Concentration Camps

Cam Curcio

Backround of the Concentration Camps

The Nazi camps started in 1933 and ran thorough out the entire war. By the end of WWII the Nazis set up more than 40,000 thousand camps across europe. In these camps life was not easy for prisoners, but often if you had a high social status you had easier jobs than others. Prisoners basically ran the camp, there jobs ranged from work supervisors to nurses in the infirmary.
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In the picture above it shows how big the concentration camps were and just how many people could really fit in one. It gives a good perspective towards how many prisoners the Nazis forced into the camps.

Life in the Camps

The average day in a concentration camp consisted of, an early wakeup, making beds, the lineup, marching to labor, forced labor, waiting for the daily meal, the return to the camp, and another lineup, before retiring to the barracks. The daily lineup that took place every morning after prisoners woke up and each day after returning from work was one of the most horrific parts of the prisoners lives in the camps. They were forced to stand completely still for long periods of time exposed to the cold, rain, or snow and to the terror of violence by Nazi guards.

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This picture shows the work that the prisoners of the concentration camps were forced to do. Most of the work was very physically demanding and the Nazis worked these prisoners to death.


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