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A list of concentration camps will help you write about the tragedy of the Holocaust

In this article, we describe concentration camps and a list of concentration camps is provided with some information about each camp. During World War II and the Holocaust, many camps were set up throughout Europe. The purpose of the camps that were built later by the Third Reich, mostly between 1939 and 1942, was to keep large numbers of prisoners without trial or jury. The people who were held included Gypsies, Jews, war prisoners, Slaves, homosexuals, political dissidents, and many other groups that were considered “undesirable” socially, politically, or racially by the Nazi state.

An image of Auschwitz, one of several concentration camps. (Credit: danaandholly.com)

An image of Auschwitz, one of several concentration camps. (Credit: danaandholly.com)

The concentration camps were used to suppress these people. Besides concentration camps, extermination camps, labor camps and transit camps also existed, and some camps were a combination. For example, Vaivara was both a concentration camp and a transit camp. Read more

Remembering Anne Frank: Free Holocaust narratives on Holocaust survivors and victims

Anne Frank

Anne Frank (© Anne Frank Fonds/ Anne Frank House/ Frans Dupont, HO/AP Images)

In honor of Anne Frank’s birthday on June 12th, we’re granting access to the following books for free for an entire month—the top five most researched Holocaust narratives by and about individuals who were children during the Holocaust. For another look at Anne Frank’s life, check out “The Bravery of Anne Frank,” an Ellis Shuman blog post on his visit to the Anne Frank House museum. Visit Questia’s Anne Frank topic page for additional information on the Dutch diarist.

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlPerhaps one of the most memorable works to come out of the Holocaust, The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, a young girl forced to hide out from the Nazis in a secret annex for two years. Read more