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  Holocaust Timeline: The Camps
Camps were an essential part of the Nazis' systematic oppression and mass murder of Jews, political adversaries, and others considered socially and racially undesirable.
The death camps proved to be a better, faster, less personal method for killing Jews, one that would spare the shooters, not the victims, emotional anguish.
Ultimately, the Nazis were responsible for the deaths of some 2.7 million Jews in the death camps.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /holocaust/timeline/camps.htm   (1176 words)

 Selected Camps: Belzec
The location of the camps had to be in desolate places, as far as possible from inhabited areas, to maintain secrecy and to keep the knowledge of what was transpiring within them from the local population.
And third, the camps had to be in vicinity of the occupied territories of the Soviet Union so as to encourage the belief that the Jews who had disappeared had eventually reached labor camps in the vast areas of the East" (Arad 23).
Camp I, in the northwestern part, was the reception area, which included the railway spur, which accommodated twenty railway cars, the assembly square for the arriving deportees, and two barracks, one for undressing and the second to store personal belongings.
cghs.dade.k12.fl.us /ib_holocaust2001/Final_Solution/selected_camps/belzec.htm   (2134 words)

 A Trip to the Camps (visiting Nazi concentration and death camps)
The camp is easy to reach by train, which is one reason the Nazis put it there, to centralize their systematic exploitation, robbery, and murder of Europe's Jews.
The first two camps are open to the public as a museum, with educational displays housed in Auschwitz I. I was glad to see so many people at Auschwitz I, but I was saddened by the children running inside the rebuilt gas chamber and crematorium I.
Unlike the concentration camps, the death camps in Poland like Chelmo and Treblinka were built to kill the greatest number of people in the shortest amount of time.
www.rudyfoto.com /hol/campstory.html   (5780 words)

 American Concentration Camps
While the inmates of these camps were, at least, spared from being made into lampshades, they were forced into labor and some were actually drafted into the military (a practice which resulted in a sharp rebuke from a federal judge when the government tried to prosecute resisters).
Many were transferred to Camp X-Ray, a heavily fortified compound located in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in order to circumvent any efforts to apply the U.S. judicial process on behalf of those being held.
Camp X-Ray, presumably the most humanitiarian of the detention facilities in use, is a harsh but apparently semi-humane set-up, with Orwellian propaganda posters in abundance and tiny razor-wire cells sized just large enough to allow prisoners to lie down.
www.rotten.com /library/conspiracy/american-concentration-camps   (2160 words)

 Australian Memories Of The Holocaust
There were transit camps, labour camps, prisoner of war camps, camps for children, camps for women, concentration camps and extermination camps.
In general, the camps were places where inmates were concentrated and either killed immediately, or killed by or after being put to forced labour.
Usually when a transport arrived at a camp, it was met by camp guards and all those people who had survived the journey were hustled off the trains with shouts, whips, dogs and guns.
www.holocaust.com.au /mm/camps.htm   (891 words)

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In some sense, all of the concentration camps, and there were hundreds of them, were death camps in that thousands of inmates died of starvation, being worked to death, exposure to the elements, epidemics and disease, or simply being executed for alleged crimes.
Sobibor extermination camp was built in March, 1942, in a forest near the village of Sobibór in eastern Poland, on the Bug River.
Originally, the camp was under the jursidiction of the Danzig chief of police; however, in 1941, it was reassigned as an SS camp.
www.mtsu.edu /~baustin/holocamp.html   (4386 words)

 Concentration Camps
Concentration camps were camps that the Jewish, Gypsie, or other people were forced to go to, to be tortured or forced to do work.
The people were sent from a forced labor camp to a death camp when they became old or when they were weak to be killed.
The camp later became a walled-in ghetto (a part of a city where Jewish people were forced to live) in 1941.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0210520/concentration_camps.htm   (846 words)

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Camps were located in Taiga, a huge forest in Russian Siberia.
Death played no favorites and came readily to all, regardless of gender, beliefs or nationality.
Under the inhuman conditions of the camps, the civilised and cultural folks appeared to be less equipped for survival than the criminals.
www.angelfire.com /extreme4/kiddofspeed/camps/camps.html   (779 words)

 ::The death camps::
The Nazi death camps built in Poland came to symbolise the depths to which Nazism would go to fulfill Hitler's dream of a 'master race'.
With the exception that some of the death camps had 'factory elements' to them, they were no less than places where mass murder was planned to take place.
Some prisoners did escape from the camps and told the Polish resistance movement exactly what was going on in the camps and this information was sent to London to the Polish Government in exile who accordingly informed the Allies.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /death_camps.htm   (338 words)

 Death camps - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Death camps, despite their gloomy name, were a series of fun and entertaining holiday, winter, and summer camps in the Third Reich (Nazi Germany).
Most of the death camps operated from 1941 to early 1945, serving joy and happiness to hundreds or even thousands of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, communists, loonies, Jehovah's Witnesses, Freemasons, and idiots simultaneously (though it was most common for loonies and idiots to be euthanized, or made younger, by their doctors).
Thus, soon after the camps were discovered by the nations attacking Germany, swift action was taken against the Happy-Happy Joy-Joy camps and what they stood for.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Death_camps   (1644 words)

 Gallery - Other Camps - Photos
A group of Jewish men awaiting death in a gas van at the Chelmno death camp, 1942.
The interior of a barracks in the Flossenbürg concentration camp that was intended to house 1500 prisoners; Date: May 5, 1945.
The last words of inmates of the death camp at Stutthof are carved into these walls.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /holocaust/resource/gallery/CampMisc.htm   (407 words)

 Nazi Archive Sheds Light on Death Camps - General - RedOrbit
Couched in patronizing and dehumanizing language, documents from the earliest camps foreshadow a system that would define the word "genocide." They show that years before the mass-scale killings began at death camps such as Auschwitz, the intellectual groundwork of viewing categories of humanity as subhuman was already in place.
Files on the two camps seen by AP reveal an utter contempt by the SS not only for inmates but for civilian authority, at a time when Nazi rule had not yet taken full control of all institutions of power.
Auschwitz was the largest of six camps whose primary purpose was to kill Jews at maximum speed.
www.redorbit.com /news/general/778962/nazi_archive_sheds_light_on_death_camps/index.html?source=r_general   (1621 words)

 Files uncover Nazis' trail of death - The Boston Globe
The cause of death for each was a single bullet to the base of the skull: Genickschuss -- neck shot.
''In the concentration camps, unlike the extermination camps, everything was carefully recorded," said Udo Jost, archive manager for the tracing section of the International Committee of the Red Cross that oversees a gigantic archive whose millions of files have for six decades been kept largely hidden from public view.
On May 16, the 11-nation commission that oversees the archives is expected to vote to allow researchers access to registration documents, identification cards, police interrogation sheets, concentration camp records, and all the other details of the millions of camp prisoners and slave laborers.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/05/07/files_uncover_nazis_trail_of_death   (1671 words)

 Inside a Nazi Death Camp, 1944
The system grew to include about 100 camps divided into two types: concentration camps for slave labor in nearby factories and death camps for the systematic extermination of "undesirables" including Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally retarded and others.
The camp was separated from the road by a couple of barbed-wire fences, but these did not look particularly sinister, and might have been put up outside any military or semi-military establishment.
The first Death Camp, devoted to the extermination of those the Nazis deemed undesirable, was established in 1941 at Chelmno in Poland.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /maidanek.htm   (1033 words)

 Introduction & Images of Nazi Death Camps in Auschwitz by Adrian Warren
When camp survivors started to tell of life inside Auschwitz, their stories were of crimes of such depravity and on such a scale that it was far beyond human comprehension.
Most of the victims, some 75% according to Rudolf Hoss the camp commandant, were gassed immediately on arrival: in the first camp the gas chamber could despatch 700 people at a time, with three ovens to burn the corpses.
In the second camp there were eventually four gas chambers and crematoria, each of which could despatch 2,000 people.
www.lastrefuge.co.uk /data/articles/nazi_death_camps-Auschwitz/auschwitz_page1.htm   (1545 words)

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The Nazi camp system began as a system of repression directed against political opponents of the Nazi state.
During World War II, the organization and scale of the Nazi camp system expanded rapidly and the purpose of the camps evolved beyond imprisonment toward forced labor and outright murder.
The camp population came to include prisoners from almost every European nation.
www.ushmm.org /outreach/ncamp.htm   (246 words)

 Japan's Death Camps
The object was not, as with the Germans, the extermination of a people, but instead was to use incarcerated common criminals and prisoners of war as guinea pigs in biological and, to a lesser extent, chemical warfare experiments.
They began a vast network of Death Camps by the time World War II began, stretched from the remote steppes of Inner Mongolia to Singapore, and from Bangkok to Manila.
Central to this empire of death was Ping Fan, a suburb of the city of Harbin in North China, where the architect of Japan's chemical and biological warfare program, Lt. General Shiro Ishii, had his headquarters.
bigbob47.blogster.com /japans_death_camps.html   (1085 words)

 Ukraine Adoption Blog - Ukraine's Death Camps (Orphanages) for Children
A death camp is a concentration camp which has been deliberately set up in order to kill those imprisoned there; such camps are not intended as punishment for criminal actions, rather, they are intended to facilitate genocide.
Remember, these institutions referred to as Death Camps are internats not orphanages and that the report which revealed the dreadful conditions included 2 statements.
A witness describing them as concentration camps and the words of the director who stated that his staff were too busy burying children to provide effective care.
ukraine.adoptionblogs.com /weblogs/ukraine-s-death-camps-for-children   (706 words)

 Concentration Camps
It was born of the hopelessness of the situation, the constant danger of death looming over us daily and hourly, and the closeness of the deaths suffered by many of the others.
Sometimes there was another ghastly train journey to be made from the concentration camp to one of the death camps.
Sometimes the prisoners were gassed in trucks or in trains and never reached a death camp at all.
www.rossel.net /Holocaust08.htm   (2481 words)

 Killing Centers: Overview
Unlike concentration camps, which served primarily as detention and labor centers, killing centers (also referred to as "extermination camps" or "death camps") were almost exclusively "death factories." German SS and police murdered nearly 2,700,000 Jews in the killing centers either by asphyxiation with poison gas or by shooting.
In 1942, in the Generalgouvernement (a territory in the interior of occupied Poland), the Nazis opened the Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka killing centers (known collectively as the Operation Reinhard camps) to systematically murder the Jews of Poland.
Almost all of the deportees who arrived at the camps were sent immediately to death in the gas chambers (with the exception of very small numbers chosen for special work teams known as Sonderkommandos).
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005145   (464 words)

 Death, terror in N. Korea gulag - January 2003: Crisis in the Koreas- msnbc.com
At one camp, Camp 22 in Haengyong, some 50,000 prisoners toil each day in conditions that U.S. officials and former inmates say results in the death of 20 percent to 25 percent of the prison population every year.
Ahn Myong Chol, a guard at the camp (which is sometimes known as Hoeryong) from 1987 through 1994, examined the satellite photos of Camp 22 for NBC News.
Their litany of camp brutalities is unmatched anywhere in the world, say human rights activists.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/3071466   (1814 words)

Did you ever wonder what it would feel like to be in a death camp when the Holocaust took place.
In this Web Quest, you will be asked to identify the death camps, and learn information about the death camps, when, how, and why they were established during the Holocaust and any other information pertaining to death camps and the Holocaust.
Find information to provide to students so you are able to defend why death camps were necessary or why death camps were not necessary.
www.public.iastate.edu /~bmorton/webquest/homepage.html   (906 words)

 (AP) Archive Sheds Light on Nazi Death Camps | WKRN.COM
Holocaust historians are only now piecing together the scattered research in many languages to understand the vast scope of the camps, prisons and punishment centers that scarred German-ruled Europe, like a pox on the landscape stretching from Greece to...
Couched in patronizing and dehumanizing language, documents from the earliest camps foreshadow a system that would define the word "genocide." They show that years before the mass-scale killings began at death camps such as Auschwitz, the intellectual groundwork of viewing categories of humanity as subhuman was already in
In Lichtenburg _ a drafty, disused Renaissance castle _ an officer reported to his commander that the "sharp cutback of bread and rations is having a negative effect" on the prisoners, who were looking "sleepy and tired" and increasingly ill, he reported.
www.wkrn.com /nashville/news/ap-archive-sheds-light-on-nazi-death-camps/67280.htm   (1665 words)

 Petition For The Closure Of Olongapo Prostitution Death Camps Petition
Petition For The Closure Of Olongapo Prostitution Death Camps Petition
Petition For The Closure Of Olongapo Prostitution Death Camps
This is a worldwide petition calling on the Philippine government to close the prostitution death camps of Olongapo and Subic Bay, Philippines.
www.petitiononline.com /olong/petition.html   (412 words)

 Concentration Camps in America
While some ethnic and racial groups, such as the Kulaks, were chosen for extinction by Soviet gulag, the Communists mostly chose as their victims those whom they believed to be enemies, or "potential" enemies, of their peculiar Illuminist philosophy.
Japanese who refused to voluntarily climb into the crude cattle trucks to be hauled off to the camps were often beaten and forcibly hauled away in handcuffs.
Death quotas had to be fulfilled by village chiefs, local political bureaucrats and lower-level commanders.
www.texemarrs.com /122002/concentration_camps_in_america.htm   (1553 words)

 Beyond the Pale: The Death Camps
As the killing centers are not ready yet, the victims are dumped into overcrowded "ghettos" close to the death camps.
They are taken by train to transit camps and from there transported in cattle trains across Europe to the extermination camps.
Able-bodied men and women are put to work in the camp workshops or in factories especially set up in Auschwitz by German industry.
www.friends-partners.org /partners/beyond-the-pale/english/54.html   (369 words)

 Auschwitz, Nazi death camp
Auschwitz-Birkenau, Nazi Germany's largest concentration and extermination camp facility, was located nearby the provincial Polish town of Oshwiecim in Galacia, and was established by order of Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler on 27 April 1940.
Children born in the camp were generally killed on the spot.
When a mother did not want to be separated from her thirteen-year-old daughter, and bit and scratched the face of the SS man who tried to force her to her assigned line, Mengele drew his gun and shot both the woman and the child.
www.auschwitz.dk /Auschwitz.htm   (1480 words)

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