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Were death camps originally intended as death camps and if not, what changed?

The "Final solution", i.e., systematic effort to exterminate Jews indeed came about only in 1941 (although the mass executions by Ersatzgruppen in eastern Europe were ongoing from the ...
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Were death camps originally intended as death camps and if not, what changed?

There were three categories of Nazi concentration camp, labour camps, transit camp and extermination camp. Labor camps, such as Dachau, were by and large for the temporary enslavement of the inmates, ...
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Why did the Nazis guillotine criminals but mostly hang political enemies, and why were the White Rose group an exception?

It takes a lot of force to close up the air supply to the longs. Short drop hanging mainly restricts the blood flow between the head and the body. Usually you won't find someone 'choking' for minutes. ...
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