Inside The Holocaust : The Survival Rate For A Concentration Camp Prisoner

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Inside the Holocaust Nightmare
The average survival rate for a concentration camp prisoner was 8 weeks. Abram Korn was only 16 years old when he became a victim of the Holocaust. Also, Irene Fogel Weiss was deported to Auschwitz with her family at the age of 8. Finally, Arek Hersh was a man who became a prisoner of several concentration camps. Daily life in concentration camps for Holocaust victims was cruel torture.
Abram Korn was only 16 years old when he became a victim of the Holocaust. He lived with his parents and two sisters in Poland. With Nazi presence in town, they soon confiscated local Jewish businesses. Soon, his family was deported to the Kutno Ghetto. The living conditions were horrible, as there was only one toilet and one water pump, which was to be used by 2,000 imprisoned Jews. The Typhus Epidemic broke out and plagued the ghetto. Inside, four Jewish doctors improvised a hospital with no medical facilities. Korn planned to escape with a friend from the help of a bribed Nazi soldier. They successfully escaped, and Abram worked to provide for his family by dealing in the black market. While trying to smuggle goods to Kutno, Korn was caught and beat. He was then deported to Camp Hardt on railroad cattle cars. There Abram discovered how the prisoners were beaten, fed poorly, and worked to death. The weather conditions were so bad, that he and the other prisoners would steal coal to keep from freezing to death. A year later, Abe was being transferred to…

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