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When Hitler gained he enforced strict laws on Jews that just kept getting harsher and harsher. Ghettos were usally a sectioned of area in a major city suronded by barbed wire fences and gaurded by Nazis. Ghettos were the place were all the Jews and other undesireables being persecuted by Hitler were sent. These places were impoverished and filthy. People lived and worked in the ghettos but many were forced to do cruel jobs ebforced by the Nazis. When the ghettos got to full the Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps.

Before the Jews were sent to the concentration camps they were sent to transit camps. Transit camps were where Jews stayed until they were sent to the concentration camp. It was sort of a sorting ground like some may have been sent to Auschwitz well others were sent to Birkenau. Transit camps were similar to concentration camps but the conditions were significanty better.

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A Transit Camp during the Holocaust was a camp where people were only temporarily held there until they were sent to other Concentration Camps or Ghetto's.

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