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Facts about the concentration camps of world war 2?

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2012-01-14 14:36:45

  • The first Nazi concentration camp was Dachau, set up in

    1933.

  • There were six extermination camps: Majdanek, Auschwitz,

    Treblinka, Sobibor, Chelmno, and Belzec.

  • Uprisings were in Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Sobibor. Sobibor

    was the most successful with 300 out of the 600 prisoners

    escaping.

  • Auschwitz was liberated January 27, 1945; which is now

    Holocaust Memorial Day.

  • There are two known survivors of Belzec.
  • At Auschwitz, Josef Mengele, a Nazi doctor obsessed with twins,

    conducted bizarre experiments on twins, giants, dwarfs, pregnant

    woman, and anything out of the ordinary.

  • Heinrich Himmler was responsible for the concentration camps.

    He committed suicide on May 23, 1945.

  • Band of Brothers (2001) episode 9 depicts the liberation

    of Kaufering IV, a Dachau sub-camp.


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