The Time of Holocaust
1.) Holocaust: Discovery of the Camps
On July 24th, 1944, the Russian army came across a concentration camp that was abandoned, it was called Majdanek. It seems that Majdanek was burned to cover up or mask its presence while the Germans retreated, but due to the all the evidence left behind like the gas chambers, it was obviously noticed. This concentration camp was the first camp that had been discovered during the war with Germany. Prisoners were forced to march in brutal conditions, such as the cold terrain. They were also forced to travel without being properly dressed and endure walking the distance for days. One of the most brutal camp evacuations was the death march from Auschwitz camp in Jan 1945 where 15,000 prisoners died on during the death march. 11 days after the Germans abandoned Auschwitz, they discovered 348,820 men's suits and 836,515 women's dresses, all of which were folded. They also found seven tons of women's hair.
2.) Hitler's Final Solution
The "Final Solution" was a Nazi plan to eliminate all the Jewish people, this was all run by the leader himself, Adolf Hitler. This "Final Solution" was divided up into stages, as in from, enforcing racism, anti Jewish legislation, etc. The plan was basically to create a society where there are only Germans and no Jewish people. In 1941, the Germans invaded the soviet union using mobile killing squads and started to exterminate Jewish communities. Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, were a few camps that were used to carry out genocide, approximately 3 million Jews were killed by gas at these extermination camps. All together, "The Final Solution" consisted of a mass murder of 6 million Jews, they were either gunned down, gassed, starved, etc. The Germans wiped out at least two-thirds of the European Jewry.
3.)Holocaust: A Survivor's Experience
To be able to survive the holocaust let alone witness it with your own eyes is incredibly...
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