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    help his parents receive their visa’s so they too, could come to America. To recieve an affidavit, you would need an american sponsor. Kurt was working hard to recieve an income and support his parents. In the end, America had the final call on visas. Unfortunately, it was getting harder and harder to receive visas in America due to the increase of immigrants. America was proven to be anti-seminism during the Holocaust. The State Department was blocking America from knowing the truth of what was going on in Germany. Camp Gurs had a impact on both of these families. Camp Gurs was an internment and refugee camp in France. Kurt’s parents were sent to this refugee camp as along with Beatrice’s uncle Walter who was arrested at the same time as Beatrice’s father Julies. Food was scarce and poor in quality. There was no sanitation, running water, or plumbing inside the camp. Residents would sleep on sacks of straw placed on the floor. The camp did not offer protection to the cold and due to the climate that had lots of precipitation, the fabric soon started to deteriorize which allowed rain water to enter the cabins. The conditions were harsh and unhumanly.…

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    The Nazis established a concentration camp near the town of Natzweiler, 31 miles south of Strasbourg, on a hill in the Vosges Mountains. Natzweiler-Struthof was one of the smallest concentration camps. It was apparently established after Albert Speer, Hitler’s architect, who had been on an inspection tour of recently occupied France and had noticed that there was granite deposits in the Natzweiler area. The Deutsche Erd-und Steinwerke GmbH AKA “The German Earth and Stone-Works Ltd”,reacted to…

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    Elie Wiesel was born on Sighet, Transylvania on September 30, 1928. He grew up with his three sisters, his mom, and his dad being taught all about Jewish religion. He lived here 15 years of his life. At the age of 15, when World War II was beginning, he and his entire family were raptured and taken to a concentration camp in Auschwitz. He lived many years in this concentration; he lived in horrible and inhumane conditions. In this camp, only him, his dad and his two older sister…

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    Elie Wiesel and Jaques Matzner shared similar characteristics and experience in the concentration camps. They are both male and sadly the only ones to survive the Holocaust in their family. When Elie was being transported into Auschwitz he had to ride in some sort of trains which is similar to Jaques because he too had to ride a train to Auschwitz. The trains contained many people and were typically packed. There would also be casualties within the trains because people would be crushed to death…

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    Concentration camps In this paper about the Concentration camps in World War II. I will be talking about what the Concentration camps were and what they did. This will be how harsh and bad they were. I hope you learn a lot about the camps in this paper. So what were the Concentration Camps? Well they were Camps for the Jews. Each camp was about 15 miles big but the major ones like Auschwitz was about 37 miles big. Dubuque is about 31 miles big and Auschwitz is 37 miles big. ("Auschwitz."…

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    From Poland, the Soviet troops went on to take the Baltic States and Germany continued towards France. Hitler’s goal was not just to take control of the world; he also had intentions of creating a supreme Arian race. Slowly, Hitler began to oppress the Jewish people of Germany. Germany’s first official concentration camp, Dachau, was opened in March of 1933. Many of Dachau’s first prisoners were communists. Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi Elite guard, also known as the SS, ran this…

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    The Survivors Taduesz Borowski’s “Silence” occurred in a concentration camp. In this story, the prisoners were able to implement their revenge against a German soldier by “tramping him to death” (641). “I assure you that the guilty will be punished, in this camp as well as in all the others” (641), despite of the reassurance that was provided to them by an American soldier they still continued to pursue their plan by attaining justice with their own hands. All the glimpse of hope they had were…

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    occurred inside the concentration camps, the Nazi…

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    Auschwitz is unlike the other concentration camps, while others are only a small part of the system; Auschwitz was the main camp. This concentration camp/ death camp was larger than the rest and have different sections for different actions. Auschwitz had three sections built within it these include Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II, and Auschwitz III. In 1942 through 1944 the SS authorities at Auschwitz established thirty-nine smaller camps. The inmates were forced into working in either the coal mines…

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    Concentration Camps People have wondered what it would be like to be living in a Nazi concentration camp at the time they took over half of Europe It was brutal for all the people that did live there back then. There were Germans everywhere scouting for the Jewish or political prisoners that escaped. They were sent to the concentration camps for those people do deal with. Because Balzac, Treblinka, and Auschwitz had many people killed in the camps, much is to be learned about the survivor’s…

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