History: The Kristallnacht

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Topic 1 The Kristallnacht happened on November 9th and November 10th, 1938. The Kristallnacht was a groundswell of violence that took place throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia which was recently occupied by German troops. The supposed spark that started all the violence was the assassination of Ernst vom Rath. A Polish Jew of 17 years by the name of Herschel Grynszpan, shot the diplomat on November 7th, 1938 and many Jews had suffered because of his actions. Grynszpan shot the diplomat as revenge for his parent’s explement. The head of the Security Police, Reinhard Heydrich, sent a telegram to the headquarters and stations to contain riots in annexed part of Germany. The police dressed as…show more content…
The SS played a big role in trying to remove every single Jew from Europe. Nazi Propaganda was a way to try to force people to think about a certain way and to spread the ideals of National Socialism. National Socialism included racism, antisemitism, and anti Bolshevism. When Hitler came into power, he aimed to ensure that the Nazi message was communicated successfully through art, music, theater, films, books, radio, educational materials, and the press. Euthanasia is the practice of ending life to relieve pain and suffering. The "euthanasia" program was the start of Germany's mass murders. It aimed to eliminate what eugenicists and their supporters considered "life unworthy of life". People "unworthy of life" were murdered because of severe psychiatric, neurological, or physical disabilities. Those people the Germans felt represented both a genetic and a financial burden on German society and the state as well. Anti-Semitism was the hatred of Jews. This was act was mostly portrayed by the Nazis as they ordered anti-Jewish boycotts, staged book burnings, and enacted anti-Jewish legislation. in 1935, the Nuremberg Laws defined the Jews by race and seperated people of "Aryans" and…show more content…
The prisoners who were to die were killed by lethal injections of phenol to the heart, of they were sent to the gas chamber. The difference between death camps and labor camps was quite simple. Death camps were used to kill Jews, and labor camps to work them to death. Items the Jews brought along personally were left on the train when they arrived at the camps. The Jews thought by taking their personal items with them that they'd live through all this and actually live rather than be worked to death. A crematorium is a place where the Nazis would burn the Jews until they were just bone. A gas chamber was another Nazi instrument that they used to kill Jews in. Like the name, they gassed Jews in a chamber which consisted of hydrogen cyanide, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Some interesting things I found in my research was that the Germans did a lot of cruel and inhumane things to the Jews. I also found while reading that they did many experiments on them as well. I won't get into detail but, they were very
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