New book reveals horror of Nazi camp brothels
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They were, then, loaded into blacked-out buses and were taken to Ravensbruck where a lake with crystal blue water was nearby and the scent of pines filled the air and permeated their noses. As what communist Lisa Ullrich said, their hearts literally leaped with joy at the scenery before them. The camp had no watchtowers and though it was enclosed with barbed wires, inside they could see beds of colorful flowers and an aviary with peacocks and a parrot. But then, that illusion of peace was shattered at a snap of a finger.
The Auschwitz brothel where prisoners were 'rewarded'
From to , the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was the largest of the Nazi death camps, was comprised of three central hubs and dozens of subcamps. By the time it was liberated in , some 1. These pictures show the brutal and inhumane reality of life as an Auschwitz prisoner and the strength of survivors who, years later, returned to the former concentration camp as a brave reminder that its history must never again be repeated. Child prisoners are photographed in the s on the orders of camp physician Josef Mengele, who carried out experiments on children and twins.
Adolf Hitler and the other Nazi leaders of Germany believed that Jews were racially inferior and dangerous. They used propaganda to convince the German people that they had to be dealt with. The Nazis made laws that deprived Jews of their rights and property.