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The Holocaust: The Horrors Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust is one of the biggest and most widely known genocides in history. The Holocaust is famous for introducing many killing methods, such as the infamous gas chambers. One thing the Nazis were notorious for, other than the mass killings, was the horrible treatment of their prisoners. Millions of prisoners died under the Nazis due to various factors, such as disease, abuse by the guards, and the weather.
Firstly, the prisoners were severely abused by the prison guards. The guards were quiet sadistic towards the prisoners and abusing them was a manifestation of it. The guard’s and prison staff’s abuse towards the prisoners varied. It would range from beatings to medical experiments. The guards would look for various reasons to beat the
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Hygiene was horrible in the camps. There was almost no showers, waste was put everywhere due to no sewage system, the food was in very bad condition and it was spoiled, the water was dirty, and there was almost no medical facilities in the camps. The disease that killed the most people was Typhoid. Typhoid is a disease that is contracted from dirty water. Symptoms include diarrhea, very high fever, body pain, and severe headaches. Once someone was infected, they could infect other people. Majority of the prisoners never knew they had it so it was able to spread easily. The sanitation in the prisons also led to many skin diseases. Then, the prisoners nutrition needs weren’t met so they contracted things like rashes and boils. Starvation also led to diseases which included diarrhea, and vision and hearing impairment. When winter came, the prisoners would freeze to death, contract a virus, or die from hyperthermia. Finally, many of the prisoners suffered from mental illnesses and received no help whatsoever which led to alarming suicide rates in the camps. Most prisoners became apathetic and didn’t care if they died or not. The conditions of the prisoners was a medical nightmare which should be avoided at all costs in the

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