Birkenau

A Place,a concertration camp

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Elie Wiesel came with two young brothers from Czechoslovakia whose parents had been murdered here.Wiesel is a Jewish- American professor and political activist.Weizmann asked for England's Royal Air Force to bomb both the notorious death camps and railroad lines leading to them. It was located at Oswiecim: Auschwitz 1 in May 1940; Auschwitz 2 (also called Auschwitz- Birkenau) in early 1942; and Auschwitz 3 (also called Auschwitz- Monowitz) in October 1942.

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In 1944, Wiesel, his family, and the rest of the town were placed in one of the two ghettos in Sighet. Wiesel and his family lived in the larger of the two, on Serpent Street. Separated from his three sisters and mother, he went to the same camp as his father.Wiesel and his father were sent to the attached work camp Buna, a sub-camp of Auschwitz 3- Monowitz. He managed to remain with his father for more than eight months as they were forced to work under appalling conditions and shuffled among three concentration camps in the closing days of the war.Wiesel's father was beaten by an SS guard as he was suffering from dysentery , starvation, and exhaustion. He was also beaten by other inmates for his food. He was later sent to the crematorium, only weeks before the camp was liberated by the U.S. Third Army on April 11.Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II.The Nazi's put all their anger and accusations on the Jews . The Jews needed a place to hide so the went to Birkenau.

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Auschwitz is a name that was virtually unknown before 1989.Now it has become a symbol for the Holocaust -- the Nazi plan to systematically exterminate all the Jews of Europe,which resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews.Auschwitz is the site of the greatest mass murder of all time, the most infamous Nazi death factory, the primary killing site where the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" was carried out by means of homicidal gas chambers, the most heinous places on the Earth.That is the reason why the Jews went here.

Victoria Payne

English

6th

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2-19-15