This Primary Source is an excerpt from "The Cremation of Strasbourg Jewry, St. Valentine's Day, February 14, 1349—About the Great Plague and the Burning of the Jews" This document talks about how the Jews were blamed for the spread of the plague by putting poisons into water and wells. Because of this it was decided that all Jews would be burned to death and none would be allowed to enter specific cities for 200 years. Our primary source gives us an idea of what people thought started the plague. Many people blamed the Jews saying that they had killed christ and that they poisoned the water and the wells with the plague. The Black Plague allowed a new wave of Anti-Semitism to spread through Europe.
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.
During the witch trials and the Holocaust, it is obvious that many people were unfairly judged.Giles corey’s wife was Giles said his wife was “so taken with books” [...] “but it were no witch I blamed her for” (40). For the duration of the Holocaust, Jews and other non-pure Germans were killed without any consent. If you wore the Star of David, you were already associated as “dead”, “gone”, or “executed” and you had a slim chance of survival. These persecutions depicted how morally corrupt people were like the ministers in charge of the village or in the case of the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler and others who followed his Nazi
For example, some of these laws close out Jews from places like parks, fired them from their jobs (i.e. government jobs), and Jewish doctors can only work for Jewish patients. During the night on November 9-10, 1938, Nazis started a pogrom against Jews in Austria and Germany in what hat they called, "Kristallnacht" also known as ("Night of Broken Glass"). The savage night involved the taking away and destroying of synagogues, sabotaging the windows of Jewish businesses, rob their stores, and they physically attacked many Jewish too. Also, about 30,000 Jews were sent to the concentration camps after arrested.
The plague was fatal and spread rapidly in cities where people were close together. This was one of the worst outbreaks of a disease in history and drastically brought down the population. The Black Plague had an effect on the economy, religion, and culture in Europe during the Renaissance period. The Black Plague
One can only hope that they really didn't think that jews were people, because it tears people up to see a dog abused much less a human being. Believing that jews learnt people somehow kept people's morals intact. Dehumanization truly was one of the most important factors in the holocaust that allowed it to go on for so
They were killed by humans. As a result of their religion, the Jews bathed regularly, leaving them with far less fleas than the Christians, who made up the majority of Europe’s people. Making the fallacy of false causation, the Christians believed that the Jews were the case of the plague, since they were dying less frequently from its ramification. This persecution, like most persecution, was senseless and based on nothing substantial. Shirley Jackson emphasizes this absurdity in the short story, “The Lottery,” through the irrational and ludicrous oppression of Tessie Hutchinson, the protagonist.
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
Jewish men, women, and children lost their lives because they were dehumanized to nothing more than just objects. Dehumanization is a process by which a person or a group of people deprive others of human qualities. The three most important reasons of how Jewish people were dehumanized is they were torchered, killed with little to no emotion, and put in harsh environments. Above all, When Jews were in concentration camps, and they didn't do as they were told they would be beaten. Punishments such as being wiped or starved were part of the harsh conditions they had to face.
This act of hatred or maybe even racism was called Anti-Semitism. Due to this Jews were wrongly blamed for sickness, poverty, economic crisis, political conflicts, and more (Byers 9). Adolf Hitler had led the charge of Anti-Semitism. Hitler had also believed that it was the Jews fault that Germany had lost the first World War, which was a contributing factor in moving Jews to the ghettos (Byers 35). The order was sent for the Jews to be moved to the first