Jews didn’t have much money already especially since they had taken over their businesses and workplaces, so being taxed was not good for them. Ghettos were starting to be built for the Jews to transport into from their homes. The Jews had to stay in there for a very long. Every once in awhile someone would get transported out of the ghetto and never be seen or heard from again. Eventually Hitler began mass transportations from the ghettos to concentration camps starting with those people viewed as the least useful: the sick, old and weak, and the very young.
The people were completely brainwashed and their mindset absolutely changed and the Third Reich controlled the people “like a puppeteer manipulates the arms of his marionettes…” (Haffner 6) Hitler especially focused on the youth of Germany, in January 1933, the Hitler Youth had only 50,000 members, but by the end of the year it increased to more than 2 million. It later became mandatory to be in the Hitler Youth in 1930 which gave Hitler complete control of Germany. Hitler also manipulated history in order to gain support. “The Germans have a very different picture of the Battle of the Marne from the rest of the world…,” it portrayed that “a German victory was prevented only by abandoning the field, because of unfortunate misunderstandings, just as the decision was going their way.” (Haffner 9) The German people also were completely brainwashed to the fact they weren’t aware of the atrocities they were committing. “This simple truth of the matter created a dilemma for
The Jews in Kamionka were restricted from traveling or trading with anybody outside the city, but despite that, Blaichman constantly left the city, refusing to wear the armbands that the Jews were issued and not having the necessary permits to trade with nearby settlements for the commodities that they were denied in Kamionka, like honey, sugar, chicken, grains, tobacco, and many more farm items. Blaichman had been told by the Jewish council of his city that they would be relocated to the Lubartow ghetto, which made him slip out of Kamionka and hide with a gentile farmer, where he hid there until he received news that instead of the Lubartow ghetto, they were instead deported to an unknown location. He then sought out a group of Jews that he heard was hiding in the surrounding forests, and after two days, he stumbled upon a forest encampment of bunkers and was astonished at the state of their preparedness. They were without weapons or a proper defense unit, and Blaichman incited them to prepare more accordingly, and then during December of 1942, the group acquired weapons from a local Polish farmer. Blaichman, now with a properly armed group, combined with Mieczyslaw Gruber’s group, freshly escaped from Gleiwitz, and formed a formidable group that consisted of Polish army veterans who knew how to use explosives and landmines.
During the Holocaust Nazi’s particulialy killed Jews and their children. Jewish children weren’t given any mercy during the holocaust even though some of them were still babies. Childhood is meant to be a time of happiness and innocence however the Jewish children of Holocaust . Jewish children these were separated from their non-Jewish playmates and expelled from state-sponsored schools (ushmm.org). Jewish children suffered a lot especially from watching families be shot and killed.
Both books tell a story about a young teenage boy’s experience living a normal life but then going through the worst experience he could imagine. ”In the two books, the young boys and their families are overtaken by Germans.” From this moment on, you are under the authority of the German Army.” The Germans take all of their valuables. The Germans set specific rules for the Jewish people like not allowing them out past a certain time, limiting any food supply to them, restricting them from prayer and
Niree’ Miller Mrs.Cannady English 2 Honors 4 March 2016 Holocaust In the 1940’s the Germans wanted to take rights and terminate the Jews. Some people tried to save Jews and help them by hiding them in their houses. Germans put over 6 million Jews in concentration camps and made them do work without pay, little food, and water. Women and very little children often got sent to gas chambers upon arrival. Jews usually work in the camp and did outside labor like factories, construction projects, farms or coal mines (Vashem).
Respect and the high self esteem Germans held plummeted to an all time low. “Losing” WWI couldn’t be proclaimed as the detriment to Germany’s society, something that could renew the hope in the people that it’s once great country could make a comeback. A young Adolf Hitler provided this answer, this answer being the Jews. A few years later and a couple more in prison led to the anti-Jew, gypsy, gay, disabled, and any other conflicting religion Germany of WWII. Millions of innocent people were murdered, sparking a flame that would scorch many lands
They saw homosexuals as unlikely to produce children and increase the birth rate (“Persecution of Homosexuals in the Third Reich”). In 1934 In 1934, the Gestapo (secret state police) instructed local police forces to keep lists of all men engaged in homosexual activities. Some homosexuals were released from prison just to be re arrested so they could be put into concentration camps. In 1933-1945 the German police had arrested about 100,000 homosexual men. The homosexuals were marked with by a pink triangle and they were purposely treated horribly.
Another thing I learned more about was how the Germans viewed these events. Many did not agree with Hitler but never spoke up because of the fear they would be killed. Many people would fight in the war so they would not be seen as enemies. Anyone who disagreed was often killed or sent to a concentration camp. This event was really sad because no one could speak about what they thought without being seen as a traitor.
Jews were a main target in The Holocaust, but some other victims were Roma, Sinti, disabled, and any other opposing religions (Steele 7). In 1933 Jews could not own any land of their own. In 1936 if any Jews were employed as a government worker they were fired. In 1938 Jews got their own businesses taken away from them. Then in 1939, they were no longer allowed to own any gold or silver (Steele 26).