Holocaust Dialogue

Topics: Auschwitz concentration camp / Pages: 3 (649 words) / Published: Mar 25th, 2014
1942: POLAND – KRAKOW
During the Holocaust in World War II, a number of concentration camps and extermination camps were constructed. Auschwitz II Birkenau, was the main execution camp where there were three gas-chambers, each with their own crematorium, and could kill up to 6 000 Jews a day. The truck arriving with all the prisoners came to a stop when it had reached its destination, where a doctor sorted the prisoners in two separate lanes, splitting loved ones, women, children, the elderly and those claimed to be weak and unfit, from the younger and healthier men. Upon entering the camp, a sign that read “Arbeit Macht Frei”, which meant that those who have worked are promised their freedom. One of the Camp Commanders, Arthur Liebehenschel, received the left lane group, which was the weak, at the gate and guided them to Black Wall.

Arthur Liebehenschel:
Okay prisoners. Welcome to your new home. This is where you will work every day for one meal. We expect of you to work hard, because freedom is earned. It’s time to show me that you’re not a pity race after all, like Hitler claims you to be. Before we can start your glorious time here, I expect of you to go to the ante-room first, where all your clothes and belongings will be removed in order for you to be disinfected. Afterwards, I will receive you at Black Wall, where you will take a shower, in order for the disinfection to take place. Only after that you will receive your belongings back and a new set of working clothes. You will be reunited with separated loved ones afterwards. Please follow Commander Richard Baer to the ante-room.

Richard Baer:
Follow me! (The prisoners blindly followed the Commander to the ante-room). Everybody march in a single file, until everybody is inside the room. Then, remove your clothes and all of your personal belongings and place it on the floor. It can only be reclaimed after the disinfection process. (The prisoners start marching in a

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