They held the highest population in all and every camp. In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”.They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
That is what Fighting Against Hitler, by Lauren Tarshis, is about. The historical background of Ben Kamm and the other jews didn 't have that greatest historical background, It looked like this: Hitler was planning on annihilating all of the jews
De Nacht der langen Messer (The night of the long knives) is another example and was a purge that took place in Germany in which Nazi soldiers carried out numerous political homicides on 77 leading figures of the left-wing Strasserist faction of the Nazi Party. The night of the long knives (often called operation hummingbird) was carried out swiftly and harshly to “punish” the politicians for being conservative anti-Nazi. A last definite point is that Hitler used gaseous euthanasia to quickly and cheaply execute the Jews he held in his concentration camps. People were put into the gassing chambers and then killed with carbon monoxide. An estimated 120,000 people were killed (punished) through the Nazi "Euthanasia" engagements.
Starting another world war within 20 years of the ‘war that was meant to end all wars’. Hitler was born on 20 April, 1889, in Braunau Am Inn, Austria. When World War 1 started, Hitler was enraged and signed up for the Bavarian army. He had many near- death experiences, such as being wounded, and being temporarily blind. For his bravery, he was awarded two Iron Crosses.
The Holocaust was a persecution and eventual mass murder of Jews during the Nazi regime in the World War II. An estimate of six million Jews were killed, all because of their religion and beliefs. The Nazi thought they were the superior race, and Jews were “inferior” as well as a danger to the ‘perfect’ German community. Gradually, the German government was filled with people who believed that Jews needed to be purged. They began to pass laws that specifically targeted Jews, such as making all Jews wear a big yellow star to identify themselves, as well as forbidding Jews from riding bikes.
The Jews were not the only victims of persecution and murder by the Nazis. Homosexuals, Gypsies, Clergy, people with a physical or mental disabilities, Jehovah 's Witnesses, Poles and other Slavs were also victims. Those are many of different type of people that the Nazis had it out for. I only thought that the Nazis wanted to kill the Jews. There is evidence as early as 1919 that Hitler had a strong hatred for Jews.
I will focus on the legislation created against minorities because this will clearly present how the Nazis were able to commit murder without penalty in Germany. From 1933 to 1939 there were many laws and legislation created inorder to hurt and affect Jews in a very negative way. On March 31,
Since Hitler wanted everyone to be like the “pure” or Aryan race he created the Nuremberg laws which are the strict laws that eventually led to the Holocaust. By Hitler creating these laws it deprived the Jews as being German citizens. In the World War II Timeline it states “the Nuremberg laws are passed in Germany, stripping Jews of their rights as German citizens.” They were no longer permitted to work in certain professions and were forbidden to marry anyone of the “pure” or Aryan race . In “The Holocaust” “Nazi ideology” it states “...banned Jews from many professions, and prevented Jews from marrying those they considered Aryan or “pure” Germans.” This law had a tremendous part leading to the Holocaust because it restricted the Jews from having rights and it led to Hitler telling them what they could and could not
The Holocaust In the late 1930’s Adolf Hitler had decided that the world would be better off if there were no Jewish people. All Jewish kids were kicked out of all Activities and school. The Gestapo Police were policemen that only followed Hitler's orders, they were ordered by Hitler to imprison or kill all unwanted people, such as blacks, Polish, disabled, and homosexuals. (Mackay 6) The Holocaust was a murder of 6 million Jewish people. That was over 40% of the world's Jewish population.
Genocide became the word to describe the horrific killing of millions in 1933 when Hitler came to power. The Nazis viewed Jews as evil and wanted nothing to do with them. At first it was just giving them a hard time and making their life rough, but soon it evolved into something nobody could describe at that moment. By 1939, about six million Jews were slaughtered by Nazis. Hitler was taking his power way beyond the limits.