There were many different types of camps set up during the Holocaust, including death camps. There were also labor camps, transit camps, prisoner of war camps, and concentration camps. These were the first to come along. When Jews started being taken here in 1938, the need for more torture and cleansing continued to grow alongside the hatred and sheer murdering mindset of the SS Men and those who worked under Hitler.
Death Camps in WWII
Most people know the general story behind the Holocaust: the 'racial cleansing' that was preached as necessary by Adolf Hitler that resulted in the deaths of approximately 6 million Jews and nearly 11 million people in total.
About the Holocaust
Anne Frank is one of the many young heroes of World War II and the Holocaust. Anne was born in 1929 to a German-Jewish family. After being forced into hiding during the Holocaust, she began keeping a diary of the events going on.
Concentration camps were a large part of the Holocaust. Although this general term is used to refer to the camps set up in Germany where Jews and other 'inferiors' were taken for imprisonment and death, there were actually many different kinds of camps that were built during the Holocaust era. Labor camps existed where inferiors were forced into slave labor, starved, and tortured
Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest concentration and extermination camp under German control during the reign of the Nazi regime. The main entrance to Auschwitz featured train tracks, as the prisoners were brought by train, herded and packed into cars like cattle rather than people