During the reign of Adolf Hitler the monolithic society of the Nazis had one ideally “perfect” way to make sure the Jewish ways, people, and culture became extinct. Behind all of the executions, slavery, and brutal punishments on the Jewish was one large, demonic terror: Auschwitz. Auschwitz was the largest death camp during the times of the Holocaust. It was the Nazis ideal death camp. Auschwitz contained 3 concentration camps, one which extended into an execution camp. These camps were filled with SS officers that gave out nothing but pure hatred to the poor Jews that had the bad luck to be brought to this “camp from hell”. These three camps were called Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II (Auschwitz-Berkneu), and Auschwitz III (Auschwitz- Monowitz). Later on, the 3 camps were made independent and Auschwitz I was the only one left with its original name. Auschwitz I was a 300x200 meter area that was surrounded by electric, barbed-wired fencing and consisted of 27 brick barracks that held 3000 people and 90 wooden barracks that held 9000 people. Also in this unsanitary, cramped area were 5 large crematoriums. These nasty areas were used to suffocate people with gas then burn their bodies in an oven. Also in Auschwitz I were kitchens, bathhouses, laundry facilities, package depot, and storehouses, all where many of the inmates were forced to work. Lastly, Auschwitz conditions were terrible. Given rations of soup and bread each day the prisoners often died from starvation. All prisoners were identified with a tattoo on their arm and forced to wear striped “pajamas”. This increased their vulnerability and humiliation. Auschwitz separated men and women. Only few women survived “picking”, where all prisoners were judged to see who was strong enough for labor. All others, elderly, pregnant
Auschwitz was a concentration camp. It was built by the Third Reich in Poland. The camp was divided in three parts. The first being Auschwitz I, the original camp. The second was Auschwitz II - Birkenau which was an extermination camp and a concentration camp. Finally, Auschwitz III - Monowitz, was a labor camp.
The original purpose of the camp was to hold Polish political prisoners. The first extermination of prisoners began in September of 1941. From 1942 until 1944 trains delivered…
Good morning Mr. Newman and fellow class mates, today I’m going to present to you my project on Mila 18 and on Auschwitz concentration camps.
Q#1 : So first off my segment of the book is from page 522-544. The dates of the story start approximately at the end of april 1948.
Q#2 : last time as Offir presented his project we remember 2 things
- the Nazi Germans try multiple time to capture the ghetto and they fail to infiltrate Mila 18
- the Nazi Germans drop bombs on the ghetto and burn down…
Mr. Marshall; Period 2
Term 4 Social Studies Writing Benchmark
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
AuschwitzBirkenau is the general term for the network of Nazi concentration and labor
camps, established near the Polish city of Oswiecim. Together this complex was the largest of all
the Nazi death camps across Europe and could hold upwards of 150,000 inmates at any given
The majority of prisoners held at Auschwitz were killed in the various gas chambers
though many died from starvation…
Survival in Auschwitz tells of the horrifying and inhuman conditions of life in the Auschwitz death camp as personally witnessed and experienced by the author, Primo Levi. Levi is an Italian Jew and chemist, who at the age of twenty-five, was arrested with an Italian resistance group and sent to the Nazi Auschwitz death camp in Poland in the end of 1943. For ten terrible months, Levi endured the cruel and inhuman death camp where men slaved away until it was time for them to die. Levi thoroughly…
Schachter who is the woman that Elie Wiesel mentioned during his trip to Auschwitz and is also the
woman that is saying this passage in the novel. This passage fits into the novel because Mrs. Schacter is
foreshadowing and describing the horrible fate that awaits for so many Jews at the concentration camp in
This passage horrifies me because she was foreshadowing the fate of many Jews who arrived in Auschwitz.
it is also horrifying to know that people that thought she was…
When a person thinks of the holocaust, what do they think about? Is it the millions of Jews lives that were taken? Adolph Hitler, Auschwitz, and American involvement are some key roles in the holocaust. Adolph Hitler is probably one of the worst people ever to live. When people talk of evil deeds he is at the top of the list. He was a man of words, and could use them to his advantage. He had an ability to talk and make the Germans believe that the Jews were the reason for…
Two British travel agents have caused controversy by offering tours of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland to stag parties. One of the packages includes a bar crawl through Krakow and a visit to a lap dancing club, followed by a tour of the former prison sites the next day. Holocaust survivors and their families think this is outrageous as do many others; however, some think it is a good idea.
Firstly, I think that it should not be used for stag do’s because it is a very a serious place that…
both works. Elie Wiesel’s “Night” and Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” have very similar themes and the symbols used support this assertion.
Fire appears throughout the book “Night” as a cruel abuse of the German Nazi’s power. On the way to Auschwitz, Madame Schachter receives a vision of fire that makes her seem like a mad woman. This vision serves the purpose to be foreshadowing device to the heinous future they will be experiencing. The fire is the cause of their disinterment; the destruction…
family lived in the larger of the two or Serpent Street. On May 16, 1944 the Hungarian authorities allowed the German Army to depart the Jewish Community in Sighet to Auschwitz His inmate Number ‘’A-7713’’, was tattooed onto his left arm. Wiesel and his father were sent to the attached work camp Buna which is A Sub camp of Auschwitz III – Monowitz. He managed to remain with his father for over eight months as they were forced to work under appalling conditions and shuffled among three concentration…
this announcement, six major concentration camps were established all throughout Europe (The “Holocaust” 2). Auschwitz was one of the six major concentration camps spread across Europe during World War ll, but the causalities here were incredibly higher than all the others. With roughly 9 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust all together, “About 1.1 million Jews were killed in Auschwitz, largely in the gas chambers” (The “Holocaust” 2). The gas chambers were disguised as shower houses, about 70-80%…