However, life within the ghetto was better than what awaited outside. That was because, across Europe, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party were grimly slaughtering all those who didn’t meet their ideals. For some six million Jews, this horrifying process would eventually end in death.
To this end, Nazi Germany began constructing concentration camps where it could house those whom it deemed to be undesirable. The first was built in Dachau, Germany, in 1933. Over the course of the war, moreover, another 23 major camps came into being across Europe.