“There is a place on earth that is a vast desolate wilderness, a place populated by shadows of the dead in their multitudes, a place where the living are dead, where only death, hate and pain exist,” said Giuliana Tedeschi, a holocaust survivor (Tedeschi). The Hungarian Jews assumed they were the safest of all the Jewish groups and in the end suffered the most. Hundreds were shipped in cattle cars without supplies for days to concentration camps. Auschwitz, one of the furthermost used death camps was going under colossal change to prepare for the arrival of the unfortunate Hungarian Jews. Gas chambers, crematoriums, new staff including the SS, and barracks were all is renovated in Auschwitz. This encampment was responsible for the
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This group has an important job, to manage the extermination of the Hungarian Jews. SS Major Adolf Eichmann came to prepare Auschwitz for the daily arrival of 12,000 to 14,000 Jews from Hungary. The machines of destruction were ready. Around the same time Otto Moll, a murderously cruel officer was appointed to serve as Auschwitz’s supervisor. Under Moll’s orders he had the crematoriums were patched and chimneys were lined with iron bands to endure the constant burning of the Jewish corpses. Otto Moll enhanced the amount of railroads leading directly to the crematoriums for extermination (Braham). For the large amount Jews bodies that the crematoria were put in to pits that were around fifty meters long, ten meters wide and two meters deep which were dug by the prisoners. (Braham).
From the spring of 1942 Auschwitz became one of the largest concentration camp for the extermination of the Jews. More than one million Jews lost their lives at Auschwitz. Between May 14th and July 9th around 440,000 Jews were deported to Auschwitz (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). How did all these deportation start without a huge rebellion and fight? Hungary slowly added Germany’s laws that limited the Jewish people; slow enough it did not cause any panic like turning of the lights will in a stadium. These laws eventually forced the Jews to live in small enclosed city slums called ghettos. The