In this Term Paper, you are going to learn and read about the chilling and horrible facts
of the concentration and death camps of the Jewish Holocaust. You will read about how people
were arrested and deported to their camps. You will read about the horrible conditions in the
overcrowded camps. You will read about how people survived the horrible torturings and
beatings. You will also read about how people were chosen to be put to death. Finally, you will
read about how people were finally put to death from the horrible nightmare.

When Hitler came to power, he created the Nazis. They were feared and hated by many
people all around the world. The physically and mentally challenged, the Gypsies, the
homosexuals, the prostitutes, and mostly the Jews despised the Nazis, which were a symbol of
hate and despised by these groups.

On March thenth in the year ninteen hundred and thirty three, the first concentration camp
is set up at Dachau. In April of that year, Hitler began to boycott Jewish owned shops. Later
that month, the first anti-Jewish law was passed in Germany. A couple of years later, the Jews
slowly began to loose their rights. For example, Jewish children were expelled from German
schools simply because of their religious beliefs. After that, people were beginning to be sent to
ghettos. Ghettos were places where the Jews were isolated from other people. There were usually
walls or fences to keep them in their own place, because they were basically rejected from society.

After spending some time in the ghettos, they were transported by cargo trains to what
was called a concentration camp. It was basically like a prison, they had no rights, they were
worked like slaves, and they were exposed to horrible conditions that killed over two thirds of the
Jewish population in Europe.

People were packed onto the trains. There was no room to spare, for the Jews were
packed in very close together, afraid to move. The Germans never hesitated to open fire on them.
That resulted in many sick and wounded people on the trains. People often went for days without
food or water on these trains.
The German troops would tell the people who were on the trains that men would labor
and women would keep house or work with the men while their children would go to school.
These lies were repeated to each one of the millions who died. When a train would arrive at
Auschwitz, loudspeakers blared, ordering people to get off the train and prepare to go to work.
After they were off the train, the people were formed into two lines: 1) women and children, and
2) men. After they were all divided and separated, they went before a table where Nazi officers
sat. That is where they were deciding who would live or die. Those who were chosen to live
found themselves on a hell on earth. There were always German guards always present, ready,
and willing to beat or shoot anyone who did not obey orders.

Thousands of people were crowded into barracks that were designed for hundreds. People
would sometimes lie six people deep in a single bunk. There was only one bathroom for over
four hundred people. It was pretty usual for it to be out of order. The buildings were infested
with many billions of fleas and other insects. The buildings were also heavily infested with rats.
Diarrhea and dysentery were epidemic. Prisoners were always denied free access to
latrines. The people’s clothing, bunks, and the floors were fouled. That resulted in the spreading
of many, many diseases which killed even more people. Prisoners often said, “They had
condemned us to die in our own filth.” They were known to have said, “They wished to destroy
our human dignity, to fill us with horror and contempt for ourselves and our fellows.”

Every morning when people would march to work, there would be many bodies of people
who had committed suicide. Those were the people who had given up hope for rescue. They
committed suicide by throwing themselves into or holding onto the electrified fences that
surrounded the camps.

Many people were starving to death. There were many people who barely lived on their
small rations. Some