The Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp Essay

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The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was most notably the worst of all of the German concentration camps in World War II. This camp the highest percentage of Jews that were murdered in this camp. It went from a work/concentration camp to a death/extermination (whichever you prefer to call it) camp, especially towards the end of the war. Many historians have an ongoing debate regarding the likelihood of the American military not bombing the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration/extermination camp. Those for the bombing will argue that it was a matter of lacking political support, while those against the bombing will argue that it was strategically impractical. Strategy is an all important part in war; it is essentially what helped the Allies win the war; there also were Jewish leaders who asked for the camp (and others) to not be bombed, but destroyed in some other way in order to save more Jewish lives. There has been a lot of speculation that the camp was not a specific military target and that is one of the reasons given for not bombing. Another factor that played into this is the accuracy of the U.S. military weaponry during this period. The biggest issue faced here is not the argument itself, but the question of logic. Would sacrificing more innocent lives be worth the risk? The Auschwitz-Birkenau camp was considered the worst of all the camps. It would not have been logical to bomb the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration/extermination camp because the strategic move was…

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