Birkenau

Hannah Kamp

Birkenau

Birkenau was known as Auschwitz II and was the major extermination camp. There was told to be approximately 150,000 inmates there at a given time. This being the largest of all Nazi death camps across Europe. This was all part of the holocaust.
It all began right when war in Europe was ending and General Adolf Hitler has just became Chancellor in May 1945. A period in time when Jews were subjected to terrible mistreatment, cruelty, inhumane laboring, lack of proper health care, starvation, deprivation of basic needs, the right of being treated as a unequal human being, and progressively harsh persecution. In Auschwitz all together there was somewhere between 2.1 to 4 million people killed and the main majority of them were Jews.
The reasoning for this was because Hitler created a plan called the "Final Solution" which was his attempt to eliminate the Jews leaving, what he believed to be the superior Aryn race (white people with blonde hair and blue eyes). This was then the beginning of World War II.