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One of the first concentration camps built was at Buchenwald, while the ghettos in Poland were widely known. At first, Jews who held jobs that were regarded as critical to the war effort were allowed to stay. However that soon changed about fall 1941, when Gestapo agents started to order Jewish families out of their apartments into trucks that headed for the east; most of them headed for the concentration camps and ghettos in Poland, Byelorussia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Russia. Margot Rosenthal of Berlin was able to hide from the Gestapo agents until 5 Dec 1941 before she was found and forced to relocate to a ghetto in Bavaria. "Send us something to eat, we are starving," she wrote her friend Ruth Andreas-Friedrich in Berlin.
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. The universities refused to admit Jews, denied degrees to those already studying, and fired Jewish academics; government transport offices organized the trains that were scheduled for the deportation to the camps; German pharmacist
In the beginning of the Holocaust, many people were sent to labor camps but died of infections or from working so much. There were about six large concentration camps that were used to kill the Jews upon entry into the camp. The Jews that weren’t immediately sent to concentration camps lived in Ghettos until they were sent to the extermination camps. Living in ghettos was terrible, considering the size of the area was condensed and many families had to live in one house together. Gas chambers were invented as a way to kill Jews and others quickly.
Ghettos were temporary holding places for Jews. The Nazis wanted the concentration camps to exterminate the majority of the Jews, but the ghettos gave more opportunities for natural death (Byers 73). Many Jews were also forced to do labor in the ghettos, which sometimes caused natural death (Byers 73). Most Jews were moved to ghettos in the mid to late 1930’s. Lots of Jews were moved to ghettos in a “single stroke” on February 8, 1940.
In 1944 the Germans decided to clear up the Lodz ghetto completely because the Russian army was getting closer. When they arrived at the Auschwitz, Dr.mengele selected people to work and the others straight to their death. Arek was clueless but he noticed that there were two lines one line had all the healthy people the other had the weak he was on the weak so he snuck into the other line on the right. He was forced to wear a striped suit and leave all his belongings he had his head shaved and body shaved and was made to take a shower he was then tattooed the number B7608 and from that day on he was called by that number and he was no longer Arek as if he was no just and object no a human being. After a few weeks Arek had to work for the SS
This period was known as the stage of final judgment. The camp was released by the Soviet Army (Russian), in 1945. It is believed that more than 1.3 million prisoners were executed in the concentration camp, mostly Jews, Gypsies and Poles. Today, the concentration camp of Auschwitz has been converted into a museum, in which are seen the atrocities committed during the Nazi regime. Bergen-Belsen The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was initially intended as a prisoner war camp, where, be exchanged for German prisoners of war camp prisoners.
AUSHWITZ Bents dulcio ped3 The New York times states that over 4000,000 Jews were brutally killed in the German concentration camp known as Auschwitz. The concentration camp known as Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp ever to be erected by the Nazi regime. Auschwitz consisted of three main camps (one of which was a major killing center for a long period of time). Auschwitz I was built in 1942 and is 37miles west of the city of Krakow. Auschwitz II made in 1942 , it is also known as Auschwitz Birkenau.
The Holocaust (from the Greek holókaustos meaning “burnt whole”) was the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II, lasting from 1939-1945. It was a systematic killing programme overseen by the ruling German Nazi party throughout the lands they occupied. Of the nine million Jews who had lived in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds died. The question so often asked is: what caused this atrocity? Discrimination against Jews In the year 70 AD the Romans banished the original Jews from their homeland, Israel.