A 92-year-old holocaust survivor has taken part in an eye-opening reddit ask me anything (ama), where he revealed what life was like in concentration camps, how he kept positive and whether he. So why did hitler only torture the jews and not other people of different nationalties there is many cofusion both online and in novels about the holocaust many poeple say that he was beaten and abused by his father at a young age. Love and mercy and family were words without meaning in camp 14, shin did not know literature existed he saw only one book in the camp, a korean grammar, in the hands of a teacher who wore a.
One argument for why the allies never bombed the camps is that the leaders did not know about the final solution early enough to make plans for bombing runs and that they didn't have reliable intelligence about the camps location. The warsaw concentration camp was a camp complex of the german concentration camps, possibly including an extermination camp located in german-occupied warsaw the various details regarding the camp are very controversial and remain subject of historical research and public debate. Although many people refer to all nazi camps as concentration camps, there were actually a number of different kinds of camps, including concentration camps, extermination camps, labor camps, prisoner-of-war camps, and transit camps one of the first concentration camps was in dachau, in southern germany.
Well we didnt stop the holocaust because we didnt know about it until after wwii so we couldn't help any of the people that were alive and save the others from being killed. During the german occupation, a concentration camp for children was established in the city of łódź it was most probably the only concentration camp of this kind in europe during world war ii. Angela loves history and feels it is essential to our future to know the past or else be destined to repeat it concentration camps were an integral part of nazi germany between the years 1933 and 1945 without them, nazi germany would not have been the threat it had become concentration camps were. For more than 100 years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on earth a new book documents the harrowing history of concentration camps and what author andrea pitzer calls the.
If anything like that ever happened in a concentration camp, the guard who committed such a crime would have been sent to the eastern front, or put in the wing of the bunker that was for the camp guards who committed a crime against the prisoners. Usually, the nazi camp guards chose people for the sonderkommando groups right after those people got to the concentration camps they almost always chose jewish prisoners these people were told they would be killed if they did not ag. What did the german people know about the nazi concentration camps during wwii recent german historiography showed that a lot of germans were definitely aware of mass killings of jews (slavs, mentally disabled etc), but not what specifically happened in the concentration camps. Many husbands and wives of jews in germany were forced to choose between divorce or concentration camps hitler would not allow interracial marriages those that chose to remain married were punished by imprisonment in camps where many died. It has been shown that people were aware of the horrors, but many did not know the extent to which the horrors went in other words, yes many knew the jews, gays, gypsies, etc were being marked and imprisoned and even killed, but not as many knew about the full scale sadistic systematic torture and murder of these people taking place.
His goodness, his kindness, his gentleness, reflect not the 4 or 5 years in a concentration camp but his mother's love and teaching before she was put to death i know even less of the other boy in the picture, and i still don't know what has happened to either of them in the past 15 years. I did not know exactly what i was afraid of, but i remember being absolutely petrified an outhouse is small, and i would retreat to the farthest little corner there was a crack in the front of the outhouse. Explore nine things you may not know about il duce and his 21 years in power mussolini did not take power in a coup he authorized the use of concentration camps and poison gas to. David ben-gurion, chairman of the executive committee, said, we do not know the truth concerning the entire situation in poland and it seems that we will be unable to propose anything concerning this matter ben-gurion and his colleagues were concerned that bombing the camps could kill many jews—or even one jew. The ss team at auschwitz -- a camp where the indiscriminate torture, robbing and murder of people was part of everyday life -- were required to pledge in advance to do precisely the opposite.
A special commission of doctors arrived in auschwitz concentration camp on 28 july 1941, and select unfit prisoners mostly from block 15 to be murdered in one of the euthanasia killing centres. Of course, we do not pretend that the daily itinerary was the same in all concentration camps several factors influenced the condition of life in the camps, such as the ss command of the camp, the nationality and category of prisoner (political, pow, jewish, etc. The allies did not know about these camps till c 1944) in addition, concentration camps were graded according to the harshness of conditions dachau was a grade i camp, buchenwald a grade ii, and auschwitz iii (monowitz) and the mauthausen group of camps were grade iii.
Some of the polish people did try to help the people in the jewish ghetto, but the nazi were not beyond killing anyone who was against them or who helped the jews. 'we did the dirty work of the holocaust': sonderkommando auschwitz sonderkommandos was the name given to concentration camp prisoners whose job was to service the assembly lines of death. There were concentration camps everywhere (not just the few death camps everyone knows about) - i know of 3 at an average distance of some 50 km from where i grew up one of them was mauthausen - a death camp. There was little talk in london about the concentration camps except as places to which captured agents and resistants were deported if they were not executed on the spot and such reports as we did receive were shunted aside because of the official policy in washington and london to concentrate exclusively on the defeat of the enemy.