The Camps

Newly arrived prisoners at roll call in Buchenwald camp, Germany, c.1939-41. Prisoners would be made to stand for hours on end as a form of torture. Newly arrived prisoners at roll call in Buchenwald camp, Germany, c.1939-41. Prisoners would be made to stand for hours on end as a form of torture. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Robert A. Schmuhl

The Nazis established a network of camps in which they imprisoned people they considered enemies, such as Jews and those with political views which the Nazis deemed inimical. There were concentration camps, internment camps, labour camps and transit camps, many of which were divided into numerous sub-camps.

 

Kopl - by M Ceprow

An item on display

Kopl - by M Ceprow
Australia, 1995

Painting of a camp inmate.

Source: JHC, courtesy of M Ceprow