Bergen-Belsen

Overveiw of Holocaust

Adolf Hitler made Germany hostile place because he hated Jews. he split apart family's, made Nazi soldiers kill innocent people. The holocaust was the reason for world war 2. its not so much that they kill Americans, its that we can over and saw what Hitler was doing

Definition/Background Information

Bergen_beslen

was a prison and concentration camp near Hanover in north-central Germany during World War II (1939-1945). The camp was named for the nearby villages of Bergen and Belsen. It is often referred to simply as Belsen. Many thousands of people died at Belsen, including the young diarist Anne Frank. German military authorities established the Bergen-Belsen camp in 1940, in a location south of the small towns of Bergen and Belsen, about 11 miles north of Celle, Germany. Until 1943, Bergen-Belsen was exclusively a prisoner-of-war (POW) camp. In April 1943 the SS Economic-Administration Main Office (SS Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt; WVHA) which administered the concentration camp system, took over a portion of Bergen-Belsen and converted it first into a civilian residence camp and, later, into a concentration camp. Thus, while the German government placed the Bergen-Belsen camp complex within the concentration camp system, the WVHA initially gave it a special designation. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005224

Origninal Research Question

Why did Bergen-Belsen kill so many people?


Held under extremely harsh conditions, thousands of prisoners died of abuse, disease, and starvation. Bergen-Belsen to hold Jews they intended to exchange for Germans detained in Allied countries. So therefor the works didn't kill them, nature did. but the worse part about it is these people had families, brothers sisters.

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"Was a prison and concentration camp near Hanover in north-central Germany during World War II (1939-1945). The camp was named for the nearby villages of Bergen and Belsen. It is often referred to simply as Belsen. Many thousands of people died at Belsen, including the young diarist Anne Frank" (see Frank, Anne).

Citations

Sydnor, Charles W. , Jr. "Bergen-Belsen." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.....

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