World War II

Rachel Beach

Buchenwald Concentration camp

Buchenwald was one of the biggest Nazi concentration camps established on German soil in 1937. The population of the camp increased after raptly when Jewish men aged 16-60 were arrested and incarcerated. Many of the prisoners where released and sent to find a place outside of Germany. After the out break of World War II, Buchenwald continued to house political prisoners, and later, Poles. Most inmates worked as slaves. Hundreds died each month of diereses. About 43,000 died at the camp.
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