The rest of them were sent either to the gas chambers or to the ovens. Some of this ones that survived were the ones that would take the corpses from the chambers to the crematory and they had to burn them. These prisoners were in a unit that was called sonderkommando. When burning the corpses there was not only one burned at a time they would stack a bunch of them and burn them all together. In1944, there was an overpopulation in Auschwitz because there was a Hungarian group that was going to be exterminated because they were considered as Jews by the Nazis.
In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted
World War II was known as one of the worst wars of all mankind. There were many concentration camps, and many Jewish people were prisoners there. Adolf Hitler and his armies set up multiple concentration camps throughout Germany, rounding up the Jews. One important camp was called Ravensbruck. Ravensbruck was a women’s concentration camp in northern Germany near Furstenberg.
Auschwitz Study of the Holocaust Jorge A. Dominguez Mrs. Metcalf 01/07/2015 Auschwitz was one of the many concentration camps during World War II, but the most horrific extermination camp. Auschwitz was divided into three main camps which all contained incarcerated prisoners at forced labor. One of the camps was functioned as a killing center. The camps were located near the German-Polish border, 37 miles west of Krakow. The SS authorities established these three camps near the Polish city of Oswiecim: Auschwitz 1 was established in May year of 1940, Auschwitz 2, which was also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, was established in the early 1942, and the third camp was Auschwitz 3 known as the Auschwitz-Monowitz, established in October 1942.
The act of war, too often, has been mankind first choice for conflict resolution. In the wake of any War there have been numerous casualties and victims. World War II demonstrated a total disregard for humanity and resulted in the deaths and victimization of millions of Jews. Primo Levi’s autobiography, Survival in Auschwitz, provides a personal account of the inhumanity and victimization experienced by a Jewish prisoner of a Nazi concentration camp. Primo Levi can be described as a victim and survivor of World War II.
Concentration camps were multifaceted and complex camps that had no regard for human life and played an important role during the Holocaust. Concentration camps ignored the rights of those subject to incarceration, and often were starved, tortured, overworked and murdered. Living conditions were poor, unsanitary and harsh. People were given little to no food and were forced to work. The camps were described as “a dehumanizing existence that involved a struggle for survival against a system designed to annihilate them.” Prisoners were forced to exist in conditions described as “dehumanizing” believing that the camps took away their human rights.
The campaign began with German Jews having their rights taken away, and ended with the death of six million Jews. This attempt to annihilate the Jewish population from Europe is seen as the biggest act of genocide in the world. In January 1945 before the Soviets arrived at Auschwitz, the SS marched 60,000 prisoners 36 miles away. This last march being Germany’s last attempt to exterminate the Jewish
Some prisoners were sent to the left and others to the right. If the prisoners were sent to the right, they were marched to their death. Some prisoners only had a chance to view the concentration camps because they were immediately sent to the death chambers. He prisoners that were instructed to go to their right still endured torture by the Nazis, by performing unpaid labor and undergoing experiments by camp