Monday, March 18, 2019
The Holocaust and Aushwitz :: European Europe History
The Holocaust and AushwitzINTRODUCTION The Holocaust is the most worthless crime against humanity of all times. Hitler, in an attempt to establish the unpolluted Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population.He proceeded to extend his goal in a systematic scheme. One of his main methods of doing by with these undesirable was through the use of assimilation camps. In January 1941, in a meeting with his top officials the final solution was decided. Jews were to be eliminated from the population. Auschwitz was the concentration camp that carried pop Hitlers final solution in greater numbers than any other. In this paper I will discuss concentration camps with a enlarge description of the most well-known one, Auschwitz. CONCENTRATION CAMPS The first concentration camps were even up up in 1933. In the early days of Hitler, concentration camps were places that held great deal in protective cu stody. Victims for protective custody included those who were both physically and mentally ill, gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah Witnesses, Jews and anyone against the Nazi regime. Gypsies were classified as people with atleast twain gypsy great grandparents. By the end of 1933 there were atleast fifty concentration camps throughout occupied Europe. At first, the camps were controlled by the Gestapo (police), but by 1934 the S.S. (Hitlers personal security force) were ordered, by Hitler, to control the camps. Camps were set up for different purposes. just about for forced labor, others for medical experiments and, later on, for death/ extermination. Transition camps were set up as holding places for death camps. Henrick Himmler, chief of the German police, the Gestapo, thought that the camps would generate an economic base for the soldiers. This did not happen. The work force was poorly make and working conditions were inhumane. Therefore, productivity was minimal. Camps were set u p along railroad lines, so that the prisoners would be conveniently close to their destination. As they were being transported, the soldiers kept coitus the Jews to have hope. When the camps were finally opened, most of the families who were shipped out together ended up being separated. Often, the transports were a sampling of what went on in the camps, cruelty by the officers, near starvation of those being transported, fetid and unsanitary conditions on the trains. On the trains, Jews were starved of food and water for days.