Concentration Camps

Concentration Camps started in 1933. The Nazi's organized many concentration camps to torture and make Jews suffer. Prisoners was kept in really bad shape and could go days without eating. Jews worked every day and was punished for no reason. They had very little to eat so most of the Jews you could see their bones. They went days without eating and some even starved to death. When they first got to the camp the Nazi's took all their belongings including, clothes, gold teeth, money, memories, and separated boys and girls.

Selection is where the Jews got completely naked and had to run in front of the Nazi's and if the Nazi's didn't think they was strong enough then they would go in the line to be killed and if they past then they would be able to live a little longer. If they didn't past then they would go to the oven to burn. After a while they got behind on burning people because they would drop dead due to the lack of food and water they stack of dead bodies in holes and let them stay there and rot.

Concentration camps ended after WWll was over and Germany won and Hitler shot him self there was no one left to run them. When the American soldiers came they found dead bodies and thousands of people that was weak and starving. The Jews that were left got to go home but most was scared that people was going to go and kill them.

Auschwitz: Auschwitz concentration camp was the largest camp the Nazis ever made. Auschwitz had three camps that were Auschwitz 1, Auschwitz 2, and Auschwitz 3. Approximately 1.3 million people was deported to Auschwitz and approximately 1.1 million died there.

Train Rides: Jews were being transported to concentration camps they would get on a train and not know anything about where they was going or what would happen to them. They would be on the train for days and not have anything to eat an be packed in one little spot. Most of the time the train ride was the last time they would see their families. Before the would leave a Nazi would tell someone if anyone escapes you will die. so that one person that was in charge of anyone escaping would be scared to try to stop anyone to escape.

A man was talking about how they got tattoos and where they slept and how their life was there and how they was killed and the bodies were exposed and how they killed them and why it was a big problem.

Many movies was made from concentration camps. In the movie "Life Is Beautiful" a boy and his family is taking to a concentration camp and the boy is really young so his dad tries to make everything look like a game because he didn't want to make his son upset so he told him to not complain about not eating and to work hard and they would get points and the more points they got they would win and get to go home. In the movie it showed how bad the Jews was treated and how little they ate. The movie is a very good example of how everything was back then.

What do Jews believe in?

1. God exists 

  2. God is one and unique

  3. God is incorporeal

  4. God is eternal

  5. Prayer is to be directed to God alone and to no other

  6. The words of the prophets are true

  7. Moses' prophecies are true, and Moses was the greatest of the prophets

  8. The Written Torah and Oral Torah (teachings now contained in the Talmud and other writings) were given to Moses

  9. There will be no other Torah

  10. God knows the thoughts and deeds of men

  11. God will reward the good and punish the wicked

  12. The Messiah will come

  13. The dead will be resurrected

The Nazis didn't like the Jews because of what they believed in and just who they was.

The Anne Frank House was a house that Jews went to, to be able to hide from the departure of Jews. The door was hid from a moveable book case so no one knew they were there. When the Jews was hiding there the supplied them with food and news from the outside world. After the war Otta Frank published his daughters diary translated and answered all questions anyone had that had read the diary.

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Six extermination camps were established between 1941 and 1943 with only one made to exterminate the Jews. A total of three million Jews were murdered in these camps.

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