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Twenty horrific facts about the Nazi Concentration Camps.

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The Nazis followed a very strict plan of extermination during World War II

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Eishenhower made the US army film the camps Report Abuse
He said that somewhere in the future , someone will say that this never happened. he wanted it recorded as proof. he was a brilliant man!
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What a great man
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Roosevelt refused to bomb the railroads saying, 'The best thing we can do for these people is win the war.' Report Abuse
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The first camp was built in 1933. Report Abuse
The press announced it would accommodiate 'All Communists' it had space for 5,000
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After 1942 many camps were set up near factories to provide slave labor. Report Abuse
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There was a special camp just for women, Ravensbruck. Report Abuse
The now famous Christian Corrie Ten Boom spent time there.
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All prisoners were forced to colored triangles for identification. Report Abuse
Red was for communists, green was for common criminals, pink was for homosexual men, purple for Jehovah's Witnesses, black for gypsies and yellow for Jews.
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Germany tried to hide the extermination by telling thier countrymen they were being relocated. Report Abuse
Reasuring postcards were sent back to the Jewish Ghettos for relatives to believe all was well at their new location.
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Roughly half of the Jewish Population of Europe was exterminated. Report Abuse
About 5 million others died at the hands of the Nazis.
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In 1941, gassing vans were used until the first death camp could be constructed. Report Abuse
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Townspeople outside of the camps were made to walk through the camps and see what had been allowed to happen. Report Abuse
No one would claim responsibility, it was only fear that kept the townspeople quiet.
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Thousands of prisoners were transported by boxcar. Report Abuse
Some were kept in the boxcar for days, even weeks without food or water many died of dehydration or froze to death in the winter.
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Jews were not the first to be incarcerated without judicial process. Report Abuse
The first to be exterminated were the mentally ill, political prisoners, criminals, gypsies and the Jehovah's Witnesses. The Nazis considered these undesireables.
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The exact number of those murdered at the camps will never be known. Report Abuse
Towards the end of the war exterminations were being done so quickly there was no time for documentation.
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Gold was removed from the teeth of the gassed victims. Report Abuse
The gold was melted down and given to the S.S. for use as currency.
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Towards the end of WWII some camps were used for medial experiments. Report Abuse
Experimental and lethal medicines were all tried on prisoners.
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Many prisoners were killed for not working fast enough at slave labor camps. Report Abuse
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That's true but why
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how cruel
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In Auschwitz Birkenau more than 20,000 people were gassed and cremated each day. Report Abuse
The gasing facilities were disguised as shower facilities. Cyanide pellets were dropped into the the building.
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In early 1942 as Jews arrived in the camps there was no selections process they were destroyed upon arrival. Report Abuse
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Six death camps were set up in Poland. Report Abuse
These were called 'Death Factories' Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Belzec, Soribor, Lublin and Chelmno.
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Before the end of the war as much evidence as possible about the camps was destroyed. Report Abuse
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I can't believe how brutal it was in those times
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Never in the history of the world has there been such death and suffering in such as short period of time. Report Abuse
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