Buchenwald

Meaghan Williams, Hailey Potter, Seth Alsaker, Gerardo Perez

The Camp of Buchenwald:

  • Camp was constructed in 1937, it was 5 miles North Weimarand and it was associated with the Buchenwald concentration camp.
  • In July of 37' it was only open to males, not females.
  • Females weren't apart of it till later in 1942 or early 1944.
  • It was divided into 3 parts:
  1. large camp
  2. small camp
  3. tent camp
  • The name was given to the camp by Heinrich Himler
  • 1941- scientist held medical experiments against contagious diseases (Typhus, Typhoid, eyc.)

The Awakening of Buchenwald:

  • April 11th, 1914, starved and weak prisoners stormed the watch tower, later that day the Americans entered Buchenwald finding more then 20,000 people in the camp.
  • 1938- 10,000 Jews were sent to Buchenwald.
  • Inspector of the concentration camp was an SS General Eicke.
  • The goal of Buchenwald was the destruction of prisoners by work.
  • Had 87 sub-camps.
  • April of 45'- The Germans evacuated 28,000 prisoners from a sub camp.