Nazi germany built extermination camps (also called death camps or killing centers) during the holocaust in world war ii, to systematically kill millions of jews, slavs, communists, and others whom the nazis considered untermenschen (subhumans. German pows watching footage of the concentration camps in 1945 in 1933, the first nazi concentration camp was built in dachau, germany to imprison dissidents.
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German pows watching footage of the concentration camps in 1945 in 1933, the first nazi concentration camp was built in dachau, germany to imprison dissidents heinrich himmler took over in 1934 and start arresting “racially undesirable elements” – jews, gypsies, jehovah’s witnesses, homosexuals, and the (mentally) disabled. Concentration camps: list of major camps category » concentration camps: reference concentration camp & ghetto money eisenhower cable to marshall re nazi horrors and need to show press and congress eisenhower discusses atrocities at press conference camps in germany camps in poland liberation of camps camp supporters kapos.
Some new camps were built at existing concentration camp complexes (such as auschwitz) in occupied poland the camp at lublin, later known as majdanek , was established in the autumn of 1941 as a pow camp and became a concentration camp in 1943. Holocaust scholars make a clear distinction between death camps and concentration camps which served a number of war related the system of about 20,000 concentration camps in germany and german-occupied europe played a pivotal role in economically extermination camps were designed and built exclusively to kill prisoners.
When germany took control of austria in march 1938, the nazis arrested german and austrian jews and imprisoned them in dachau, buchenwald, and sachsenhausen, all in germany after kristallnacht in november 1938, the nazis arrested lots of male jews and put them in camps for short periods.
Many concentration camp prisoners died from the horrible living conditions or from being literally worked to death from political prisons to concentration camps dachau, the first concentration camp, was established near munich in march 1933, two months after hitler's appointment as chancellor of germany. The extermination camps built by the nazis during the holocaust were distinguished from forced labor camps forced labor camps that were established in countries occupied by germany were used for slave labor and the death rate in these camps was the result of physical brutality, starvation, disease, exhaustion and execution.
Within weeks of their arrival at auschwitz, the ss transferred many hungarian jews to labour and concentration camps in germany and austria in addition to the 11 million jews murdered at auschwitz, the nazis had other victims: poles 74 000 romas/gypsies 21 000 soviet pows 15 000 and individuals of other nationalities (soviet civilians czechs, yugoslavs french germans and austrians) 10 000 — 15 000.