Auschwitz concentration camp

The Auschwitz concentration camp was the largest of its kind established by the Nazi regime it included three major camps of all which deployed incarcerated at forced labor. One of them also for an extended period as a killing center.

"Sources:." Auschwitz Concentration Camp The Historical Timeline Http://www.HolocaustResearchProject.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

Life in the Auschwitz concentration camp

Nobody that arrived to the camp could keep any of their belongings. Families who had disembarked together were brutally spilt up by an SS officer, usually a Nazi doctor ordered each person into two lines. People that looked unhealthy, or children and older men and women was sent to the left which was to the gas chambers, the Nazis would tell them they was going to take a "shower".

"Sources:." Auschwitz Concentration Camp The Historical Timeline Http://www.HolocaustResearchProject.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

More facts about the life in Auschwitz.

Once the prisoners got to the camp they had to remove their clothing and it was replaced with a striped uniform (now known as striped pajamas). Men would wear a vest, trousers, hat and coat. Women would wear a smock type dress. The footwear the prisoners had to wear would be wooden or leather clogs, socks were not supplied. Clogs were very uncomfortable they would rub on their feet and ankles causing foot sores which could be very dangerous the conditions  in barracks and around the camp were extremely poor. The prisoners could easily get infections which could lead to death. clothes would be changed every six weeks. The prisoners would have to sleep and work in the same clothes so they would get very dirty. Prisoners were identified by a number printed on their clothing and also an inverted triangle signify the reason for imprisonment. Criminals were marked with a green triangle political prisoners with red, homosexuals with pink, whilst Jehovah’s Witnesses wore a purple triangle and a socials (including Roma) wore a black triangle. In some camps, Jews were usually marked by a yellow triangle over a red triangle to form the Star of David. In others a yellow star identified them as being Jewish.

."Sources:." Auschwitz Concentration Camp The Historical Timeline Http://www.HolocaustResearchProject.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

The gas chambers.

Crematorium started from August 15, 1940 until July 1943. About 340 corpse could be burned every 24 hours after the installation of the three furnaces. The largest room in this building was made as a morgue, it was adapted as the first gas chamber in the Fall of 1941. The SS use Zyklon B to kill thousands of Jews upon arrival, as well as several groups of soviet prisoners of war. Prisoners selected as unlikely not going to recover their health quickly were also killed in the gas chamber.

"Sources:." Auschwitz Concentration Camp The Historical Timeline Http://www.HolocaustResearchProject.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

Effects on people involved

After liberation many Jewish survivors feared to go back to their former homes because the anti-Semitism the persisted in parts of Europe and the trauma they had suffered Some Jews that returned home feared for their lives.

"Sources:." Auschwitz Concentration Camp The Historical Timeline Http://www.HolocaustResearchProject.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

How was the concentration camp solved

On January 27, 1945 the concentration camp was liberated by the 60th army of the 1st Ukraine front, they found 7,000 sick and exhausted prisoners in the Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz camps. The numbers of victims Auschwitz is impossible to determine but recent research indicates that the total number of victims was 1.1 million of whom 90% were Jews.

"Sources:." Auschwitz Concentration Camp The Historical Timeline Http://www.HolocaustResearchProject.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

How Elie Wiesel survived the holocaust.

In 1944 Nazi forced jews who resided in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania to relocate to labor and death. Elie Wiesel was only 15 when he was put into the camp, he was freed in 1945 only him and his two sisters survived.

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How did Iby Knill survive the holocaust.

On June 5th 1944 she was ported to Auschwitz the leaders of her group were Czech she could speak to them and slightly get a larger portion of watery soup and a larger piece of blanket. At the end of July Dr.  Mengele asked for volunteers the two doctors and two nurses who had to come together to Auschwitz had realized if they stayed there they would eventually die. They therefore went and volunteered with a slave labour of five hundred Hungarian women to Lippstadt. In mid March 1945 the hospital unit was evacuated they were taken to Bergen Belsen one of the babies was stood on and killed by a German soldier. when she returned to her mother and brother in Bratislava her father had been gassed on 28th October 1944 in Auschwitz, just before the Germans destroyed the crematorium and gas chamber. She married Bert, a British Army Officer on December 6, 1946 in Bratislava and came to England in March 1947. After her husbands death and after her children left home and made their own lives she felt the need and duty to recall her own past and to record her own history.

"My Story." Iby Knill. N.p., 01 Sept. 2011. Web. 06 May 2015.

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