Children's Lives At Auschwitz


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This is my PowerPoint for my English speech about Auschwitz. I did use notes for this presentation so that's why some of the slides may be a bit unclear. I will try to upload the notes, but if I can't feel free to ask for them and I'll send them through to you. Enjoy! (:

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Children's Lives At Auschwitz

  1. 1. Childrens Lives At Auschwitz By Zuzanna Wieczorek
  2. 2. Auschwitz Concentration CampARBEIT MACHT FREI - WORK WILL SET YOU FREE
  3. 3. OświęcimBrzezinka Monowice
  4. 4. Children...70 years ago Nowadays
  5. 5. Possessions
  6. 6. Statistic 1.5 millionchildren under the age of sixteen were killed at Auschwitz. Gabon 1.5 million is also the population of Gabon, a country in Africa.
  7. 7. Lucie Adelsberger "Like the adults, the kids were only a mere bag of bones, withoutmuscles or fat, and the thin skin like parchment scrubbed through and through beyond the hard bones of the skeleton ignited itself to ulcerated wounds. Abscesses covered the underfed body from the top to the bottom and thus deprived it from the last rest of energy. The mouth was deeply gnawed by noma-abscesses, hollowed out the jawand perforated the cheeks like cancer. Many decaying bodies were full of water because of the burning hunger, they swelled to shapeless bulks which could not move anymore. Diarrhoea, lasting for weeks, dissolved their irresistant bodies until nothing remained . "
  8. 8. Separation150+Hard work 150+150- 150-Gas chamber
  9. 9. TreatmentJosef Mengele and other ‘camp doctors’ tortured and madeJewish, Gypsy and many other children suffer incredibly. Josef Mengele Born on 15th March 1911, Josef was a German doctor. He became knows as ‘the Angel of Death’ because of the cruel experiments he carried out on children.
  10. 10. Experiments• Drew sketches of each twin Only a few of the children• Injected with substances survived Auschwitz. They later• Dripped chemicals to recalled how they were visited by a smiling Uncle Mengele whochange eye colour brought them candy and clothes.• Injected chloroform into Then he had them delivered totheir hearts his medical laboratory either in• Killed them at the end of trucks painted with the Redthe experiments Cross emblem or in his own• Dissected them personal car.
  11. 11. Process The children were taken to have showers. They were allowed to keep their hair and their clothes. They were measured.They were tattooed with a number from a special sequence. They had to fill out some forms about their brief history and other information. If they were too young, an officer would do it for them. They were taken to Mengele, who inspected them and looked for any unusual traits.
  12. 12. Life Roll call at 6am, followed by small breakfast and inspection. Given brief instruction in makeshift ‘classes’. Sometimes allowed to play football. No hard work, only the job of a messenger. No punishments.Blood drawn every day from fingers and arms, sometimes both arms at the same time. Small children had their blood drawn from their necks. Trucks arrived to take them to the experiments.
  13. 13. Facts• Mengele often brought the children candy and chocolates. He patted them on the head, talked to them and sometimes even played with them. Many of the children, especially the younger ones, called him ‘Uncle Mengele’.• Mengele and the other camp doctors were found to be psychologically normal. They were men of fine standing. Husbands who morning and night kissed their wives. Fathers who tucked their children into bed…
  14. 14. The Rest of the Children They were first separated from their families. The rest of the children had to work hard. They were very skinny. They weren’t treated like humans at all. They were beaten, sworn at and called offensive names.
  15. 15. Conditions They slept with thousands of other people.They only received 350g of ‘bread’, half a litre of coffee and one litre of turnip and potato soup daily. They received 20g of meat a week. They barely had any time to wash.
  16. 16. Fate1. Most were killed upon arrival.2. Some were selected for work as slave labourers and worked to death.3. Some were used for ‘medical’ experiments.4. Some died when the camps were evacuated on foot (death marches) in January 1945.5. Very few survived.