How harsh were the conditions at breitenau concentration camp?
In the eyes of the Nazis, the deaf were of "minor value". The assumption that deafness was a "hereditary disease" lead to forced sterilization. Breitenau was a Nazi education and labor camp established in June 1933 in Germany. It was located in Guxhagen, ca. 15 km south of Kassel and was built around the Breitenau monastery.
By the end of 1933, 11,000 people were arrested and placed in concentration camps. Only a few of them were brought to Breitenau. After the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring was made, Breitenau officials began to test prisoners for hereditary diseases. Many of the prisoners who were found to have hereditary diseases were often transported to euthanasia killing centers or kept at Breitenau under penalty of being forcibly sterilized.
Breitenau has a somewhat complicated history as a camp. Please see the link.
After Adolf Hitler ascended as the Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 'Nazi' remained the only political party in the Germany. The event of 'Reichstag Fire' created a critical situation in Germany which forced the parliament to grant 'dictator powers' to Hitler. Hitler, then made sure that all the other political parties were suppressed. Nazi then emerged as the sole ruling party and started inflicting draconian laws in Germany. The Nazi philosophy believed, that only humans… Read More
The conditions were very horrible.
There were many camps of different sizes in different countries. Some were used just for transit, others for prisoners of war or civilians to be detained. In such slave labour wasn't unusual. The National Socialists wanted to deport the Jews and other people not "belonging" to the pure German society, and sought for an exile for the hundreds of thousands of remaining Jews. When camps started to be overcrowded with the concentrated detainees and killing… Read More
It depended what camp you were in. The true conditions can only be related by someone who was interred in one of them. From what I have read the conditions were inhumane to the point of death. People were starved, beaten, raped, experimented on, and eventually put to death in cruel and evil ways. Ovens were always going, burning the dead. I can't begin to think that I have even an inkling of the horror… Read More
Work or die. No unauthorized talking. No eating meat. No personal possessions. No complaining. No hesitating to follow orders. No religious services or ceremonies.
Yes, of course. In the early days, a severe whipping was usually part of the initiation into the camp.
It all depended on the camp. For those as small as Dachau, only a hundred or so. For camps like Auschwitz, there were thousands.
The reason they were called concentration camps is because they were camps where the government concentrated (herded together) a particular group of people.
they were kept in a small enclosed room where there was no heating they were starved and only had 10% of calories out of 200 they were stripped in order to sell clothes.
Jews were treated horribly in concentration camps. They were split apart from families and the women were killed in gas chambers. The men were then put to work and humiliated and treated like they were worse than dogs. They were also put to death if they tried to escape or something else they deemed wrong
Yes, the outer fences had electric currents.
They were not, they were only tattooed at one camp; Auschwitz. They were tattooed to help keep track of them.
Hitler decided to kill Jewish children so Jewish won't exist any more
People were cramped in there
Disgusting. Filth, absolute filth. They were the lowest of the low, with no privacy whatsoever.
From the outset conditions were intended to be harsh. People were imprisoned as a punishment. As time went on people would be put to useful work, but initially they were designed to make people conform so that when they were released they would behave as they were told to. As time progressed and the war started there were new types of inmate and there were less resources allocated to the camps. Also the type of… Read More
It wasn't the soldiers who were. THEY were on the battle front, fighting us allies. The Nazi GUARDS and SS were the ones that were stationed at each concentration camp to kill and "Supervise" their prisoners. And by supervise, I mostly mean beat without reason and out of sheer cruelty order them around like slaves.
It really depends on what kind of prisoners you are speaking of, the Jews gypsies homosexuals disability personal etc or POWs. If you are speaking of the holocaust they were treated poorly with little food they were forced to work long hours on only one piece of bread. The Germans originally intended the barracks to house 40 prisoners, but very often more than 700 would be placed in each of them. The prisoners slept in… Read More
The food is very small, dry, and there is very little portions are served
German Troops Took Jews to different concentration camps because of how sick and different types of Jews it was a messed up system.
The conditions were horrible. The prisoners were fed very little. they would work people very hard and in the end all of them would be killed. A lot of the time when the women amd chilldren arrived they were automatically killed because they didnt think that they could live up to the work standards. The conditions were horrible. The prisoners were fed very little. they would work people very hard and in the end all… Read More
camps for the slaves
There are a number of types of camps that exist in the English language. One type of camp that the Nazis used were concentration camps. The Nazis also used many other types of camp. Many other countries use and have used concentration camps. There are/were different classifications of camps. The year or the location of a camp does not dictate its classification, its function does.Because large numbers of prisoners were "concentrated" in one location.
Horrible. nuff said
Ordinary concentration camps were not secret. Only the small number of extermination camps were secret.
Conditions at a death camp were as it sounds in the title "death camp". There was mass starvation and gas chambers were killing thousands every week. And disease such as typhoid fever, malaria, and other infections were standard for most people. inside barracks where hundreds of people slept, there was long rows of bunk beds with no mattress but sometimes hay, and two or more people shared one bunk with one blanket per person. guards… Read More
A lot of people smells, as the inmates were not allowed to shower. Probably smells of mud and rotting.
Auschwitz concentration camp was the largest concentration camp of Nazi Germany. The living conditions were very poor and the prisoners were worked until they could work no more then they were killed. All the prisoners were fed not enough calories to keep them going. Around 100 people were in one room altogether.
No not all of them. Some were labor camps, others POW camps, and some death camps.
Not necessarily ... In all ordinary concentration camps the prisoners had to work. However, there were also work camps for foreigners moved to Germany and forced to work there. For example, large numbers of Poles and Ukrainians were transported to Germany and had to work for the German government and/or German corporations. They lived in camps, where conditions were generally pretty grim.
The conditions were very poor. They were put into carts of 80 people and they only got two buckets of water for the entire journey and barley got enough food to last through one day. It was obviously extremely crowded and people got sick very easily. Few people also went insane.
Oh god, so many things happened in a concentration camp! First, you were marched into the camp, then separated into groups. There was a group for the men, a group for the women, and a group for the elderly, the sick, and children deemed unfit for working purposes. The latter of the categories were sent to the gas chambers, where they were gassed, and the bodies were incinerated. The other two groups were showered, their… Read More
What were the differences between the Nazis concentration camps and the Japanese concentration camps?
They only held the Japanese in the concentration camps, the dint kill them off. They could have a life in the one square mile of a home. They killed off the Jews in the Nazi concentration camps.
The living conditions were far beyond bad. Men and women where separatedAll their hair was shaved of20-30 people were crammed into one hut where they would be piled one one top of each other.Hardly any food, if you were lucky, scrapsEveryone wore striped pyjamas and had an unique numberThis isn't the half of it! They worked and worked and worked until they where finally gassed or executed.
mostly people were tortured and killed
Experts don't really have an exact number due to the fact that the concentration campguards had all records burned but the correct estimate is anywhere from 15 to 20 million and the death rate in any where from 10 to 14 million.
They were simply arrested and taken away by the police. Large numbers were transported on cattle cars, which was the first clue that they were not going to be treated as if they were human beings.
Many were killed. The ones who lived were treated like everyone else, no special treatment.__the children where used as insentives to make the father and mother work. they would separate the families and play cruel games with them.one woman with 2 children was forced to pick one to be killed and if she didn't pick they would kill both.
They had numbers, the Nazi's didn't care what their names were. They were treated like they were just a number with no souls and faces.
The prisoners in the nazi death camps had been tortured a lot of ways.Some where hit by whips in their hip,some that did not have strong abilitys or were thinked that did not have strong abilities were sent to gas chambers and they had been gassed to death.it would take slowly for the process to happen.Some had also been forced to starve themselves to death without eating any food at all.They had died in starvation… Read More
Mainly to murder Jews.
each block had a prisoner (or multiple prisoners) in charge, he was responsible for man-management. Each block had a guard responible for it (of the many guards assigned), each section of a camp had a camp commander. If the camp was made up of many smaller camps, then there would be commanders of these, all reporting to a Kommandant, who would take his orders from Berlin.
No, death camps did not hold people, they just killed them. ____ Ordinary concentration camps were essentially punishment and forced labour camps. Extermination camps were intended purely as 'killing facilities': the aim was to kill new arrivals as soon as practical, usually within hours. As stated above, they did not 'hold people'. The extermination camps were: Auschwitz II (Birkenau - part only. The rest was a very harsh concentration camp).BelzecChelmnoMajdanek - (part only). The function… Read More
Across Germany and Poland and other Various places across Axis Europe
In the very early stages (1933-34) concentration camps were run by the SA and SS. From 1934 onwards they were run (and staffed) by the SS.