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  Nazi concentration camps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nazis adopted the term euphemistically from the British concentration camps of the Second Anglo-Boer War to conceal the deadly nature of the camps.
These death camps, including Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, and Auschwitz-Birkenau are often referred to as "concentration camps," though scholars of the Holocaust draw a distinction between concentration camps and death camps.
Sometimes the concentration camps were used to hold important prisoners, such as the generals involved in the attempted assassination by bomb of Hitler, U-Boat captain turned Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoller, and Admiral Wilhelm Canaris who was interned at Flossenburg ing February 7, 1945, until he was hanged on April 9th, shortly before the war's end.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nazi_concentration_camps   (898 words)

 Holocaust Timeline: The Camps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Camps were an essential part of the Nazis' systematic oppression and mass murder of Jews, political adversaries, and others considered socially and racially undesirable.
Ultimately, the Nazis were responsible for the deaths of some 2.7 million Jews in the death camps.
The total figure for the Jewish genocide, including shootings and the camps, was between 5.2 and 5.8 million, roughly half of Europe's Jewish population, the highest percentage of loss of any people in the war.
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 MSN Encarta - Concentration Camp
Concentration Camp, a place where selected groups of people are confined, usually for political reasons and under inhumane conditions.
Concentration camps are also known by various other names such as corrective labor camps, relocation centers, and reception centers.
In Russia the Bolsheviks established concentration camps for suspected counterrevolutionaries in 1918.
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 war and social upheaval: World War II -- concentration camps
The first camp was estavlisged at Daccah in 1933 and was to be a model for the vast network of camps throughout Europe that were to follow.
The first concentration camps set up in Germany were followed after the start of World War II by a myriad of camps throughout Western Euope run by the SS as a state within a state.
One of the tragedies of the liberation of the NAZI camps was that many of the Russian POWs and slave laborers who managed to survive the horific conditions in the camps were arrested and intererned in the Soviet Gulag.
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 Nazi anthem and Nazi Anthem including odessa nazi
Neo nazi symbols in http://hitler-and-the-nazis.znzh.com hitler and the nazis.
Ratzinger nazi in http://nazi-looted-art.znzh.com nazi looted art.
Neo nazi symbols in http://hitler-and-the-nazis.znzh.com hitler and the nazis.
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 Nazi Concentration Camps | Schindler's List DVD
During World War II, many Nazi concentration camps were built and utilized by the German Nazi forces to house, enslave and kill Jews and all other subjugated persons and ethnicities under Nazi reign.
A Nazi concentration camp was essentially a prison where the Nazi regime sent millions of people deemed dangerous or threatening including the disabled, diseased and sick, Jews and other non-German minorities.
Although there were killings carried out at labor camps, many of the victims were sent to death camps from labor camps after they were determined to be useless to the labor force.
www.schindlerslist.com /nazi-concentration-camps.html   (304 words)

 ce soir concentration camps anne delvaux prntera le jt de la   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Pope Benedict XVI said Wednesday that the Nazi concentration camps, in which millions of Jews were sent to their deaths, remained "an indelible shame in the history of humanity." During the sermon of his weekly...
The camp was a dumping ground for Russian prisoners of war and Jews who were forced to move to other camps because of...
One of the first concentration camps to be liberated by the Allies 60 years ago Friday, Dachau Concentration Camp was also among the first places in which the West was exposed to the extent of Nazi brutality.
concentrationcamps.sapscamps.com   (1176 words)

 Classification System in Nazi Concentration Camps
The Nazis harassed German male homosexuals, whose sexual orientation was considered a hindrance to the expansion of the German population.
From 1938, Jews in the camps were identified by a yellow star sewn onto their prison uniforms, a perversion of the Jewish Star of David symbol.
After 1939 and with some variation from camp to camp, the categories of prisoners were easily identified by a marking system combining a colored inverted triangle with lettering.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005378   (387 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.
The German concentration camp at Majdanek was originally constructed on the outskirts of Lublin in October, 1941 as a prisoner-of-war camp.
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)

 Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps 1933-1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
With a population of 15,000 prisoners, the camp was one of slave labor, with German Communists at the top.
1943 - Natzweiler-Struthof was expanded by the Nazis with the installation of a gas chamber and crematory for the mass killing of Jews, Gypsies, and captured Resistance fighters from Holland, Belgium, and France.
August 31 1944 - The SS began the evacuation of the Natzweiler-Struthof camp as Allied troops approached; 2000 prisoners died on the death march to Dachau.
history.acusd.edu /gen/WW2Timeline/camps.html   (1585 words)

 concentration camp
During World War II concentration camps were established throughout Europe by the Nazis, and throughout Indochina and Manchuria by the Japanese.
Among the most notorious Nazi camps liberated by U.S. and British troops in 1945 were Buchenwald, Dachau, and Belsen.
In 1992, reports of malnutrition and killings in concentration camps for Muslim, Croat, and Serb male civilians in Bosnia led to attempts by international organizations to identify the location of the camps and inspect them.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0813151.html   (492 words)

Nazi extermination camp in eastern Poland where an estimated 550,000 Jews were killed between March 1942 and December 1942.
Nazi extermination camp in western Poland where at least 150,000 Jews, about 5,000 Gypsies, and several hundred Poles, as well as Soviet prisoners of war, were killed between December 1941 and March 1943 and between April and August 1944.
Term widely used to describe both extermination camps, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka, where people were murdered in assembly-line style by gassing, and concentration camps such as Bergen-Belsen and Dachau, without gas chambers but where thousands were killed by starvation, disease, and maltreatment.
www.ushmm.org /outreach/glossary.htm   (1808 words)

 Concentration Camps?
concentration camp is a place where people are imprisoned not because of any crimes they have committed, but simply because of who they are.
Although many groups have been singled out for such persecution throughout history, the term "concentration camp" was first used at the turn of the century in the Spanish-American and Boer Wars.
Nazi camps were places of torture, barbarous medical experiments and summary executions; some were extermination centers with gas chambers.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/g_l/haiku/camps.htm   (1108 words)

 Life in the Natzweiler-Struthof Nazi concentration camp in Alsace, France
According to the accounts of the survivors, the food in the camp was scanty: a pint of coffee or watery soup in the morning; two pints of soup at noon, and a pint of coffee and twelve ounces of bread in the evening.
Ragot was a prisoner who survived the camp, but died in September 1954 at the age of 44, undoubtedly as a result of the harsh conditions of his imprisonment.
According to Dr. Ragot, a survivor of the camp, room number 1 in block number 5 was called the "shot room" by the prisoners because this is where the sick and the wounded were brought to be killed during the night with an injection of petrol or paraffin.
www.scrapbookpages.com /Natzweiler/CampLife.html   (2127 words)

 Axis History Forum :: View topic - Archives relating to Nazi concentration camps
I'm assuming that the specific camps issued reports that flowed to RHSA and were summarized, but I'm not sure if these were either found or entered into evidence during any of the trials.
Various memos to concentration camps of an administrative nature, including one in November 1940 that no new construction is to take place without Berlin approval.
From Reichsf├╝hrer SS/Inspector of Concentration camps on speed-up in unloading of freight cars (concerning Oranienburg), 22 August 1940: "We have reasons for referring to the fact that railroad freight cars intended for concentration camps must be unloaded immediately (on Sundays and holidays as well).
forum.axishistory.com /viewtopic.php?t=64385   (8783 words)

 Holocaust concentration camps - Nazi concentration camps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Buchenwald camp survivors · Denying the Holocaust by Deborah Lipstadt Recollections of the liberation of the concentration camps, in the People's War
Concentration camps stand as a silent reminder of the horror of the Holocaust.
The Nazi concentration camps are a symbol of Nazi terror and genocide, and summarize the Holocaust and the establishment of concentration camps.
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 AFP - AFP / Events / Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps
Eric Schwab, one of the first Western reporters to enter a concentration camp, was an AFP reporter-photographer assigned to the U.S. military.
On April 5, 1945, alongside allied soldiers, he discovered the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps at Ohrdruf.
In commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the discovery and liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, AFP and the Centre historique des Archives nationals, are proud to share with you online 37 of Schwab’s photographs.
www.afp.com /english/afp/?pid=events/schwab   (252 words)

 Nazi Camp Survivors Mark 1945 Liberation - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Survivors of Nazi concentration camps gathered in Germany on Sunday for ceremonies marking the liberation of three of the most notorious camps in the Third Reich’s vast system: Ravensbrueck, Bergen-Belsen, and Sachsenhausen.
Hundreds of Nazi concentration camp survivors gathered in Berlin on Sunday, marking the 60th anniversary of their liberation, Associated Press reported.
One of the first Nazi concentration camps, it was initially meant mainly for political prisoners, but inmates later included captives from Poland, Soviet and other POWs as well as Jews.
www.mosnews.com /news/2005/04/18/nzcamps.shtml   (1022 words)

 -= Frank Black Forum =- - Nazi Concentration Camps
In fact their corpses weren't even considered corpses (btw, the mention of this word was strictly forbidden in the camps, as was the mention of the camps themselves in Germany).
So, at least to me, the Concentration Camps as a response were all out of ratio or proportion with whatever was or could be taken as their cause or justification.
I think I understand your point of the camps as horribly rational as meaning they were efficient, and in that sense I guess they were internally, as mechanism or as “means to an end”, rationally organized.
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 Conditions in the Nazi Concentration Camps
The conditions for the prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps were horrible.
People were forced to urinate and defecate on themselves during the long trip to the concentration camp.
Millions of people died in the concentration camps because of starvation, overcrowding, disease, exposure to cold, and the brutality of the Germans.
home.snu.edu /~dwilliam/s98/holocaust/conditionsinnaziconcentrationcamps.html   (928 words)

 www.auschwitz.org.pl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It was established by the Nazis in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War.
Beginning in 1942, the camp became the site of the greatest mass murder in the history of humanity, which was committed against the European Jews as part of Hitler's plan for the complete destruction of that people.
Those who remained behind in the camp were liberated by Red Army soldiers on January 27, 1945.
www.auschwitz-muzeum.oswiecim.pl /html/eng/start/index.php   (306 words)

 Internet Archive: Details: Nazi Concentration Camps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
At Leipsig Concentration Camp, there are piles of dead bodies, and many living Russian, Czechoslovakian, Polish and French prisoners.
At Arnstadt Concentration Camp, German villagers are forced to exhume Polish and Russian bodies from mass graves.
At Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Navy Lt. Jack H. Taylor stands with fellow survivors and describes his capture, imprisonment and conditions at Mauthausen.
www.archive.org /details/nazi_concentration_camps   (584 words)

 Nazi Concentration Camps History Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The end of the war and the liberation of the camps did not end the suffering.
Many of the concentration camp inmates were so close to death they could not rejoice.
These are just a few of the many hundreds of concentration camps the Nazis established all over Europe.
www.bookrags.com /history-nazi-concentration-camps/08.html   (383 words)

 Ncamp -- image   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
People arrested for resisting German rule were mostly sent to forced-labor or concentration camps.
The Germans deported Jews from all over occupied Europe to extermination camps in Poland, where they were systematically killed, and also to concentration camps, where they were used for forced labor.
Transit camps such as Westerbork, Gurs, Mechelen, and Drancy in western Europe and concentration camps like Bolzano and Fossoli di Carpi in Italy were used as collection centers for Jews, who were then deported by rail to the extermination camps.
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 Barnes & Noble.com - Against All Hope: Resistance in the Nazi Concentration Camps, 1938-1945 - Hermann ...
As the camps were being established, Langbein examines the composition of the initial prisoners; a mixture of political prisoners (Reds), convicted criminals (Greens), Jews, and "anti-socials" and reveals the brutal struggle for camp domination between the Reds and Greens.
An astonishing mosaic of acts of courage and moral strength, Langbein's moving, invaluable history is the fullest account to date of resistance to Nazi terror by prisoners within the concentration camps.
Langbein, himself a former prisoner and resistance leader at Auschwitz, describes a camp ``self-government'' system that often played one group of prisoners against another, and the conflict that often existed between the Greens (prisoners with a criminal past) and the Reds (opponents of the Nazi regime).
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 Holocaust: Auschwitz, Birkenau, Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor, Dachau, Buchenwald, Mauthausen, Nordhausen
It is a private association that is supported by the rural community of St.Georgen/Gusen and focuses in a large extent on commemorational endeavors on the former KL Gusen I, II & III concentration camps.
The complex has been forgotten because of its high mortality, the neighborhood of the Mauthausen central camp and the exploitation of the installations by Allied troops in the years after liberation.
Nordhausen This American film was taken upon the liberation of the Nordhausen concentration camp.
www.nizkor.org /hweb/camps   (272 words)

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