Nazi Camps: The Beginnings
This paper takes a different look at the concentration camps of World War II, analyzing their original purpose.
# 97473 | 1,486 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Aug 22, 2007 in History (European) , History (European - World Wars) , Religion and Theology (General) , Holocaust Studies (General)
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This paper presents a brief look at the beginnings and evolution of the Nazi concentration camps. The writer looks at the original purpose of these camps and at their evolution into death camps. The writer also argues that the Jewish people were not the only victims and the prisoners were not just Jews. The writer points out that righteous people, trying to stand up for the rights of their fellow man and people of many different ethnicities and religions were all victims of the Nazi campaign. The writer concludes that World War II and the Jewish Holocaust changed humanity.
From the Paper:"World War II and the Jewish Holocaust is remembered as the darkest moment of humanity in recent history. It is generally believed that the Nazi party, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, was on a quest to rid the world of Jewish people. The pictures of starving men and women in German concentration camps are probably remembered most. Most people believe that those men and women are the poor Jews hated by all Germans. However, the persecution included people of many faiths and ethnicities. The truth of the matter is that the camps were not originally planned to be extermination plants, and actually for the first few years only a small percentage of prisoners were Jewish."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bauer, Yehuda. A History of the Holocaust: Revised Edition. New York: Franklin Watts, 1982
- Byers, Ann. The Holocaust Camps. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1998
- Sheehan, Sean. The Holocaust: the Death Camps. Austin: Raintree Steck ~Vaughn Publishers, 2001
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