Auschwitz camp was used as an extermination camp. That is run mainly served to prisoners of the Jewish origin. Through processes such as gas chamber, crematorium and shootings, Jewish people were executed. This period was known as the stage of final judgment.
Some of the most well-known are Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Dachau, Chelmno, Buchenwald, Neuengamme and Majdanek. Jews, other racial minorities and people who were considered enemies of Hitler’s regime were deported to these camps and forced to work in horrendous living conditions. Thousands of inmates died of starvation, overwork, exposure to the elements, epidemics and disease. Those who were unfit for labour including women, children, the elderly and the sick were immediately gassed and their bodies either cremated or dumped into mass