Concentration Camps

Olivia Axland


What do you know about concentration camps? Have you ever seen or heard of Francine Christophe?


Concentration camps, or labor camps, were an integral part of the massacre and oppression of Jews, political enemies, and anyone else deemed racially or socially unacceptable.

Under this category, alongside Jews, were political prisoners, homosexuals, disabled or the elderly, and Jehovah's Witnesses.

Only Jews were targeted for systematic murder (i.e., the employment of gas chambers, shooting), but the vast majority of people sent to death camps died due to overwork, exhaustion, starvation, and diseases such as typhus, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and dysentery.






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Francine's interview - FRANCE - #HUMAN
What do you notice about the people in the above photograph?

Content Questions

When was Francine born?

What was her mother saving the chocolate for?

Why did Francine give it to Helene?

Significance/Further Discussion

What is your opinion on Francine's decision?

How do you think this ordeal affected the baby?

Any further thoughts/questions/connections?