They both, however, lost millions of people who were persecuted for their religion (“The Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims” 2). Another similarity between the Gypsies and Jehovah’s Witnesses is that they are both excluded when people talk about the Holocaust. The Holocaust is known for the killing of millions of Jews, but that number doesn’t include the Gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or other groups of people killed. The actual number of total people killed is estimated to be around eleven million (“The Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims.”
The Jews were considered “bloodsuckers” and “parasites”, and they were too different genetically, physically, and spiritually (Bareth, Karl and Alfred Vogel). The Nazis built camps for both groups and made it their priority to kill as many individuals from each group as they could. The primary difference between the disabled Germans and the Jews was that the disabled Germans were first only subjected to sterilization, while the Jews were murdered. In the beginning, the disabled Germans were sterilized in order to prevent them having children and passing down the less valuable traits ("Law for the Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases (July 14, 1933)." The Nazis transferred to mass murder when parents of disabled German children asked for euthanasia instead of sterilization (“Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia”).
Nowhere to sleep, little food and water. These people were treated and housed as slaves, and even slaves were treated better the how they Jews were treated in the Holocaust. All in all, these were some of the most important reasons of how Jewish lives were dehumanized. Jews were the victims of dehumanization. They got torchered and treated as nothing more than “ things”.
In one of their first real experiences to the German soldiers they were forced to wait for hours while the German ss counted every Jewish citizen. In the story Ellie says at one point “ we were put in cattle cars 100 to a car” the people barely had space to breath in such tight space cramped against 100 other skinny people. They would wait in their own waste till they reach their next location throwing any dead out into the snow with no berial along the way. The respect in general really shows the lack of compassion from the Nazi. One can only hope that they really didn't think that jews were people, because it tears people up to see a dog abused much less a human being.
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.
After Nazi conquered Germany in 1933, they believed Germans were better than they were. During the time of holocaust, the Germans also killed the Gypsies, Slavic people. Other people were killed because of their political, religious, behavior causes, and they could be communist, socialist, and even homosexuals.
Without these significant factors, it would be impossible for the Jews to oppose the Nazis, accelerating the mass murder and genocide. The Jewish resistance against the Nazis during the Holocaust saved many Jews from perishing in the harsh conditions and gave the Jews hope for survival and justice, causing it be one of the most significant and sanguine parts of the Holocaust. While many Jews during the Holocaust participated in acts of armed resistance, other Jews performed cultural and spiritual activities which undermined Nazi power and gave courage and hope. For example, many Jews had literary evenings, gatherings to mark the anniversary of a Jewish artist, and concerts. Some of the cultural activities were based on activities done before the war, while
From seizing property and business, through sterilization, and finally to the most brutal measures - concentration camps - Nazi Germans not only killed Jewish people but stripped them off their dignity and humanity (USHMM). There was no distinction between men, women and children, or old and young people. Jews were brought to concentration camps where they were either selected for hard manual labour or were taken to the gas chambers, where they were killed by poisonous gasses. Those, who were chosen to work, usually had to work until they collapsed dead, so ultimately there was no option for escape. Only in Aushwitz, over 1 million jews found their death (USHMM).
During the witch trials and the Holocaust, it is obvious that many people were unfairly judged.Giles corey’s wife was Giles said his wife was “so taken with books” [...] “but it were no witch I blamed her for” (40). For the duration of the Holocaust, Jews and other non-pure Germans were killed without any consent. If you wore the Star of David, you were already associated as “dead”, “gone”, or “executed” and you had a slim chance of survival. These persecutions depicted how morally corrupt people were like the ministers in charge of the village or in the case of the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler and others who followed his Nazi
Hilter said that homosexual’s were enemies of the state. Nazis believed that homosexuality was a sickness to be cured so they designed policies to “cure” homosexuals, but it was just humiliating. The Nazis used the “Pink List” to hunt down many homosexuals who were either hiding or they escaped. They knew homosexuals as unlikely to decrease the population of producing