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Before the War
The Holocaust
Displaced Persons Camps
Where Can We Go?
The Journey
Welcome to Canada
New Lives
Canadian Immigration Overview
Adolf Hitler set up a system of concentration camps shortly after assuming power in 1933. The camps imprisoned opponents of the Nazi regime and those considered to be "racially" undesirable, such as Jews and Gypsies. Most were transit camps or slave labour camps, established first in Germany and later in occupied Europe. There were approximately 1800 camps in all.     more... »