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Surviving World War Ii And The Concentration Camps

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World War II (WWII) began September 3, 1939 and Concentration camps began in 1933 (Concentration camps.) Concentration camps are camps, mostly Jews and they are made to work and very little food is given to them, also the Jews live in sheds with other people of the same gender (Concentration Camps.) Auschwitz opened in 1940 it was the only largest Nazi concentration camps, death camps in Southern Poland (History Staff.) Also, in the article was about Josef Mengele did medical experiments (History Staff.) In the book Auschwitz by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was about a doctor who did “Scientific Research” on the prisoners and was very few of the workers who were able to get out of the gas chambers and ...view middle of the document...

Dr. Nyiszli was faced with a decision and to tell Dr. Mengele what has happened, Dr. Nyiszli wanted the sixteen year old girl to live but, Dr. Mengele thought no way because of her age she would tell the first person she saw that she came out of the gas chambers alive, Dr. Nyiszli witnessed her death by a bullet in the back of the neck (118 Nyiszli.) When the war was almost over and Russians had found Auschwitz 3,000 people stood behind the fence and proclaim they wanted to leave, so they were sent on a train ride and Dr. Nyiszli accompanied them. By the time they arrived to Mauthausen another labor camp only 1,500 people survived the cold (209 Nyiszli.) The prisoners were given hot baths 40 people at a time and then were proceeded to go to barrack 33 for 3 days (215 Nyiszli.) When Dr. Nyiszli returned back to his home he felt lonely because his wife or daughter would not be there to hug him. But within 3 days there was a turning of the door knob and walks in his wife and daughter they hugged and talked for hours but just the warmth and...

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