One of the world's most tragic events in history.
At the extermination camps with gas chambers all the prisoners arrived by train. Sometimes entire trainloads were sent to the gas chambers, but usually the camp doctor on duty subjected individuals to selections, where a small percentage were deemed fit to work in the slave labor camps. The majority were taken directly from the platforms to a reception area where all their clothes and other possessions were seized by the Nazi to help fund the war. Usually they were told these were showers and there were signs outside saying baths and sauna. They were sometimes given a small piece of soap and a towel so as to avoid panic, and were told to remember where they had put their belongings for the same reasons.
FAQ ( Frequently asked Question )
A: A central belief in the system by which they lived was that the Jews represented everything diametrically against them and, for this reason, had to be removed. Another theory is that the Nazi believed all the bad in the world was caused by the Jews.