Kaylee Croft

The camp

Buchenwald was a German Nazi concentration camp used in World War II, it was used to hold prisoners (Jews.) The camp was located near Weimar, Germany. The name "Buchenwald" was given to the camp by Heinrich Himmler on July 28, 1937. The camp was established on July 16,1937 when the first group of prisoners were brought to the site. The Concentration Camp was used bewteen the years 1937-1945. By the end of July 1938 there was at least 7,723 prisoners at the Buchenwald camp. In September 1938, 2,200 prisoners from Austria were brought to the camp, all of them were Jews. Buchenwald held prisoners, the guards from Buchenwald were to punish the prisoners and make them work hard for freedom.