The Effects Of Concentration Camps On The Victims And The Bystanders Of The Holocaust

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What was the significance of having the three different concentration camps and what effect did it have on the victims and the bystanders of the Holocaust?

The significance of having three types of concentration camps was that Hitler, the SS and the Nazis were able to concentrate their sub-human victims. Having three types of concentration camps was an essential part of the Nazis ultimate goal of the Final Solution, as it dictated the fate of not only the victims but also the bystanders of the Holocaust. The three types of concentration camps were the extermination/death camps, the prisoner of war camps and the labour camps, which could be large or small, all guarded by the SS.

The Holocaust began on the 30 of January in 1933 and ended on the 8 of May 1945, involving most of the east side of Europe in the persecution of what was considered the racial and religious undesirables of human society such as Jews, Romanies, political antagonists, black people, disabled, Soviets, Arabs, Asians, Africans and other specific religious groups. Hitler and the Nazi (National Socialist Workers Party) regarded these classes of people as sub-humans when they came into to power in 1933 and wanted to establish Germany as a super power and develop a perfect Aryan race. To do this the Nuremberg laws were introduced, which subtly took away power from the undesirable people so that only pure Germans were third Reich citizens. One of Hitler’s key aspirations was the final solution, which was…

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