Auschwitz Death Camp

By Shela Murillo-Solomon

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Women, Children, and Men Were all Kept Prisoner Here

Imagine being surrounded by men, women, and young children. Hearing screaming and crying, not knowing what was to happen next. Whether this was the end right then or just the beginning. As a matter of fact, right as soon as the children got off of the train that took them to the camp they were sent to the gas chambers with the older people that would be able to work. Auschwitz was one of the most brutal death camps in World War ll. Auschwitz was used as a death camp during World War ll. All throughout World War ll Adolf Hitler was in charge of the camp and also ordered for it to be built. Right as soon as the people got to Auschwitz they had to go through a brutal registration process and a miserable stay. Although there were many death camps Auschwitz was the largest one.
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Auschwitz Purpose

Essentially Auschwitz was used for labor and to "teach" people a lesson. Auschwitz is located in southern Poland near the town Oświęcim. In the beginning, it was mainly meant for political reasons and Jewish people. Karl Bishcoff, an SS for the Nazi's, was the architect of Auschwitz. After designing the death camp construction took place in April of 1940 and took about a year to complete. In the entrance of Auschwitz there is a gate that says, "Arbeit macht frei" ships in English is translated to, "Work Sets You Free." As stated on the website, 'Scrapbookpages.com
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Hitler Takes Control

From the start, Hilter was in charge of the camp. The reason why Jewish people were taken to camps was because Hilter influenced everyone that Jewish people were the cause of World War ll found on the website, 'www.histoy.com'. Hitler lived during World War ll which took place from 1940 to 1945. In 1933 Hitler was elected chandler of Germany. When he became chandler he started the concentration camps, which were just meant for labor, in 1939. In 1940 he started the death camps which were meant for labor but so much that people died do to starvation or being in poor conditions.
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People Arrive To Auschwitz

Upon arrival in Auschwitz they had to go through a brutal registration process and a miserable stay. When registered into Auschwitz they would be given a number that would serve as their name at the camp. The number would also be tattooed onto them. Later, after being registered the prisoners would be divided into categories. The categories were identified by the color of the triangle on the prisoner's uniform.

Red triangle- political reasons

Green triangle- professional criminals

Black triangle- asocial

Purple triangle- catholic clergy

Yellow star- Jewish

Violet triangle- Jehovah witness

Afterward after registration people were put to work. The prisoners got three meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. First, breakfast was coffee and sometimes bread and for lunch they had soup that was watered down. Finally, for dinner there was bread, sausage, and jam or cheese. The prisoners were also given prison clothes that were made of coarse made them visible so it would be hard for them to escape says website, 'Holocaust Research Project.org'

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The End of Auschwitz

In the end the Auschwitz Death Camp was liberated on January 27, 1945 by the Soviet Army which can be found on the website,' ushmm.org'.This landmark symbolizes the hollo cause and all its horrors. All together we don't honor the landmark or what happened, instead we honor the people who died there.
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Conclusion

In conclusion, Auschwitz is a memory from one of the most brutal event in history. Auschwitz was used as a death camp during World War ll. All throughout World War ll Adolf Hitler was in charge of the camp and also ordered for it to be built. Right as soon as the people got to Auschwitz they had to go through a brutal registration process and a miserable stay. Although there were many death camps auschwitz was the largest one. Now imagine being one of the few people to make it out of Auschwitz alive. For some people this was the case, but for others it wasn't.