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Concentration camps were either forced labor camps or death camps. Either way, most inmates were worked until they died. Filthy conditions and minimal food led to many deaths by starvation and disease. In some cases, hideous medical experiments were performed, often to discover better ways to kill prisoners. The people sent to these camps were treated in a totally malicious and inhumane manner. The death camps were part of Hitler's "Final Solution" (genocide of the Jews), although ethnic Polish populations were subject to the same type of methodical exterminations.

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Because they were made with the sole intention of imprisoning Jews, Homosexuals, Gypsies and others that didn't fit in with the Nazi idea of a perfect race, where they were gathered and subjected to torture, abuse, starvation and extermination (Death/execution) The German concentration camps were bad on so many levels it is hard to begin. The camps were a tool of systematic genocide. The efficiency of the place was to eliminate as many Jews as possible and vast numbers were killed within hours of arrival. The people were generally civilians who were taken from their homes and brought to the camps because of their family backgrounds rather than any sort of crime. They were not provided with the basic foods needed for health. Housing, sanitation and such were minimal, so many died of disease, if they survived through starvation and hard labor. Prisoners were also used to test medical theories and some of the tests were painful and tortuous. Although some of these findings could be useful in the current world, there is some thought that the methods used to obtain the information preclude ever using it.

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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.

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they were very crowded. Food was skarce so the inmates could perfectly show all the bones of their bodies under the skin.

Concentration camps were very barren. Most people had to live in small dirty barracks with army cot type beds, some people even lived in old horse stalls. The camps were very dull. Most rooms would hav a bed and maybe a small sink for washing. These camps were basically all mud with long lines for a bathroom or food. People slept in dirty smelly rooms. The Camp was mostly mud or dirt not really grass.It was an unpleasurable place to be!

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Concentration camps were camps that the Jewish, Gypsie, or other people were forced to go to, to be tortured or forced to do work. Adolf Htiler and the German Nazi Soldiers did not like those kind of people so they decided to put them in camps, called Concentration camps. They put them in these camps mostly because of their looks and their religion. The camps were built to fit many people in them. They also had many bunk beds to save room.

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Holand, France, Germany, Poland, Lithiania, Slovakia, Yugoslavia, Austria

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They were horrifying places, the smell of blood was everywhere, people crying because the lost someone near.

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The Auschwitz group of camps.

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