On September 21st, 1939, Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich made an announcement that would change the lives of millions of Jews. This announcement began the movement of Jews from their homes and communities into filthy ghettos. From 1940 to 1942, Jews were kept in ghettos under the pretense of relocation to keep them safe from the front lines of the war (Byers
Lebensborn, also known as “fountain of life”, is known for being one of the most “secret and terrifying Nazi projects.” The founder of this project, Heinrich Himmler, had the idea of a perfect Nazi/Aryan nation by forcing women to have children. These children were then sent to the SS Organization where they were taught the ways and beliefs of the Germans. However, when the war ended, several children were saved and sent back to their families or put up for adoption. The women and children involved in this project were treated extremely awful by the Nazi Germans (The Nazi Party: The "Lebensborn" Program). The idea of the Lebensborn project was to reverse the declining birthrate of Germany and increase the Germanic/Nordic population to 120 million.
Natives of East Berlin were desperate to go into West Berlin, and the quantity of checkpoints in which Westerners could cross the fringe was greatly lessened. This negatively affected many citizens of East Berlin and they would not obey to any rules. The way to get out was so flee the east, so right as the wall went up, up to 2000 people everyday escaped to the other side. This shows desperation and anger due to being separated from the rest of the city. Surprisingly, more than 3 million East Germans escaped to West Germany between 1945 and 1961.
Slaves did not know the paths to freedom and turned to the guidance of conductors to usher them into freedom. With the aid of heroic people like Harriet Tubman, Thomas Garrett, and Levi Coffin the Underground Railroad was able to have a high success rate in the freeing of enslaved African-Americans. To begin with, Harriet Tubman played a very large role in the Underground Railroad. Before Harriet’s time as a conductor, she was born a slave. Her birth
The Nazis eventually reached The Netherlands, Amsterdam, where the Frank and Van Daan family hid into the annex for 2 years in a small enclosed space. The annex was covered by a door attached to a bookshelf. It was not the best of ideas, but it was the start. However, an unknown person told the German
The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were moved to the ghettos, because Hitler pushed the Jews to move to the east, then they concore move of the east and move them more to the east. Then “there was no more room for them to move to the east, so they built ghettos for them to live” (Byers 32). But his true intentions were to “separate the Jewish people from manly Germans and also other races” (Allen 37). The Jews were moved to ghettos in the “summer of 1941 were they were first put in the ghettos” (Byers 32).
Doing jobs such as loading and unloading planes, transporting goods, and other laborious tasks, the people of Berlin provided the much needed support the U.S was looking for. Although the Berliners support helped make the airlift successful, many contemporaries still believed the airlift would fail, and thus other action were being taken.
If prisoners had money they were able to buy goods. Prisoners thought that maybe their life's would be the same as usual. Surprisingly, the Nazi's left some hope for the people to survive. The Dutch government established a camp at Westerbork in October 1939 to intern Jewish refugees who entered the
In 1938, following the Kristallnacht pogrom on November 9-10, around 115,000 Jews emigrated from Germany. Up until 1941, German policy had encouraged emigration, however they gradually increased emigration taxes and limited the amount of money that could be transferred from German banks. Emigration was so popular because it was the first response to the control of the Nazi’s. Around 37,000 to 38,000 Jews emigrated to Germany’s neighboring countries. This included France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland.