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The key distinction was between extermination camps and labour camps ("ordinary" concentration camps).

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What were the 2 main types of Concentration Camps during the Holocaust?

The main types of Concentration Camps were Concentration Camps and Extermination Camps.


What types of camps were there in Germany?

Concentration and Death Camps


Why were the Nazi Camps called Concentration Camps?

There are a number of types of camps that exist in the English language.One type of camp that the Nazis used were concentration camps.The Nazis also used many other types of camp.Many other countries use and have used concentration camps.There are/were different classifications of camps. The year or the location of a camp does not dictate its classification, its function does.Because large numbers of prisoners were "concentrated" in one location.


What types of camps did Hitler make?

Concentration Camps Extermination Camps Labour Camps Transit Camps Death Camps.


What are 2 types of camps used by the Germans?

There was 5 different types of Camps but here is 2 most common. Concentration Camps Extermination Camps


What did Jewish men do in concentration camps?

Concentration camps covered at least two types of activities: one for slave labor; one for death


How did the Nazis hide the true purpose of concentration camps?

There were different types of concentration camps, and the true purpose of some was not hidden. Please see the related question.


Why were they called concentration camps?

Within these camps they could 'concentrate' or group specific types of people in one place.


What was the difference between the ''concentration camps'' and the ''extermination camps?

Technically all camps were within the concentration camp system, there were labour camps, transit camps and extermination camps. Concentration camps were generally intended for civillians, initially just for criminals, but gradually more types were included. Extermination camps were established about seven and a half years after the first concentration camps. They were much smaller than the average concentration camps (Auschwitz is an exception as it was both), as they only held enough inmates that were needed to opperate the gas chambers/vans and the cramatoria.


What two types of concentration camps in the holocaust?

The key disinction is between 'ordinary' concentration camps (such as Dachau or Buchenwald) and extermination camps such as Treblinka and Sobibor. The sole purpose of extermination camps was to kill. Note that Auschwitz and Majdanek combined both kinds of camps.


What are two types of camps Hitler created?

There were two main types of camps created by the Nazis during the Holocaust, namely concentration camps and extermination camps. The term for concentration camps was borrowed from the British concentration camps during the Second Anglo-Boer War in South Africa. The concentration camps were placed where the enemies of the Nazis were enslaved, starved, tortured and killed. People in the concentration camps were put to work in harsh conditions. This included Jews, Soviet prisoners of wars, Gypsies, Poles, homosexuals, people with disabilities, Jehovah's witnesses, Catholic clegy, Eastern European intellectuals and others like common criminals. Many prisoners died in the concentration camps due to maltreatment, disease, starvation and overwork. The extermination camps is also known as death camps as these camps were only used to systematically kill people, mostly Jews, by gassing them. These camps were different from the concentration camps as new arrivals to these camps were immediately killed and were not put to work first. It included Chelmno, Belzec, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka. Auschwitz-Birkenau was a combination of concentration and extermination camps.


Were there more than 3 types of camps in the holocaust?

No there was not. Here are the 2 types:Concentration Camps- live, eat, backbreaking labor,etc...Extermination Camps- gas chambers where you would meet your death.


What types of Punishments used in concentration camps?

they hung shot starved and even gassed them


What were the different types of camps in World War 2?

concentration, interment, prisoner-of-war


What were the three types of Nazi camps?

1. Concentration camps (punishment and forced labour camps). 2. Extermination camps (for killing only). 3. Transit camps. Some camps combined more than one function.


How many types of concentration camps are there?

1) Work camps, where inmates were payed meager salaries for back breaking work. 2) Standard concentration camps where Jews were worked to death. 3) Death camps where the sole purpose was to destroy as many Jews as possible as quickly as possible.


What types of land exist in northern Europe?

Northern Europe is full of plains and mountains.


Why were Jews moved from concentration camp to concentration camp?

German Troops Took Jews to different concentration camps because of how sick and different types of Jews it was a messed up system.


Why were concentration camps called what they were?

The name in German is (Konzentrationslager) that means concentration camp, at first were intended to hold political prisoners and opponents of the Nazi empire but after the WW2 began Hitler use the first six concentration camps to hold and exterminate jews, homosexuals, gypsies but later he find out he could use those people for work so he created various types of concentration camps: Labour camps: concentration camps where interned inmates had to do hard physical labour under inhuman conditions and cruel treatment. Some of these camps were sub-camps of bigger camps, or "operational camps", established for a temporary need. Transit and collection camps: camps where inmates were collected and routed to main camps, or temporarily held. POW camps: concentration camps where prisoners of war were held after capture. These POW's endured torture and liquidation in a big scale. Hostage camps: camps where hostages were held and killed as reprisals. Extermination camps: These camps differed from the rest, since not all of them were also concentration-camps. Although none of the categories is independent, and each camp could be classified as a mixture of several of the above, and all camps had some of the elements of an extermination camp, still systematic extermination of new-arrivals occured in very specific camps. Of these, three were extermination camps, where all new-arrivals were simply killed -- The "Reinhardt Aktion" camps. Three others were concentration and extermination camps altogether. Others were at times classified as "minor extermination camps."


What types of concentration camps did Jews go to?

Jews were generally sent to extermination camps. Many were killed on arrival, others were worked to death. Very few survived.


What was it like in Holocaust concentration camps?

There were different types of camps. In ordinary concentration camps the prisoners had to work for the Nazis on insufficient food and were ill treated as a matter of routine. In the extermination camps, such as the Birkenau section of Auschwitz, most of the new arrivals were gassed as soon as practical after their arrival. Some were 'selected' for work and systematically worked to death.


What were the two main types of Nazi concentration camps?

It's common to draw a distinction between 'ordinary' concentration camps like Dachau and Buchenwald, and extermination camps. The latter existed only for the purpose of killing. They are:Auschwitz II (Birkenau section)BelzecChelmnoMajdanek (part only)SobiborTreblinka IIIn addition, there were transit camps and various 'specialized' camps.


What jobs did the jews do in the concentration camps?

The camps camps had different types of forced labor. Some Jews were packers of foods and others sewed. Some sorted clothing for more than fifteen hours a day.



How many Holocaust were there?

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