Auschwitz 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 prisoners from all over German-occupied Europe. 1.1 million people died at Auschwitz. Ninety percent of that was Jewish people. One in six Jews that died during the Holocaust died at this camp. After this part of Poland was annexed by Nazi Germany, Auschwitz was located administratively in Germany, Province of Upper Silesia, Regierungsbezirk Kattowitz, Landkreis Bielitz. Rudolf Höss oversaw the development of the camp and served as the first commandant. Local residents were evicted, including 1,200 people who lived in shacks around the barracks. Around three hundred Jewish residents of Oświęcim were brought in to lay foundations. The Germans also ordered to expel people from many other villages. Construction on Auschwitz II-Birkenau began in October 1941 to ease congestion at the main camp. Plans called for the expansion of the camp first to house 150,000 and eventually as many as 200,000 inmates. Around 10,000 Soviet prisoners arrived at Auschwitz in 1941, by March of 1942 there was only 945 left. Each barrack was to house up to 550 people at a time, but later got changed to 744. Himmler visited the camp in person on July 17 and 18, 1942. He was given a demonstration of a mass killing…
a) pp 108 – 109 “When I reflect…..such a wretch.”
b) pp 110 – 111 “Sometimes I could cope….” to end of chapter.
c) pp 117 – 118 “Devil…again be virtuous”
d) pp 131 – 132 “I lay on my straw….more for themselves”.
e) Pp 137 – 138 “My thoughts now become…” to end of chapter.
f) Pp. 142 – 144 “ My days were spent……whom all men disowned.”
g) Pp 155 – 158 “As I read….but am solitary and abhorred.”
h) Pp 174 – 175 “As I fixed my eyes….this being you must create.”
i) Pp 179 – 180 “ “How…
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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…
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…
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…
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…
camps were being built
in Poland to murder every Jewish person
the Nazis could lay their hands on.
In 1942, the Nazis began the systematic
deportation of Jews from all over Europe to
six extermination camps Chelmno, Belzec,
Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and
• Trains from every country under Hitler’s control
were crowded with men, women and children to
death camps located in Poland.
• This final journey could take days in crowded trucks.
What happened at the Killing…
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…
Ghettos - WWII
The SS: Schutzstaffel (Protection Squadron)
Mobile Gas Units
Transportation to Concentration Camps
Selection at Auschwitz
Auschwitz Gas Chamber/Crematorium
Auschwitz Gas Chamber/Crematorium
The Last Days (1998)
• Part II : “In Madman’s
Hell” – the invasion of
Eight Stages of Genocide by the State
Stage 1 – What can we name it…
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…