Children's Lives At Auschwitz

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This is my PowerPoint for my English speech about Auschwitz. I did use notes for this presentation so that's why some of the slides may be a bit unclear. I will try to upload the notes, but if I can't feel free to ask for them and I'll send them through to you. Enjoy! (:


  • 1. Childrens Lives At Auschwitz By Zuzanna Wieczorek

2. Auschwitz Concentration CampARBEIT MACHT FREI - WORK WILL SET YOU FREE 3. OwicimBrzezinkaMonowice 4. Children...70 years ago Nowadays 5. Possessions 6. Statistic1.5 millionchildren under the age of sixteen were killed at Auschwitz. Gabon 1.5 million is also the population of Gabon, a country in Africa. 7. Lucie Adelsberger "Like the adults, the kids were only a mere bag of bones, withoutmuscles or fat, and the thin skin like parchment scrubbed through andthrough beyond the hard bones of the skeleton ignited itself to ulcerated wounds. Abscesses covered the underfed body from the top to the bottom and thus deprived it from the last rest of energy. Themouth was deeply gnawed by noma-abscesses, hollowed out the jawand perforated the cheeks like cancer. Many decaying bodies were full of water because of the burning hunger, they swelled to shapeless bulks which could not move anymore. Diarrhoea, lasting for weeks, dissolved their irresistant bodies until nothing remained . " 8. Separation150+Hard work150+150- 150-Gas chamber 9. TreatmentJosef Mengele and other camp doctors tortured and madeJewish, Gypsy and many other children suffer incredibly. Josef Mengele Born on 15th March 1911, Josef was a German doctor. He became knows as the Angel of Death because of the cruel experiments he carried out on children. 10. Experiments Drew sketches of each twinOnly a few of the children Injected with substancessurvived Auschwitz. They later Dripped chemicals torecalled how they were visited bya smiling Uncle Mengele whochange eye colourbrought them candy and clothes. Injected chloroform intoThen he had them delivered totheir heartshis medical laboratory either in Killed them at the end of trucks painted with the Redthe experiments Cross emblem or in his own Dissected thempersonal car. 11. Process The children were taken to have showers.They were allowed to keep their hair and their clothes.They were measured.They were tattooed with a number from a special sequence.They had to fill out some forms about their brief history and other information. If they were too young, an officerwould do it for them. They were taken to Mengele, who inspected them and looked for any unusual traits. 12. Life Roll call at 6am, followed by small breakfast and inspection. Given brief instruction in makeshift classes. Sometimes allowed to play football.No hard work, only the job of a messenger.No punishments.Blood drawn every day from fingers and arms, sometimes botharms at the same time.Small children had their blood drawn from their necks. Trucks arrived to take them to the experiments. 13. Facts Mengele often brought the children candy and chocolates. Hepatted them on the head, talked to them and sometimes evenplayed with them. Many of the children, especially the youngerones, called him Uncle Mengele. Mengele and the other camp doctors were found to bepsychologically normal. They were men of fine standing.Husbands who morning and night kissed their wives. Fathers whotucked their children into bed 14. The Rest of the Children They were first separated from their families. The rest of the children had to work hard.They were very skinny.They werent treated like humans at all. They were beaten, sworn at and called offensive names. 15. Conditions They slept with thousands of other people.They only received 350g of bread, half a litre of coffee and one litre of turnip and potato soup daily.They received 20g of meat a week. They barely had any time to wash. 16. Fate1. Most were killed upon arrival.2. Some were selected for work as slave labourers and worked to death.3. Some were used for medical experiments.4. Some died when the camps were evacuated on foot (death marches) in January 1945.5. Very few survived.