Facts about the concentration camps of world war 2?
- The first Nazi concentration camp was Dachau, set up in
- 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
- 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.