Sobibor Death Camp

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Sobibor Death Camp

Sobibor Death Camp is located near a small village called Sobibor. It is in the eastern part of the district Lublin, in Poland. It was known as the capital of the Extermination Camps for the Jews during the holocaust. Sobibor was part of the border for the general government, in 1942. It was very complex and had many railroad systems in and out of Sobibor.In the extermination camps there were cemeteries for the Germans who were killed in revolts. As for the Jews, there were not. If a Jew died they were either set aside from the work areas to sit and rot or they were burned to death. Many were shot or burned alive in the Gas Chambers. The only way a german were to die, if they were shot, diseases from jews, or food poisoning.

During this time...

It was over a rulers opinion in which Hitler didn’t like anyone else out of his race. He believed they didn’t belong in this world. Although having different types of people is what gives us our diverse world, and examples of different views and ways of life.This was approximately 350,000 Jews that battle for their life from April 1942-October 1943 at the Sobibor an Extermination Camp for the Jews.

Mindset in all prisoners

"We knew our fate. We knew that we were in an extermination camp and death was our destiny. We knew that even a sudden end to the war might spare the inmates of the ‘normal’ concentration camps, but never us. Only desperate actions could shorten our suffering and maybe afford us a chance of escape. And the will to resist had grown and ripened."

The Camp


Sobibor Death Camp

Jews were forced to live in specific areas of the city called ghettos after the beginning of World War ll. In the larger ghettos, up to 1,000 people a day were picked up and brought by train to concentration camps or death camps.Once World War II began, the Nazis ordered all Jews to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothing so they could be easily targeted.11 million people were killed during the Holocaust (1.1 million children). 6 million of those victims were Jewish. Other groups targeted by the Nazis were Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, disabled people, and Gypsies.Two-thirds of Jewish people living in Europe at the time of World War II were killed by Nazis.

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Thesis Statement:What was the Holocaust like in the Sobibor death camp? How severe was it to be a prisoner ?


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