Death Camps

The process of elimination

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Auschwitz-Birkenau

This is Auschwitz-Birkenau. The largest and most infamous death camp in all of Germany. It is said that around two million Jews were locked away and killed here during World War II. Death camps were a systematic way of exterminating Jews, homosexuals, and many other types of people that the Germans saw as anti-Nazi or minorities. The men, women, and children were sent there by train, facing imminent death and cremation. Some were killed immediately when arriving by being placed in gas chambers, while others were worked to death. By the end of the war, Germany had killed around 6 million Jews in the death camps between 1939 and 1945. Survivors today bare huge emotional scars and some physical marks as well.
Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945) (UNESCO/NHK)

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This video depicts a short summary of this flyer. It drives home the point that survivors still have horrible memories burned into their heads from the time they spent there. The polish man clearly remember all the suffering and death that took place at this hell on earth. The death camps were a place of systematic elimination and suffering. To this day, the echo of the not so distant past still reminds us of the horrible deeds done by the hateful hands of Nazis at death camps like Auschwitz-Birkenau.