- What was the Holocaust?
- Judaism and Jewish life
- What is antisemitism?
- How did the Nazis gain power?
- Life in Nazi-controlled Europe
- What were camps?
- What was the Final Solution?
- How did people respond?
- Survival and legacy
An SS Death’s Head Unit, using the model established in Dachau, administered each camp. The SS unit was split into two groups.
The first of these was responsible for life, security and conditions inside the camp, whilst the second group was responsible for guarding the perimeter of the camp, in addition to an exclusion zone around it.
The organisation inside the camp would include:
Often the SS officers and orderlies would be extremely brutal to prisoners. Punishments were carried out at the whim of the guards.