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Genocide Stage 11 Summary

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“Of course I know, mother! They are the Jews! Our teacher has often told us about them.”

This excerpt from the story suggests that children often were taught to be wary of and avoid Jews. As such, they taught children Jews were “bad for society.” To teach and educate the younger generations of Germans to avoid and single out Jews was a large and important part of Nazi propaganda. The story continues:
The mother praises her boy for his intelligence, and goes on to explain the different kinds of “poisonous” Jews: the Jewish pedlar, the Jewish cattle-dealer, the Kosher butcher, the Jewish doctor, the baptised Jew, and so on.
“However they disguise themselves, or however friendly they try to be, affirming a thousand times their good intentions
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Simply, the camps were designed to hold people for a short time till they were either systematically killed by gas or most likely starvation or disease.
Following stage nine is the tenth and final stage which is Denial. This final step includes “the perpetrators of genocide dig up the mass graves, burn the bodies, try to cover up the evidence and intimidate the witnesses. They deny that they committed any crimes, and often blame what happened on the victims.” Stage nine and ten are the final steps of Stanton’s progression of genocide, but they are seen hardly at all in Propaganda since they are the final stages of carrying out the genocide. However, they are the result of the years of propaganda buildup spread throughout the country .
Whether is through the use of newspapers, film, posters, or other forms of media, the Nazis were able these various types of media for their purposes of “othering” the Jews into a progressive oppressive state that lead to their eventual genocide and mass murder during the mid 1940s. Classification, Symbolization, Discrimination, Dehumanization, Organization, Polarization, Preparation, Persecution, Extermination, and finally
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