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The plain man in the street respects nothing but brutal strength and ruthlessness. . Terror is the most effective political instrument. I shall not permit myself to be robbed of it simply because a lot of stupid [opponents] choose to be offended by it. [I] shall spread terror by the surprise employment of overwhelming fear of death. . 52 54 Upon hearing or learning of Hitler’s statement, what people inside and outside of Germany expected to occur in the Nazi camps is hard to determine. What is certain is that almost no one foresaw the kind of savagery that came to be perpetrated by those who ran the camps.
But I treasured it so much that I hid that little soup behind my bunk. One day when there was an inspection, the guards found the soup I was hiding. We weren’t supposed to have any soup in the barracks. They took me outside and beat me. I passed out after three blows. A friend gave me coffee. He saved my life because I felt so sick I couldn’t even move. With the coffee I was able to stand up when the camp officials came into the barracks for the next inspection. 32 32 In the Grip of Hunger Because there was never enough food, the residents of the camps were forced to live day in and day out in the gnawing, painful grip of hunger.
You stepped over them, you fell over them if you couldn’t walk. They were agonizing. People begging for water. They were falling into planks that were not pulled together in the barracks. They were crying, they were begging. It was hell. It was hell. Day and night. ” It was a chant, the chant of the dead. It was hell. ” US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1990. org. No matter how many inmates were crammed into a single barracks, such a structure typically had no heat. To keep warm in the winter the residents had only the clothes they wore and an occasional blanket, which had to be shared with two or three other people.
Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp by Don Nardo