Father was on a mission with the Gestapo to capture any jews on sight and kill them if they go against the Secret Police.
Hanging Stations in Concentration Camp
Jews were killed alongside rivers, ponds and lakes while kneeling down. They were shot from the back of their head.
Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Oświęcim, Poland
Jews were also captured and tortured in concentration camps. The women and the men were forcefully taken from their families and were separated into groups to be sent into different locations of camps in Germany. The children of the jews were killed due to "racial struggle" or as a measure of preventive security.
The start of the Jews sufferings, 1939
Most of the Jews that were executed by the Nazis were communists, homosexuals, Romani people (Gypsies) and many more.
Monika's father saw Monika's mother's parents being captive as they were Jews. He couldn't help them as if he had, he would be killed by nearby SS members.
They had starved and slept in very cold and harsh conditions. Many had died during their sleep and were left there to rot.