• The Nazi party, under Adolf Hitler, expanded the camps
as designated areas where they could hold their
prisoners to initially work and be out of the society.
• The Germans would have some of them work in
factories, to support the war.
• They would also do medical tests on them by infecting
them with diseases and by testing experimental
• However, many were killed by different methods because
the Nazis felt that they were weak.
• Concentration Camps
• Camps that were developed only to hold and have people work
• Death Camps
• Camps that were specifically set up to kill people
• Because of the concentration camps, millions of people
• Some people say that 9 million Jews lived in Europe
before the Holocaust, and approximately two-thirds of
them were killed during this time.
The following figures from Lucy Dawidowicz show the annihilation of the Jewish population of Europe by (pre-war)
Germany and Austria
Bohemia and Moravia
• During the Holocaust, there were about 23 main
concentration camps producing about 900 sub camps.
• Some of the concentration camps were Auschwitz,
Buchenwald, Dachau, and Treblinka.
• Today, researchers have found two-thousand
concentration camps across Europe.
• After the fall of Hitler’s Nazi party, the Allied Powers
started to take a lead in WWII. The bombing of Hiroshima
ended WWII. Then, the Allied Powers boldly stepped into
concentration camps. They realized what Germany was
doing and put an end to it by letting any soul who was not
dead escape the camps.
• Today, some Germans boldly say that the Jewish people
were lying about the camps and that they were not real.
However, Jewish and other researchers have multiple
strong pieces of evidence that support the fact that they
did exist. For example, Auschwitz has a wall of shoes
and shirts around their camp from the people who
perished on the soil. This is evidence that the camps
existed and killed people.