Nuremberg Laws, made prejudice and discrimination against the Jews a norm. This culminated in Kristallnacht, or the “night of broken glass” in November 1938, when German synagogues were burned and windows in Jewish shops were smashed; some 100 Jews were killed and thousands more
During the Holocaust, in the 20th century, Jews and many others that practiced judaism were discriminated. Hitler was the leader of the Holocaust along with many others. Hitler’s idea was that the aryan race was pure and Jews, because of their appearance, were not. There were around 6 million deaths The Holocaust was a time during the 20th century that many Jews or people that judaism The life of Jews was very hard during the holocaust. There were many hardships they had to face.
This is what concentration camp life had made of me”(Wiesel 63). The Nazis physically beat the lives out of the Jews. Over time, Elie and the other prisoner’s presences became lesser and lesser because they did not have any strength left inside
The Holocaust was an event where 6 million Jews and 5 million others were put to death by the German state leader Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1945 (Rossel 12). Yet the nearly 6 million Jews who were harshly killed were very real. They had families and went about their life just we do (Rossel 16). The Holocaust killing took place in 3 different countries. Germany and Russia split Poland into 2 different parts.
In Hitler’s mind the only way to reach complete world domination was to completely blow the other races out of the water (Bacharach 9). Hitler’s main target was the Jews (Meltzer 16). 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. Hitler considered the Jewish people an inferior race compared to his superior race (Meltzer 15-16). Jews started to be forced to move to ghettos as a second way of
Since it was enough for one person to “suspect” another in treason in order for them to be taken, many have taken advantage of it in order to get rid of the individuals, that they disliked. The first concentration camp Nazis created was Dachau in March 1933, near Munich. Later on they were not called labor or concentration camps anymore, but rather extermination camps. Auschwitz is the biggest and most well known concentration camp. “In Auschwitz Birkenau, more than 1.1 million Jews, 70,000 Poles, 25,000 Sinti, some 15,000 prisoners of war from the USSR and other countries were murdered.” The prisoners were exploited for labor.
“It is estimated that the SS and police deported at least 1.3 million people to the Auschwitz complex between 1940 and 1945. Of these, the camp authorities murdered approximately 1.1 million,” (Auschwitz 2). Innocent people died because of one leader who wanted them all gone. Auschwitz had the biggest contribution with the Final Solution. The jews were experimented on, killed, starved, worked to death, or a sick as can be.
The greatest number of Gentile rescuers of Jews during that time were the Poles, despite the fact that only in Poland were people immediately executed if caught trying to save Jews. The historical accounts denoted that Hitler had a specific plan for Poles, whom he hated almost as much as he hated Jews. Hitler stated that in order to obtain the living space Germans needed, they must to eradicate the Poles; all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Poland lost six million citizens, which was about one-fifth of its population. Three million of the dead were Polish Christians who helped the Jews escape, and the other three million were Polish
At the end of World War I, the Germans were angry and bitter that they lost the war. One of them was a Austrian corporal, the infamous Adolf Hitler, who rose to power and became the Chancellor of Germany, Führer (leader) of Germany, and also a leader of the Nazis party. Hitler, along with the other Nazis members, started the Holocaust, a genocide during WWII where millions of people were imprisoned and killed, especially Jews. He was also involved in WWII, being one of the three leaders of the Axis Powers. We feel that the Holocaust is a horrifying event in human history because so many people died.
This pogrom happened due to the death of vom Rath which died due to a gunshot from a Jewish person named Grynszpan and so that’s why they targeted jews. There were beatings of the jews on the streets, there was shattered glass everywhere on the sidewalks, and the main perpetrators of ths were the SA and sometimes German civilians. From September 1939 to the end of World War 2 the Nazis initiated Aktion T4 in which 275,000 to 300,000 people that were disabled were killed due to them being “incurable”. The SS would carry out the killings with the hospitals that housed these people also