Before the declared start of WWII in 1939 there had been many concentration camps. As soon as the National Socialists were voted into power they started using such, with Dachau as the first bigger one, and used the same name as the British had used for their concentration camps in Africa. The Nazis interned dissidents and soon also Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals etc.
Stalin had used concentration camps for suspected dissidents for years, and Germans were taught by the Russians about how to do it effectively.
With the war came the need to concentrate prisoners of war as well as "dangerous" civilians in the conquered territories, which the Japanese had been doing since their wars began in the early 30s.
In the German dominion there were several types of camps: transit camps, labour camps, or sole detention. From the Wannsee conference 1942 surged the idea of "the final solution" in extermination camps. These were mainly in modern-day Poland, and some (e.g. Treblinka II) were constructed even without barracks but only a death chamber and a cremation place.
German records show the existence of 1200 camps in their area, but other sources mention 15000.
The amount of Soviet and Japanese camps is hard to analyse. The Japanese rejected (like Mussolini) the anti-Semite policies. In Britain there were hundreds of camps too. The USA held hundreds of camps all over the country. The western allied camps had better survival rates than the Russian or Axis, but even there arose complaints of bad treatment of the POWs.
After the war, many of the Nazi camps were used to detain Nazis instead.
The Allies liberated many Nazi and Axis concentration camps in World War Two.The prisoners of war were sent to concentration camps.
Their was only about 20 Major concentration camps.
In World War 1 (1914-18) there were no concentration camps. For the Nazi concentration camps, see the related question.
A few ____ The Nazi camps ceased to function as concentration camps.
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Of course. If you're asking about Nazi Concentration camps then there were tons starting from World War 1, and up until World War 2 :)
Why did Adolf create concentration camps?
concentration camps were places where Jews were kept in the 2nd world war and then the used to get killed there
When the War ended.
Where could the most famous WW2 concentration camps we located?
Concentration camps or death camps.
It's estimated that about 14.5 Million People were sent to the concentration camps during the Holocaust. About 13 Million out of the lot were killed in the Camps.
They were put in concentration camps and extermination camps.
There's a misunderstanding here. Concentration camps did not lead to World War 2. Countries went to war for much more down to earth reasons. In fact, liberating concentration camps didn't figure anywhere in Allied war aims.
Yes, after World War 2, many SS Soldiers who were involved with the concentration camps during the Holocaust. the ones found guilty would of been hanged in the concentration camp they worked in.
Many of them found themselves in concentration camps with the Jews.