The mass hatred of Jews gave rise to the tactic of arresting Jews and sending them to a work camp like Auschwitz where they were forced to work.
Germans used those arrested as forced laborers. Some prisoners were employed outside the camps, in coal mines and rock quarries, and on construction projects, digging tunnels and canals. Under armed guard, they shoveled snow off roads and cleared rubble from roads and towns hit during air raids. A large number of forced laborers eventually were used in factories that produced weapons and other goods that supported the German war effort. Many private companies, such as I. G. Farben and Bavarian Motor Works (BMW), which produced automobile and airplane engines, eagerly sought the use of prisoners as a source of cheap labor. Prisoners were assigned to a whole range of different duties. Some remained inside were the camp, working on a variety of jobs, from administration tasks to heavy manual labor. Most prisoners worked outside in one of the many factories, construction projects, farms or coal mines, owned by German companies and for whom they now provided free slave labor.
Most prisoners worked outside the camps in one the many factories, construction projects, farms or coal mines. They would quite often have to walk several miles to their place of work.
Auschwitz III, also called Buna or Monowitz, was established in October 1942. It housed prisoners assigned to work at the Buna synthetic rubber works, located on the outskirts of the small village of Monowice.
When they became too sick or too weak to work prisoners were killed, often by using Hydrogen Cyanide, HCN aka. prussic acid called Zyklon-B. That eventually because known as the Holocaust. It was the Holocaust. A horrible indictment of people who descended to a low enough level to be called savages.
What motivated the Germans to arrest Jews? Hatred. The hatred morphed into the Holocaust. The entire set of programs needs to be understood and condemned because they offer the motivation, strategy and tactics behind the arrest – work – murder that caused the deaths of so many innocent people. Those motivations need to be understood because they are nascent in America and working against President Trump… .