There has been much discussion among the younger
generation that some of the incidents which occurred through
World War II were myth or a type of propaganda if you will. I am
speaking of course about the Nazi regimn and how it treated and
worked to exterminate certain people deemed undesirable by Hitler
and his associates. Most people think of the undesirables as
persons born Jewish or with a Jewish bloodline. Hitler considered
many people to be inferior.
On his list of people he looked to eradicate were people
of Jewish descent, Gypsies, Soviet prisoners of war, and
dissidents of Polish nationality. He also seemed to be able with
his Secret Police, the SS, to ferret out anyone who could and
would oppose him. They were also placed on his list.
Here are some facts for the non-believers and those who
may be unaware of what truly happened, in this one of the darkest
wars ever fostered by a madman.
Auschwitz one of the most infamous of the prison camps
was actually three separate camps.
Auschwitz I was the first concentration camp and was the
site where roughly 70,000 innocent people were murdered. The
exterminations were administered many different ways, none of
them were kind or humane. The people who died here were ethnic
Poles and Soviet prisoners of war.
Auschwitz II was an extermination camp and was the site
where 960,000 Jews, 75,000 Poles, and roughly 19,000 Gypsies were
put to death. These people were also subjected to a variety of
horrors and tortures before they were killed. Men, women, and
children were herded like cattle on to rail cars and transported
to Auschwitz II. Here they were tortured, experimented on,
starved, beaten, degraded, and then put to death. Even in death
there was no dignity for these poor souls with bruised and
battered bodies were pushed into mass graves.
Auschwitz III was a labor camp were people also suffered
and died doing the bidding of a tyrannical overseer. The people
who were at this camp were probably the most unfortunate, because
they begged for death and it never came.
There were other camps set up all over Europe. Many more
innocents suffered and perished.
I just wanted to share this with the skeptics, those who
speak before thinking, those who see only what they would like to
see. I had hoped that what happened through the trying times of
World War II and the horror which some people still live through
each day of their lives, would be remembered by all the people of
the world. In remembering we learn. If we do not learn, history
has a way of repeating itself.