The Final Solution

Life in a Concentration Camp

Camp Overview

Nazi concentration camps which started with Dachau in 1933 and numbered over 40,000 by the end of the war were used for prisoners taken by the Nazis during the war and also people in German society that they found undesirable mostly the Jews. Jews were the most persecuted of any other race and religion in the camps. They were given the worst jobs and sent to death camps where they were killed in the gas chambers. The killing of the Jews was part of Hitlers plan to rid Germany of all impure people.


In the video Goldkind talks about the treatment of new prisoners mostly children and sick people. She talks of how mothers would fight for their children and when the children were taken by the Germans they were just throwing them into trucks not caring what happened to them.

Works cited

"Just a Normal Day in the Camps." Jewishgen. Jewishgen, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

"Daily Life in the Concentration Camps." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.