Treatment in holocaust concentration camps the chilling part of the holocaust was the concentration camps that the nazis had opened throughout europe these camps were meant to incarcerate people who help different political and ideological views and also for imprisoning people who the nazis thought were racially inferior. Auschwitz was regarded as the most effective concentration camp established by the nazi regime in pursuit of the “final solution” unknown numbers of people of various nationalities perished in the camp. Auschwitz concentration camp opened in june 1940 by 1942, the camp had 28 two-story buildings, the most of which were used to hold prisoners in each building there were two large rooms upstairs and a number of smaller rooms downstairs. Auschwitz concentration camp opened in former polish army barracks in june 1940 twenty brick buildings were adapted, of which 6 were two-story and 14 were single-story at the end of 1940, prisoners began adding second stories to the single-story blocks.
The reasons for the epidemics and contagious diseases that prevailed in auschwitz concentration camp included the dreadful living conditions, which varied during the years that the camp operated, and were different in each part of the camp in auschwitz i, prisoners lived in old brick barracks. It is camp number ii, or 2, of the auschwitz complex, and is only slightly removed in distance from the first camp, the main auschwitz i camp closer to the town of osweicim. In an attempt to find an antidote to phosgene, a toxic gas used as a weapon during world war i, nazi doctors exposed 52 concentration-camp prisoners to the gas at fort ney near strasbourg, france. Auschwitz, which is also known as auschwitz-birkenau, is the name for the series of camps that were operated by nazi germany, in southern poland, as part of the holocaust first opened in 1940, it was originally designed as a concentration camp and detention center for polish prisoners of war, following nazi germany’s invasion of poland.
The largest nazi camp, auschwitz-birkenau, combined the functions of extermination and concentration camp there, healthy jews were selected for labor and, thus, temporarily saved from the gas chambers. Auschwitz auschwitz was the largest camp established by the germans it was a complex of camps, including a concentration, extermination, and forced-labor camp it was a complex of camps, including a concentration, extermination, and forced-labor camp. Inmates at dachau concentration camp were used as subjects from march to august 1942 to test the limits of human endurance at high altitudes the findings were to aid the german air force the findings were to aid the german air force. Treatment throughout the existence of the camp, the authorities there treated jews with the most ruthless, and often quite refined, cruelty ss men regarded a jewish life as the least valuable of all. Auschwitz was the largest and most notorious concentration camp it was made up of three concentration camps within poland they chose a variety of means of death from gassing to experimental testing.
Of those, auschwitz-birkenau was the largest and deadliest of the 20,000 concentration camps established by the germans during world war ii millions of jews were murdered in these concentration camps, mostly in gas chambers, but many died of starvation, disease, brutal treatment, exposure, executions and “medical” experiments. Those were the numbers that philip riteman was known by during his years in auschwitz, the nazi concentration camp riteman was just a teen living in poland near the russian border when german. Auschwitz-birkenau was the largest nazi extermination and concentration camp, located in the polish town of oswiecim, 37 miles west of cracow one sixth of all jews murdered by the nazis were gassed at auschwitz.
Holocaust scholars draw a distinction between concentration camps (described in this article) and extermination camps, which were established by the nazis for the industrial-scale mass murder of the predominantly jewish ghetto and concentration camp populations. Medical experiments of the holocaust and nazi medicine foreword people must remember the holocaust as a insult to humanity the lives lost were not only great in number, but offered so much to mankind. Aribert ferdinand heim, the notorious ss doctor named dr death by his nazi concentration camp victims, is thought to have died, aged 78, in egypt under the name of tarek hussein farid. Auschwitz's camp commandant rudolf hoss, was arrested in 1946, convicted of murder and hanged at the camp about 60 million reichmarks , equivalent to £125m today , was generated for the nazi state by slave labour at auschwitz during the holocaust.
In each german concentration camp, including auschwitz, a garrison physician (standortarzt) was responsible, together with the other medical personnel, for implementing, coordinating and supervising hygiene and sanitary measures. She was one of the handful of inmates of ravensbruck, the nazi concentration camp exclusively for women, ever to break out, and it took the ultimate in daring high-wire acts for her to get away. Ravensbrück was the largest concentration camp for women in nazi germany some 150,000 prisoners were held there by the ss until the camp was liberated in april 1945 (19042015.