History Of Nazi Concentration Camps

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Concentration Camps: Deathbed of Millions
Throughout history, the creation of the Nazi concentration camps has continuously proven itself to be one of the most regrettable incidents to have ever been induced by humankind. These camps aided the Germans’ accomplishment of the systematic murder of over 6 million Jews under the reign of the National Socialist Worker’s Party during the Holocaust. From 1933-1945, those who were considered 'undesirable ' by normal society, such as Jews, political opponents, the mentally ill and homosexuals, were placed in detention facilities known as concentration camps. During Adolf Hitler 's tyrannical rule, the Jews, specifically, were exposed to unspeakable terrors in these camps, including the massacre of
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Around 3 million were men, 2 million women, and 1 million children. Some of the countless methods of extermination included the gas chambers, shootings, overwork, starvation and disease. As soon as captives arrived at the concentration camps, they were told to do 2 things. First, the prisoners were divided into 2 groups. One was for people for people who were deemed fit to go and live in the concentration camps, the other for people declared inadequate and sent directly to the gas chambers and killed. The people who were gassed right away were usually those of old age (above 50), young age (below 12), and ones with physical or racial disability. Prisoners in these camps were fed very small rations in comparison to what they were expected to accomplish daily, and often died through famine and excessive weightless. For example, in the Auschwitz concentration camp, prisoners were only fed ‘tea’, watery soup, and black bread weighing 300grams witch a tiny piece of sausage, marmalade, margarine or cheese daily. Life in the camps was also often very unhygienic. This meant that disease spread quickly and was hard to contain, which effectively killed numerous others. Many times, once prisoners were considered no longer of any use in the camp, they were often rounded up and sent elsewhere where they were almost certainly shot and killed. Those were but a few of the countless methods that the Jewish race was exterminated in the Nazi concentration camps. If the Jewish prisoners were not executed upon arrival, they were often forced into unpaid and involuntary slave labour as a method of punishment and

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