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.
A cold war between the United Stated and the Soviet Union began in the result of the War. Wars would follow this one called “surrogate wars.” World War II lasted for 12 years. Hitler had built countless camps where 11 million people were murdered. 6 million of those were Jews. The Jewish population was cut down so much.
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.
During the Holocaust millions of people were killed by the Nazis because they were not the ideal race. The Nuremberg Trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany. The judges of the trials were from Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the United States, and France. These trials were held to bring justice to all the lives lost during World War two. After the Holocaust, the Nuremberg Trials were held to bring justice to Nazi officials, Industrialists, but failed to punish those who escaped.
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.
Jews were moved to these ghettos in 1935. The first ghetto in Poland was named Warsaw. This was one of the largest ghettos and held four hundred thousand Jews. In 1941, German soldiers were commanded to destroy most of the ghettos because it was part of Hitler’s plan to seize the Jews population. The soldiers would shoot and burn the ghettos to the ground.
The Holocaust had Adolf Hitler attempting to wipe out every single Jew on the face of the Earth. As a matter of fact, he also targeted the Polish people, and homosexuals. People of these races plus more, were sent to horrific concentration camps and brutally worked until they were incapable of doing so. This all happened because Hitler was intolerant toward the Jews, Polish, and homosexuals. Another example of intolerance is back in the 1960s with the Ku Klux Klan.
“The reaction pattern of the Jews is characterized by almost complete lack of resistance.” Discuss with reference to the Jewish response to the Holocaust. During the period 1933 to 1945 Adolf Hitler, the fascist leader of German led the destruction of over Six Million Jews. The Nazi racial policy and the racial segregation became the justification for the suppression and persecution of all non-Aryans and all Jews. With harsh punishment meted out to those who did not comply. To better understand the Jews reaction to the final solution, I will examine the attitude of the Germans society towards the Jews and their responses to the final solution.
The paradox of being half ugly is shown all throughout Hitler 's actions. In WWII the entire Jewish population was the target for Hitler and his Nazis party. This led to millions of jews being persecuted and killed. One example of the ugliness of the war would be the discrimination and the hatred of other races. While in power Hitler created concentration camps to contain Jews and people not of German background.
David Broudo was a Jew who helped destroy supply lines from the Germans that they established by blowing up bridges and trains and sabotaged them. He also smuggled munitions for resistance and hid guns in empty milk cartons (“David Broudo”). This smuggling was something many did during the Holocaust. The Holocaust started in the year of 1933 and lasted about 13 years. This dreadful event was the term for the slaughter of about six million Jews by the Nazi's controlled by Hitler.