They held the highest population in all and every camp. In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”.They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
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).
Gaunt Faces and physically and mentally exhausted bodies plagued the majority of the Jewish- German population from 1933 to 1945. As gruesome as the Holocaust was it was a major turning point in not only German but global history. The culprit? Adolf Hitler and his handful of dysfunctional political accomplices. To emphasize on the statements above the Holocaust caused approximately 6 million deaths of innocent Jews and other “unsatisfactory” members of society including the handicapped and gypsies.
Thousands of twins died during this time because of Mengele’s obsession of twins and of the many unknown experiments that they had to go through. Gypsies were sent to auschwitz because of the persecution directed towards them. During the Holocaust many German people disliked the Gypsies. They believed that they were less than they were and said that they had an increased criminal rate. Many said the same about the other groups that were victims of the Holocaust as well.
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.
The ghettos came to fruition in 1939, when German authorities began to concentrate Poland's population of over three million Jews into a number of extremely crowded ghettos located in large Polish cities. The largest of these ghettos was the ghetto of Warsaw, which had a Jewish population of somewhere in the range of 300,000-400,000, they were enforced to remain in the compact space of the ghetto which ranged approximately 3.3 kilometers. At this point there was already a substantial number of deaths due to rampant disease and starvation, we see in the film “The Pianist”, many people fought amongst one another and beat each other mercilessly just for the smallest amounts of food. The death toll was already significantly high due to all of these factors, this was all
One such example is in a Jewish ghetto outside of Kaunas were an entire town had their water system poisoned (“Warsaw Ghetto”). Typhus is a common disease in the camps and the ghettos camps was seen as a way of exterminating large numbers of Jews. German police will carry out roundups in the ghetto. Hundreds of Jews, children, the elderly, and the sick, are killed on the spot during the roundups. By September 1942, over 70,000 Jews and about 5,000 Roma will have been deported to Chelmno, where they are killed in mobile gas vans (trucks with
They started taking away the Jews rights, starting with stripping Jewish lawyers and doctors of their clients, dissolving businesses, and confiscating property. September 1939 the German army took over Western Poland. The German police officers forces tens of thousands of Jews out of their homes and forced them to live in ghettos since their properties were taken away from them. Overpopulation, unemployment, hunger, and poverty made the ghettos very unhealthy and a very likely place to catch diseases. Just like Aung San Suu Kyi, lots of people witnessed, civilians under a brutal ruler with no rights.
1. Introduction The Holocaust was one of the most terrible periods in world history. More than six million Jews, Roma, homosexual men, and others were systematically murdered – and they were not only murdered in death camps. The Einsatzgruppen murdered over a million Jews in Eastern Europe by 1943.1 In the ghettos, there was intentionally not enough food for everyone who was forced to live there, so that thousands of Jewish men, women, and children died from hunger, illness, and malnutrition. The mass shootings of Jews had caused serious psychological problems for the Einsatzgruppen, and it was easier for the Nazis to simply refuse to give the Jews in the ghettos enough to eat.2 For the Nazis, however, starvation and malnutrition was not fast
The Final Solution May Have Lost The Nazis World War II Out of eleven million Jews living in Europe, six million were killed, including men, women, and children. Over the span of of less than ten years, one and a half million Jewish children experienced inhumane deaths. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, German Nazis were finding more efficient ways for the mass murdering of whomever they pleased, the main victims being Jews. The Final Solution was the plan for the largest genocide in history and became Germany 's main goal during World War II. Even before the Final Solution, anti-Semitism was a common occurrence in Europe and only intensified when Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933.
A cold war between the United Stated and the Soviet Union began in the result of the War. Wars would follow this one called “surrogate wars.” World War II lasted for 12 years. Hitler had built countless camps where 11 million people were murdered. 6 million of those were Jews. The Jewish population was cut down so much.
In 1945 jews and many others types of people were taken from their homes, apartments, and other places and were taken to concentration camps. concentration camps where they kept them to kill, torture, and just to make them feel horrible and even worse. Auschwitz was one of the most well known camp it was more of a death camp in was first opened in April of 1940. It was more that 3.5 miles long so it was pretty big. Did you know that more than 6 million jews were killed in the holocaust yes I am amazed as well by that.