Inside a Nazi Concentration Camp

I found a brilliant article describing the gas chambers at a concentration camp. It’s crazy to think that these prisoners- some Jews, some homosexuals, some gypsies, all of whom were described as “undesirables”- were dropped off at these camps, forced to get naked and then piled into small chambers with dozens of other people- not having a clue what was about to happen to them- and then gassed to death. I guess it was probably a better way to go then being starved to death. I honestly can’t imagine what it would have been like to be crammed into wet, lice and rat infested barracks with thousands of other people and surviving on a small piece of bread a day and watery soup. Looking at these pictures makes me feel sick and I honestly can’t imagine how people could treat others this way.

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Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria.  The camp was reputedly used for "scientific" experiments.  It was liberated by the 80th Division.  May 7, 1945.  Lt. A. E. Samuelson.  (Army) NARA FILE #:  111-SC-204480 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #:  1103
 
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