Persecution is the elimination of a certain religious, ethnic, or political group to strengthen the government's power. Often times the government uses the tactic of scapegoating, or blaming a group for the country's flaws, to achieve this (Key Traits of Totalitarianism Handout). Hitler blamed the Jewish people for Germany’s loss in World War 1. The Jews were used as scapegoats to reduce the humiliation of the Germans for losing the war. Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1).
The Nazis attempted to identify and contain all the Jews so that eventually, they could be moved to gas chambers. They used the euphemism “the final aim” to conceal their intention to exterminate the Jewish race from Europe (Byers 63). Additionally, Members of the Nazi party used the forced migration of the Jews to rob them of many of their belongings. Jewish families had their houses, money, clothing, artwork, jewelry and furniture taken in the chaos (Byers 65). On September 21st, 1939, Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich made an announcement that would change the lives of millions of Jews.
The victims of the Holocaust comprised of many different factions of people, including the Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, trade unionists, and political opponents of the Nazis. (Vail 112). The Holocaust was a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually to be deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were forced into ghettos, which were described as quarantine facilities (Altman 19). One of the phony reasons they gave the public for sending the Jews to the ghettos was so that they wouldn’t have political or economic power (Altman 16).
The Holocaust is a historical event that the murdered around 6 million Jews and 5 million non-Jews. The Jews were also used for harsh labor, experiments, and starvation (Steele 6-7). The reason for this mass murder was that a leader during the time named Adolf Hitler wants to make his country an anti-semitic country (Steele 22). This tragedy took place all over Europe the main location was in Auschwitz, Germany (Blohm 6). Jews were a main target in The Holocaust, but some other victims were Roma, Sinti, disabled, and any other opposing religions (Steele 7).
The Holocaust was one of the worst events to ever happen to mankind. It was started by the Fuhrer of Germany, Adolf Hitler. He thought that the Aryan race was superior to every other race. He had a massive hatred for the Jewish race and decided to try and exterminate every living Jewish person. He killed around two-thirds of all the European Jews (Byers 10).
The Holocaust Concentration Camps: Auschwitz The Holocaust was a horrid experience. The Holocaust came about because Adolf Hitler was upset over the loss of World War I. Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany’s loss in World War I, and he wanted to take over Germany, with that came him thinking he had to get rid of all the Jewish people. So after the loss of World War I, he tried and succeeded with the extermination of most of the Jews. Hitler first sent the Jews to concentration camps, which about 20,000 concentration camps were built by Nazi Germany. The main camps were the ones of Auschwitz.
Introduction to the Holocaust II The Holocaust was a mass genocide across the continent of Europe. The Holocaust by definition means “sacrifice by fire”. During the Holocaust, almost 11 million people were killed. 6 million of these victims were jewish. The Holocaust was also known as Hitler’s “Final Solution”, which was to exterminate Gypsies, Jews, Homosexuals, Jehovah 's Witnesses, and Political Prisoners.
Hitler thought that he was the supreme being, not God, and so he imprisoned those how did not believe that he was the greatest. Along with not believing that he was almighty the Jehovah’s Witnesses would not participate in war efforts or politics. The Jehovah’s Witnesses were thrown into concentration camps and killed because they would not participate in war and politics, and above all else, they believed that God was the greatest being, not Hitler. As I mentioned earlier the Jehovah’s Witnesses were targeted because
TASK 1- WWII ESSAY How did Nazis control the people through the use of concentration camps, rallies and glorification of Hitler? How was each of these means used to control German society and secure Hitler’s position and power? During the period of World War 2. Hitler and the Germans wanted to exterminate all Jews. They hated anyone who was of Jewish decent.
Four command groups aimed to gather all Jews from different cities for them to be shot with automatic weapons and by the end of 1942 the number of murdered Jewish people because of the command groups went up to 1.3 million (The Holocaust). Despite the fact Germans also killed other ethnical groups, the Jewish received this so called special treatment, Sonderbehandlung in German, where all of them, no matter men, women or kids, were to be killed with poisonous gas (The Holocaust). For the Jewish people, different types of camps were established: death camps (around 3.5 million Jews killed in these camps), concentration camps and slave camps (for strong and younger Jews) (The Holocaust). In the slave and the concentration camps, for example, the Jews had to work in factories till late at night, provided only with shelter and some type of food, usually some kind of watery soup with small amount of vegetables, in order to stay alive (The Holocaust). The harsh conditions and the violence seen by millions changed these people and left them with the memory and the trauma from