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German Concentration Camps
Transcript of German Concentration Camps
1. Auschwitz-Birkenau Poland
2. Belzec Poland
3. Treblinka Poland
4. Bergen-Belsen Germany
5. Buchenwald Germany
6. Dachau Germany
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Auschwitz was the worst camp that you could be sent to. More than 1.1 million Poles, Jews, Soviets, and Jehovah's Witnesses died here. 90% of those who died were Jewish. This camp has the highest death rates.
At first it was a slave labor camp but in 1941 Hitler gave an order to kill all of the Jews and Poles so they could have room for German Christians. Around 500,000-600,000 Jews, Poles, Russians, and Gypsies died here.
Treblinka was specifically meant for death. In 1941, about 70,000 handicapped Germans had been killed. Somewhere between 700,000 and 900,000 Jews were killed and about 2,000 died here. This camp has the second highest death rate.
Hitler was in power of Germany during World War II.
Bergan-Belsen was built to be a POW camp and it held 95,000 prisoners. Many of the prisoners died from starvation, disease, and lack of care. When the camp was liberated in 1945, about 13,000 corpses were lying around. About 50,000 people had died here,
Her family was found and arrested in 1944
Anne Frank cont.
After her family was arrested, she ended up in the same barracks as her mother and sister at Auschwitz. A while later, her sister and she were moved to Bergen-Belsen. In February of 1945, Anne Frank died at the age of 15. Many people know that her father, Otto Frank, was the only member of the Frank family that survived.
*For more information about Anne Frank's life during World War II you can refer to the following link.
Buchenwald was the very first camp to be liberated by the Allies in World War II. In 1942, this camp was used for medical experiments. Then in 1944, the Allies bombed the camp and killed 388 and wounded about 2,000 prisoners. By 1945, about 33,462 prisoners had died from being executed, starvation, and experimentation,
Dachua was first used to hold prisoners that opposed Hitler. In August of 1940, Jews were starting to be sent here. By the time it was liberated in 1945, more than 243,000 prisoners had died here.