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#14 - sinderhart (05/26/2012) [-]
i thought Jewish teenagers were sent to die immediately. In order to be sent to camps and have a chance at survival, you had to be 18-40. I think. Read it in the book "Night." Yeah 18 and 19 are still technically teens, but when i hear teenager i think of a minor.
#177 to #14 - anonymous (05/26/2012) [-]
You had a chance at survival in the camps even if you were under 12. Look up Mengele's twins, children he spared to preform medical experiments on. Most died as a result, but there were around 200 that survived.
#176 to #14 - anonymous (05/26/2012) [-]
No, 14-16 and over, you worked to death.

Only what Nazis considered children, IE, 12-13, maybe 14 and 15 and under, died instantly as they were deemed not fit to work.
User avatar #82 to #14 - missylyn (05/26/2012) [-]
I read the book myself. I think it would suck to have to keep running for miles without stopping and seeing bodies pilled in the snow.
User avatar #44 to #14 - flamingpinkbunnies (05/26/2012) [-]
Anne Frank & her sister Margot were both under 18 and I believe they were initially spared at Bergen-Belsen. They died from illness. So I don't know if there was a specific age group that was automatically killed (except for small children and the elderly, of course).
User avatar #43 to #14 - jmrpful (05/26/2012) [-]
actually they put the boys to work as young as 16 and some even younger said they were 16 so they could live
#77 to #43 - sinderhart (05/26/2012) [-]
Yeah. I dunno, we read the book Night in like 9th grade or something. Very interesting and sad. But one of the moments I remember was when they were in a line, some guy asked the author and his dad how old they were, and they said, 15[? or something] and [over 40], and the guy said, "no. no. 18, and 40. you're 18 and 40."
#182 to #77 - anonymous (05/26/2012) [-]
Yeah, but that's just one testimonial of one camp during WW2.

Read up, get sources and testimonies from many, many people who were in the holocaust, and you'll find it varied from camp to camp, and that you still had a chance at survival if you were considered to be knowledgeable of a trade, or had traits the Nazis wanted to experiment with.
#16 to #14 - anonymous (05/26/2012) [-]
I saw a movie about a german Nazi Kid who saw a concentration camp and there was a kid though?!?!!
User avatar #41 to #16 - Furubatsu (05/26/2012) [-]
Which actually stirred a lot of controversy about the very large and numerous inaccuracies surrounding the camps
User avatar #21 to #16 - doitpussy (05/26/2012) [-]
What was it called, Boy in the Striped Pajamas maybe?
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