By 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany has created around 20,000 camps to take custody of their victims. These camps were used for many reasons. They forced people to work. They also had extermination camps. They built this so they can do a mass murder. The Nazis have built a number of detention facilities so they can eliminate their “enemies of state.” The prisoners in the early concentration camps were German Communists, socialist, social democrats, ect. The meaning of concentration camps means people very held physically in one location. In March 1938, the Nazis arrested German, and Austrian Jews. Nazis opened up camps where thousands of prisoners died from starvation and exhaustion. These camps expanded quickly which lead to Nazi doctors performing experiments on the prisoners. Later during the German invasion of the Soviet Union more camps were expanded and built in Poland. Later these camps became POW camps where thousands of Soviet POWS were killed. In Nazis Germany, those of Jewish race were terrorized to an even greater extent when the Nazis established the “Final Solution” within Poland. These were even bigger concentration camps designed to kill more prisoners at once. Gas was one of their main approaches to kill the Jews. Many prisoners were killed and very few made it out alive due to the conditions the Jewish had faced within of the “Final Solution”.
- Nazi Germany built 20,000 camps
- Nazi created an extermination camp, so they can murder massive amount of people
- More than 3 million prisoners have died in the Nazis concentration camps
(393) “He was dead. The man was dead. Just give him five more minutes and he would surely fall into the German gutter and die. They would all let him, and they would all watch.”
(375) "Did they deserve any better, these people? How many had actively persecuted others, high on the scent of Hitler's gaze, repeating his sentences, his paragraphs, his opus? Was Rosa Hubermann responsible? The hider of a Jew? Or Hans? Did they all deserve to die? The children?"
(110) “Today is a beautiful day, not only is it our great leader’s birthday-but we also stop our enemies once again. We stop them from reaching into our minds”
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By: Lahina, Pariza and Siham