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World History

Published on May 01, 2018

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World History

Ashton Will 


I did my topic on the Holocaust

Leader of the Mass Killing

-Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889
-He overthrew the German government and became chancellor in 1933 to 1945
-German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party

Gas Chambers

- A quick extermination of the Jews
- Auschwitz could house more the 100,000 men and women and could provide for the gassing and incineration of 12,000 prisoners a day
- The gas chambers could accommodate 2,000 prisoners at one time.

Meals during the holocaust

-For prisoners, meal times were the most important event of each day
-Their morning ‘meal’ – imitation coffee or herbal ‘tea’
-For lunch prisoners may have been given watery soup. If they were lucky, they might find a piece of turnip or potato peel
-In the evening prisoners may have been given a small piece of black bread; they may also have received a tiny piece of sausage

Work during the Holocaust

-Variety of jobs, from administration tasks to heavy manual labour
-Most prisoners worked outside in one of the many factories, construction projects, farms or coal mines, owned by German companies

Meaning of Holocaust

-The word “Holocaust,” from the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned)
- historically used to describe a sacrificial offering burned on an altar

Concentration Camps

-A concentration camp is a place where people are detained or confined without trial
-Prisoners were kept in extremely harsh conditions and without any rights
- The first concentration camps in Germany were set up as detention centers to stop any opposition to the Nazis by so called ‘enemies of the state’

7th period!

Exam date May 30