Allies Liberation Of Concentration Camps Essay

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Allies Liberation of Concentration Camps
Unfortunately the Holocaust was one of the darkest moments in human history, showing the negative capability of oppression and hate directed towards a group of people. The Holocaust represented the ultimate depths of human morality and just how far it can carry and pile on, each action by the Nazis more evil than the last. For many the liberation of Nazi camps by the Allies could not have come sooner. World War II had devastated just about every corner of the world, taking over 60 million lives, 11 million of those came within Nazi camps. The liberation of these camps uncovered much more than starving prisoners.
Towards the end of the war, the Nazis were losing ground. A legion of countries worked together to liberate the nazi camps. The first allied force to break through was the Soviet Union on the western front, reaching the major camp of Majdanek, located near Lublin, Poland in July of 1944(“Liberation of Nazi Camps”). As the Soviets gained more and more land to the west the Germans would attempt to hide the evidence of the mass killings by demolishing the camps before they were liberated. The United States were responsible for liberating the camps of Buchenwald and Dachau, while the British liberated Bergen-Belsen. Canadian and French forces also aided in the liberation of various camps. Before the Allies entered Germany and Poland to liberate the camps, there were constant disputes on whether the Allies should bomb the camps.…

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