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Section: What were the ghettos and camps?

What were the ghettos and camps?

This map, created by Herbert Froboess and entitled Deutschland 1945, shows some of the camps in Nazi Germany and some of the surrounding occupied countries.

This map, created by Herbert Froboess and entitled Deutschland 1945, shows some of the camps in Nazi Germany and some of the surrounding occupied countries.

Courtesy of The Wiener Library.

Ghettos and camps were used extensively by the Nazis during their time in power to segregate, oppress and persecute their opponents.

This section explores what ghettos and camps were, how they developed, and what life was like for those imprisoned inside them.

Topics in this section

The ghettos
Warsaw Ghetto
Theresienstadt Ghetto
The camps
The early camps
Types of camps
SS concentration camp system
Bergen-Belsen
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