Pinterest Children wearing concentration camp uniforms shortly after the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet army on 27 January It was predominantly used as a base for imprisoned labourers working for the German chemical company IG Farben. According to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum, an estimated 10, labourers are thought to have died there. Once they were judged incapable of work, most were killed with a phenol injection to the heart.
Lebensunwertes Lebena Nazi designation for people who had no right to life. By then, the Jews were already confined to new ghettos and interned in Nazi concentration camps along with other targeted groups, including Roma, and the Soviet POWs. The adoption of the gassing technology by Nazi Germany was preceded by a wave of hands-on killings carried out by the SS Einsatzgruppen who followed the Wehrmacht army during Operation Barbarossa on the Eastern Front.
Responsibility for the logistics were to be executed by the programme administrator, Adolf Eichmann. Todeslagers were designed specifically for the systematic killing of people delivered en masse by the Holocaust trains. Johann Kremerafter witnessing the gassing of victims at Birkenauwrote in his diary on 2 September Then, when asked, "How do you classify the camps MauthausenDachauand Buchenwald?
The Final SolutionNazi ghettosand Holocaust train In the early years of World War II, the Jews were primarily sent to forced labour camps and ghettoised, but from onward they were deported to the extermination camps under the guise of "resettlement".
For political and logistical reasons, the most infamous Nazi German killing factories were built in occupied Polandwhere most of the intended victims lived; Poland had the greatest Jewish population in Nazi-controlled Europe.
The killing method was based on experience gained by the SS during the secretive Aktion T4 programme of involuntary euthanasia. There were two types of death chambers operating during the Holocaust. All were constructed near branch lines that linked to the Polish railway system.
They had almost identical design, including staff members transferring between locations. The extermination camps were physically small only several hundred metres long and wide and equipped with minimal housing and support installations, not meant for the railway transports. The Nazis deceived the victims upon their arrival, telling them that they were at a temporary transit stop, and soon would continue to German Arbeitslagers work camps farther east.
It became an extermination camp later in the war with victims undergoing mass shootings. This was supplemented with gassings in a van by exhaust fumes from October Once the industrial killings were completed, the van was returned to Berlin.
After a refit the van was then sent to Maly Trostinets for use at the camp there. The Janowska concentration camp near Lwow now Lviv in occupied eastern Poland implemented a selection process.
Some prisoners were assigned to work before death. Others were either transported to Belzec or victims of mass shootings on two slopes in the Piaski sand-hills behind the camp.
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.
It held thousands of Serbs and Jews over a period of days from May to August Prisoners were usually but not exclusively killed by being pushed into deep ravines located near the camp.
Many inmates arriving at Jasenovac were scheduled for systematic extermination. Strong men who were capable of labour and sentenced to less than three years of incarceration were allowed to live.
All inmates with indeterminate sentences or sentences of three years or more were immediately scheduled for execution, regardless of their level of fitness. Others were performed manually with tools such as mallets and agricultural knives and these tools were often used to throw victims off the end of a ramp into the River Sava.
Without being registered to the camp system, most were killed in gas chambers hours after arriving A photograph from a collection known as the Auschwitz Album Heinrich Himmler visited the outskirts of Minsk in to witness a mass shooting.
He was told by the commanding officer there that the shootings were proving psychologically damaging to those being asked to pull the triggers.
Thus Himmler knew another method of mass killing was required. Despite the lethal effects of carbon monoxide, this was seen as unsuitable for use in the East due to the cost of transporting the carbon monoxide in cylinders.
At Auschwitz clothes infested with lice were treated with crystallised prussic acid. The crystals were made to order by the IG Farben chemicals company for which the brand name was Zyklon-B. Once released from their container, Zyklon-B crystals in the air released a lethal cyanide gas.
Fritzch tried out the effect of Zyklon B on Soviet POWs, who were locked up in cells in the basement of the bunker for this experiment. Besides gassing, the camp guards continued killing prisoners via mass shooting, starvation, torture, etc.Whenever Nazi concentration camps are mentioned, it’s rare that the women guards are discussed.
it impossible to witness what went on in these death camps. life and it molded these young. Under the leadership of Adolf Hitler (), the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, or Nazi Party, grew into a mass movement and ruled Germany through totalitarian means from to.
As the allied armies raced towards final victory, advancing troops liberated the camps one-by-one, revealing the horrors of the Nazi concept of establishing a "pure" society. The first liberation came in July when Soviet troops entered Maidanek, a death camp located in Poland two miles from the.
The Ten Worst Nazi Concentration Camps. FEATURED; WORLD WAR II; Oct 12, Shahan Russell. Sinti, Jehovah’s Witnesses, gays, and those of mixed German blood. Though gassing was a major cause of death, so was overwork, malnutrition, poor conditions, inhumane treatment, and infectious diseases.
War History Online. 10 of the Worst Nazi Concentration Camps Final Camps of Death. 9. and a researcher for the truth behind strange stories. Lori is TSW's editor. Freelance writer and editor for over 17 years. An illustration from Eduard Pernkopf's Atlas of Topographical and Applied Human Anatomy.
Historians believe there is a great likelihood that the drawings depict victims of the Nazis.