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No, they weren't. Even concentration camp inmates who were incarcerated temporarily were required to sign a paper that they would never tell anybody about what they saw in the camp. This information was secret for many reasons. Not only to hide the Holocaust, but to hide other abuses as well (of non-Jewish prisoners), to hide information on who were the ...


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You are confusing two different things: extermination camps and concentration camps. There were dozens of Nazi concentration camps, but only six extermination camps. The guards at the extermination camps were a small number of fanatical SS soldiers who were dedicated to carrying out their tasks in the most secretive way possible. Himmler, the boss of these ...


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Let' just say that it was highly discouraged. First, unlike "regular" prisons, guards at concentration camps did not go home every day because it was a quasi military function. Even when "off duty," they would be either in or near the camp most days, getting a few weeks of "leave" each year. Second, many were too shocked by the horrors of what they saw to ...



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