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Contrary to common belief Germans did not invented the concentration camps - actually British were the first to use them during Boer Wars between 1900 and 1902. Of course previously similar concepts were used by Russian, Spanish and other nations, but British were the first to use them on large scale and turn refugee camps into camps, where Boer insurgents were kept. German Empire used such camps between 1904 and 1908 during their racial extermination of Herero and Nama people in German South-West Africa (now Namibia). In Nazi Germany, under ruling of Adolf Hitler, started building concentration camps in 1930s to imprison in them their political opponents and, after Heinrich Himmler took over the command over concentration camps, also "racially undesirable elements", like homosexuals, criminals, Jews and Romani. Russians also used concentration camps for similar purposes, but usually on much smaller scale and usually against their own people seen as politically dangerous rather than based on race or religion. When World War 2 started with expansion of their territory Germans spread their camps all over Europe - they built them in Poland, Lithuania, Austria, Ukraine, France, Belarus, Norway, Croatia. Some of them, were extermination camps - built not to keep people in them, but to systematically kill them using poisonous gas and later bury them in mass graves or burn them in crematoria. But even people kept in non-extermination camps often died in large numbers due to starvation, malnutrition, diseases or medical experiments. Japanese Imperial Army was also very active during World War 2 in creating concentration camps, where people were often tortured or used for medical experiments, they also often organized the "death marches", during which people who were about to be imprisoned in the concentration camp had to travel by foot to the camp, during which a lot of prisoner died due to exhaustion.


Schindler’s List 1993 war movie

Schindler’s List 1993

During World War II German industrialist Oskar Schindler starts a enamelware factory in Krakow using bribes and his connections with Nazi officials. He hires a Jewish accountant to run the business and as war progresses his views, as Nazi Party member, begin to change.

Süskind 2012 war movie

Süskind 2012

Story of Walter Süskind, who saved over 600 children from being sent to concentration camps during World War 2.

Nuremberg 2000 war movie

Nuremberg 2000

Nuremberg Trials as seen by the American lawyers, who were chosen to organize them.

The 25th Hour 1967 war movie

The 25th Hour 1967

During World War 2 simple Romanian villager Johann Moritz is denounced as being Jew. This lie changed his life and threw him in the middle of world conflict.

The Counterfeiters 2007 war movie

The Counterfeiters 2007

Germans lock up counterfeiters in concentration camp and use their skills to produce forged pound notes and destabilise Great Britain.

Victory 1981 war movie

Victory 1981

During World War 2 Germans organize the propaganda football match against team formed of Allied players that are captives in the prisoners of war camps in France.

Hart’s War 2002 war movie

Hart’s War 2002

When murder is commited in the prisoners of war camp the trial has to take place and young Lieutenant Hart will have to face a tricky challenge.

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