Over the years of 1933-1945 over a million people were killed due to the Holocaust and more than half of them were Jewish. January 20, 1942 there was a meeting called the Wannsee Conference held by Nazi officials and attended by government ministers to discuss the problem of the European Jews. Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Reich Main Security Office was in charge of the meeting. Before this meeting there had been major events that occurred all over Europe causing the Jewish race to become belittled in most of Europe. Adolf Hitler preached that the Jews were not the same as them and Germany needed to remove them from their country and the surrounds areas.
The Nazis established ghettos in poland, Polish and Western European Jews were all taken to Ghettos. Their methods used to kill the Jews were mostly shooting or gas vans. Even this took a psychological burden on the nazis to the point where they couldn’t kill. The Holocaust lasted for 12 years and near the end the allies were advancing on Germans and begin to take over the camps. The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination.The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver.
Nazi camps starved the Jews until they were considered “human skeletons” and could not even walk. Second, some Jews had to fall from great heights for a job. A job for Jews was sometimes to fall from high places so the SS could see how high somebody could be dropped until they broke a bone. Finally, concentration camps were not immune to disease. After put in the camps, Jews had their head shaved.
The Nazis would choose whether they were capable of doing difficult outdoor work or if they should be sent to the gas chambers. 865,000 people did upon arrival, mainly due to gassing (Killing Centers). Thousands of people died from exhaustion from working since they were already weak from having no food (Byers 112). In 1941 Hitler came up with the final solution. He set up killing centers to quickly kill as many Jews as possible.
I couldn’t go to Dutch school anymore.” To put this quote differently, All the Jewish people were discriminated and got treated unfairly. They were kicked from their homes and jobs, had to give up land, and even had to wear yellow stars to signify that they are Jewish, just because of what they believe in. And according to Anne, these people are “Good at heart”. It doesn’t make sense. On History.com, the text states “This culminated in Kristallnacht, or the “night of broken glass” in November 1938, when German synagogues were burned and windows in Jewish shops were smashed; some 100 Jews were killed and thousands more arrested.” This quote shows the extent of how Jews were treated.
He brought destruction and ruined the love we had for one another. Soon all the positive and joyful feeling would be brought to an end for a period of time. Hitler had many motives to kill Jews just because he didn't like it. Hitler hated homosexuals and handicap people because they were too low of a class for him. He felt like the Jews were unsettling people and influence challenging ideas he didn't like.
“The first concentration camps were made to detain people without trial, usually under harsh conditions.” (www.theholocaustexplained.org) The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside. It was sad to be taken to a concentration camp because it meant that it was the end of your life.
This meant that Jews were bad because of their genes and there was no way to change this, as conversion to Christianity would only change religion and not genetics. Hitler comments on this in is text, The Jews as a Race, and agrees with this idea by saying that “The existence of the Jew himself becomes a parasitical one within the lives of other people.” In this quote, Hitler is comparing Jews to parasites as he believes that they
The biggest concentration camp where most of the Jews went and were killed was Auschwitz. The Jewish were put through a time of unfairness and had no say on how they could live their lives during this time period. To begin with, the Nazis set up many concentration camps to murder a mass number of Jews that stayed there. “ the Nazis administered a massive system of more than 40,000 camps that stretched across Europe from the French-Spanish border into the conquered Soviet territories, and as far south as Greece and North Africa” (Daily Life..). Some of the major camps were Auschwitz, Belzec, Bergen-Belsen, and Buchenwald.
Gypsies, physically disabled people and poles were also picked out for demolition for national reasons. From 1942 to 1945, Jews were deported to the camps from all over Europe, many homosexuals were killed also. Auschwitz,and Dachau were the two of the worst, historical concentration camps in Europe. The Terezin concentration camp, also known as Theresienstadt Ghetto, was created by the SS during World War II in the garrison city of Terezín, located in what is now the Czech Republic. The Theresienstadt existed for three and a half years, November 24, 1941 through May 9, 1945.
Hitler made the military decisions for his country during the war, but he is perhaps most known for his role in the Holocaust. The Holocaust was "the systematic murder of 6 million Jews across Europe (Danzer et al. 542)." At first, Jewish people were restricted of their liberties through the Nuremberg Laws ("Holocaust Timeline"). After forcing many Jews to leave, only around 250,000 Jewish people remained in Germany; therefore, Hitler executed his Final Solution, which was "a policy of genocide, the deliberate and systematic murder of an entire population (Danzer et al.
Nazi camps and Japanese Internment camps are different because purposes behind the camp, reasons people were sent to the camps, and what they did at the camps. Both camps weren’t right, but one cared about what they did and the other just-killed people for the fun of it. America said sorry for holding Japanese hostage, but Hitler would never apologize because of the history of hatred toward Jews in European history. Nazi camps and Japanese Internment camps are
To illustrate, the Dutch government, under the influence of “(the Nazis,) forced (Jews) out of business. (They) had to wear yellow stars(,) turn in their bike(s, and) couldn’t go to… Dutch school(s) anymore. (They) couldn’t go to the movies or ride in a streetcar and a million other things.” Nazi policies had inflicted a social segregation against Jews because they were not seen as equals in society. This was a complete injustice against them but at the time, society was so oblivious to the suffering they endured. Today, their accounts have shaped our perspectives of the event so much because we have seen their point of view and our society thinks very differently than society did then.
Many bad things have happened in the past but nothing was compared to the holocaust also known as Shoah. This butchery happened over a period of time over twelve years, January 30th, 1933 to May 8th, 1945. The holocaust was created by Adolf Hitler and took place in several different countries like Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Denmark, Yugoslavia, Greece, Norway and western Poland. Over six million jews were killed over the holocaust time period. But Hitler didn 't only kill jews, he killed many people like soviet POWS, Serbs, jehovah 's witnesses, homosexuals etc.