Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers Short Essay - Answer Key

Filip Müller
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1. Explain the orders Vacek gave to the prisoners in the yard of Block 11.

Vacek yelled at the prisoners: "Shun! Caps on! Caps off! Get a move on!" The men were expected to remove their caps and slap them against their right thighs during this routine. Vacek wanted to hear a whip-cracking sound from this exercise. The men were drilled, doing the routine many times over until Vacek was satisfied.

2. What were the Kapo's incentives to victimize some of the men at the morning exercise?

The Kapos were given rewards and privileges for reducing the number of men in their working party. It was left up to the Kapos to determine how they accomplished this. Usually, the victims of the Kapo were the disabled or the weak.

3. What was "sport" at Auschwitz?

"Sport", as Muller identified it, was the running of the victims that the Kapo had singled out. The men must follow commands such as "Crawl!", "Jump!" and "Lie down!" as they tried to evade beatings with truncheons. All were beaten to death by the end of "sport".

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