Polarization, is the way that the hatred is spread among all of the people. The stages of Genocide paper says,” Hate groups broadcast polarizing propaganda.” Hitler held open speeches where he would talk about hating the Jews and how they shouldn’t be apart of society. The Nazis would convince people that the Jews were at fault for all the social and economic problems in the world. They would use posters, newspapers, films, and even movies to create the image of the Jews that they wanted everyone to believe. The Nazis were in control of everything including all of media.
Adolf hitler set up concentration camps to work jew to death or kill them right when they got there by making them “Shower” which was a gas chamber that killed them. At any point the nazi soldiers would accuse the jews for doing something they did not do so they sent them to a camp far worse than the one there were at “Convicted of forgery, aiding the enemy and attempted escape, the sisters were sent to separate prisons. Then in December 1943 Anita was told she was being moved to Auschwitz. She was aware what that meant. “You knew about the gas chambers in Auschwitz long before one was in Auschwitz,” Anita told me.” Hitler would also kill anybody who was thought to have a deformity like down syndrome.
Why did the Holocaust happen? First, what is holocaust in this context? The holocaust is the systematic eradication of a specific race or social group also in this case the anti-Semitism policies by the Nazi party in Government was the major influence to created hate against the Jewish community, but why did this happen? Holocaust the mass murder of Jews, homosexuals, and political criminals caused by Germany and countries behind Nazi Germany regimen in a period of 1941-1945. The holocaust was the result of hate, miss-understanding, and anti-Semitism in government however the idea or thinking from the leader of it nation Adolf Hitler about that the root of all the country’s problems was the Jews.
The holocaust was known as a “systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its supporters. The Nazis who came into power in Germany in January 1933 believed that German’s were ‘racially inferior. '” (Introduction to the Holocaust, USHMM). During the peak of the Nazi regime, which was in the midst of the world war, the government implemented concentration camps as a method to “detain political and ideological opponents.” (Introduction to the Holocaust, USHMM). Progressively in the years leading to the end of the war, the Schutzstaffel (Hitler 's private bodyguards) and the Gestapo (secret police of Nazi Germany) imprisoned Jews, Roma, and others victims of inferior ethnic and
In France, someone committed a crime and they were Jewish. Hitler used this as an excuse to attack all Jewish people living in Germany. He sent the Nazis to kill the Jews that they came across. They would also go into their houses drag them out kill them out in the streets. Then, Hitler started creating concentration camps and sending the Jews of all ages to the camps.
Hitler believed, like many other anti-Semites at the time, that the Jewish people were responsible for Germany’s defeat in World War 1. He wanted to “purify” the German race by eliminating all Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies, and other groups. Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933 and “Fuhrer”, supreme leader, in 1934. He started arresting and sending Jews to concentration camps, where men, women, and even children were murdered. Hitler tried to conquer Europe, and when the Nazis invaded Poland, World War 2 began.
Genocide During the Holocaust “If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example” - Anne Frank. The suffering Anne Frank is talking about is the mass murder of the Jews that occurred during the Holocaust. The Genocide is the killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation, in this case mostly Jews. The killing of millions of innocent Jews and other people. So why did they want to mass murder all the Jews?
“On Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis orchestrated a nationwide wave of attacks on Jewish businesses, homes, and synagogues. Almost 100 Jews were killed, and thousands arrested and sent to concentration camps… kristallnacht- the night of broken glass.”(16,Smith). This shows that many Jews were killed and many were left without homes or were sent to concentration camps. Therefore Hitler made many Jews suffer in pain just because he had the power to do it. Hitler caused many Jewish people to suffer in pain just because they were Jewish.
Auschwitz-Birkenau was established in 1940 in Poland. The original use of the camp was to intimidate the Poles so they wouldn’t fight back it also served as a prison for those who did resist. The Nazi 's used the Soviet POWs at the Auschwitz camp in trials of the poison gas to experiment its efficiency. It was produced by the German company which was marked as the best way to kill many people at once. The Nazis decided that all the Jews living in Europe for total extermination, regardless of their age, sex, occupation, citizenship, or political views.
The Nazi’s sought to legitimize their power and called themselves the German Reich, taking inspiration from the past (World War II in Europe). Hitler entered office with the goal of genocide to achieve racial purity. He wanted to exterminate all races, especially Jews, that he considered unworthy. He believed in the master race, considering Aryan’s to be superior to all (Rossel 12). He invaded and occupied countries, wiping out their Jewish populations and leaving them in ruins.