Daily Life in a Concentration Camp
Joshua Snider- 1st period
Life of the Prisoners
"The World of the Camps Daily Life in the Camps." Yad Vashem. Web. 24 Jan. 2016.
Stewart, Sheila. Never Again: Survivors of the Holocaust. Broomall, PA: Mason Crest, 2009. Print. Survivors: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Circumstances.
Other Facts to Know
2. About six million Jews died during the Holocaust. They were intentionally killed by the Nazis in hopes of wiping out the entire Jewish population of Europe. Around eleven million people died in all.
3. Concentration camp inmates had to wake up at 4 a.m. every morning to eat their breakfast and get to the appel.
4. The average male should have between 3,600 and 4,800 calories a day to stay healthy. Prisoners in concentration camps only had from about 1,302 to 1,744 calories. Since they were working hard all day, they were burning up a lot of their own tissue and often dying.
5. Even after the Allied armies liberated the concentration camps, the newly free people were still dying because they were too weak to survive.
6. Executions were common in the camps. Prisoners were executed by being shot, by being gassed, and by being hanged. These were ways to kill masses of inmates at once and to intimidate those who watched.
Nordling, Carl O. "INSTITUTE FOR HISTORICAL REVIEW." How Many Jews Died in the German Concentration Camps? Fall 1991. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.
"Just a Normal Day in the Camps." Just a Normal Day in the Camps. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.
Links to Further Information
http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/othercamps/Majdanek%20Daily%20life/majdanekdailylife.html : The website is about the Majdanek concentration camp. It includes all the information about the lives of the people who were there and what happened to them. It has lots of pictures and it tells of the food the people ate, the clothes they wore, and the work they had to do.