The Auschwitz camp was first built to keep political prisoners. But as racism hit the Jews, a lot of little children had died meaning there were more children than adults. The children of Auschwitz were treated as if they were adults. They did not get any milk or food from the camp. Therefore they were sentenced to starve to death.
The camp’s medical staff tried to provide blankets, food and medicine for them. They did not succeed. The hardest thing was trying to feed the Jewish children who were at risk of selection for the gas chambers. Soon a lot of kids were starting to have diseases such as tuberculosis, ague, meningitis, pemphigus. Many of these diseases were obviously from starvation caused by the camp conditions . Sadly in the end more than 1.5 million children where murdered during the Holocaust.