Between 1942 and 1945 about 6 million Jews were killed or murdered in the Holocaust. Half were “exterminated” in gas chambers / crematorium in the Nazi Death Camps. It was known as Hitler’s “Final Solution”. With the start of the final solution the camps were made for the purpose of great extermination of mainly Jews but other rational groups also.
Hitler started the concentration camps right after he got into power. Conditions in the camps were horrible; there were many deaths from starvation and lack of care. Getting rid of the corpses of all the dead people became a problem. In some camps like the one in Dachau, crematoriums were made to get rid of the bodies. They also had other ways of getting rid of them, like gallows where the people were executed and disposed of.
One thing to keep in mind of the death camps is: The Nazi Euthanasia Project, this was run by the Berlin Chancellery, in Tiegartnestrasse 4, which is why the code name is “T4”. It was thought of eliminating the “life unworthy of life”.
pictures of Concentration Camps