When and where was the term 'Holocaust' first used to describe what occurred in the death camps?
As far as can be established, the word 'Holocaust' (actually 'a holocaust', not 'the Holocaust') was first used in the (London) News Chronicle in November 1942 to describe the extermination of the Jews.
The word 'genocide' was first used in print in 1944. However, the term Holocaust was not widely used for the Nazi genocide of the Jews till the late 1970s following the broadcast of the TV miniseries with that title. (It is sometimes said the use of the term for the Nazi genocide of the Jews was popularized by Elie Wiesel from the late 1950s on).
Note the term Holocaust does not refer only to murder in death camps, but also to mass open-air shootings (of which there were many in Eastern Europe) and to deliberate starvation in ghettos.
I fear that horrible experiences occurred in all death camps. Most of the death camps of the Holocaust were in southern Poland.
Support for an independent Jewish homeland increased.
There are many words to describe the holocaust. Some words are: Horrible- Jews were murdered. One after the other. Killing- Nazis killed Jews. The Nazis said that they enjoyed killing. Death- Almost all of the Jews died. There was a lot of death having to to in the holocaust. Concentration Camps- Many of the Jews died in concentration camps. Jews were tortured.
There were concentration camps in the Holocaust. The concentration camps were basically work/death camps.
About 6 million Jews died in the death camps during the Holocaust. The purpose of the death camps were to do a mass extermination of the Jews.
the death camps during the Holocaust were actually called concentration camps, its purpose was to prison all the minorities that the Nazis were trying to get rid of, such as the Jews.
The camps were run by the SS.
The world believes that the Holocaust is one of the greatest tragedies that has ever occurred. It resulted in the death of six million Jewish people, and another five million people who were also murdered in the camps.
They died in the Nazi Concentration camps, death marches between camps or general didn't survive when escaped. Most deaths occurred at the Nazi Concentration camps. There are differnet kinds of camps:Concentration, Death, Extermination, Transition and Labor camps. Each kind of camps has got it's own purpose such as holding people or killing them in mass numbers.
Historians don't generally use the term death camp. There were concentration camps of varying degrees of harshness and extermination camps. Please see the related question.
The largest of the death camps during the holocaust was Auschwitz, in Poland.
The term death camps (in the Holocaust) refers mainly to extermination camps. Sometimes the very harshest concentration camps (Grade 3, such as Mauthausen) are also called death camps.
concentration camps or death camps
they, the death marches, were at the end (of the Holocaust and of the War), when camps were closing, the guards evacuated with the prisoners.
Pretty simple. Extermination camps is really another term for death camps. It is where people meet their death by being asphyxiated with gas.
It was the Crematorias in the Death Camps
Typically in any pogrom or genocide against the Jews, the Jews were killed in close proximity to where they lived, usually in the same town. The Holocaust was relatively unique in that Jews were first confined to ghettos and then shipped across the empire to concentration camps, labor camps, and death camps. Most of the outright-killing and gassing occurred at the death camps. However, abuse from guards, starvation, and disease killed many in the ghettos… Read More
Death marches. Death camps. Denmark.
You could write about Anne Frank, death camps, concentration camps.
People suffered and died.
At death camps in Poland and all over Europe.
They got sent to concentration camps, work camps, or death factories.
Jews were sent to concentration camps during the holocaust to be killed by a gas room, being shot, or worked to death. The Jews had to wear the yellow star on their close. The Jews were creamated after death.
The U.S. did not know about the holocaust until some time after D-day when troops came across the concentration camps and death camps.
Jews were sent to concentration camps to be tourtured and killed. Many were worked brutally until death.
None, the kids in the concentration camps starved to death
* Auschwitz (group of camps) - At least 1.1 million killed. * Treblinka II - about 850,000 victims.
A prisoner in charge at the camps (concentration camps, death camps, forced labor camps) during the Holocaust. These people were typically non-Jewish (Jews were treated the worst in the camps).
Two concentration camps were: Dachau Bergen-Belsen Two extermination (death) camps were: Auschwitz-Birkenau Sobibor
Some Concentration Camps were used as Death Camps, gassing and cremating hundreds of victims at a time.
Sometimes in seperate concentration camps, sometimes with children. More often, they were killed on arrival to the death camps.
The defeat of the Nazi's, exposing the murder of the death camps and trial, conviction and execution of the murderers. The liberations of the camps. The survivors.
The SS was central to the Nazi terror apparatus. They ran the concentration camps and death camps, and they carried out the Holocaust.
There were six extermination (or 'death') camps in the Holocaust which were located at: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor, Treblinka. That is the 'accepted list', but the role of Majdanek is not clear and there was also an extermination camp at Maly Trostinets near Minsk.
Most were transported by cattle trucks and trains.
(Holocaust history) roundup of Jews from conquered territory for transport to death camps
The Holocaust occurred in phases because that is simply how it unfolded. It was a process which evolved over time, and was not predetermined. If the Final Solution (decision to systematically exterminate Jews via death camps) had been made before the other stages, prominent figures in the Nazi regime may not have been as quick to accept it.
Usually people were killed in concentration camps or death camps. In these camps, people were worked to death, put in gas chambers, or were shot. Often people caught diseases and died, or they starved to death because they were barely given any food.
Mainly in Death camps, and work camps. Even sometimes in their own homes where they were watched closely and beaten and killed
During the Holocaust, Jews were captured and sent to death and concentration camps. At the death camps, Jews were killed. By shooting, Strangling, Poisen gas(Gas Chamber), and Burning alive. The Holocaust Killed MILLIONS of Jews. and only 100 or so Jews survived. All Jews caught were Starved,beaten ect
The American soldiers came to where the camps were at and was helping the Jews and the old concentration camps are now being used as a museum to all for remembrance of the holocaust
Horror, Hunger and death
There were 5 main death camps the biggest was Auschwitz but most people killed in the holocaust were killed by mobile killing squads sent out in all conquered land
Causes of death during the Holocaust included Gas chambers and death by fire or being shot. Some non murderous causes of death were illness or disease, starvation, and working to death in concentration camps.
Tried to exterminate the Jews, Homosexuals, Gypsies, and anyone else they didn't like by sending to labor camps where they would work to death, or sending to death camps where they would be gassed.
"Between 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany established about 20,000 concentration and death camps to imprison its many millions of victims." Courtesy of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Nazis had 5 to 8 extermination camps. Please see the related question. The death toll at most other camps was also high.
Countries that were involved with the Holocaust were Poland, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom. Many citizens from these countries were sent to Nazi Death Camps.
it meant that lower numbers were found in the camps when the Allies arrived.