Hitler deliberately expressed his hate toward Jews and gave ample warnings, as it was all written down in his autobiography “Mein Kampf”. In 1935, the introduction of the Nuremberg Laws stripped German Jews of their citizenship and civil rights. Jewish rights were steadily restricted, as in many cases Jewish political and intellectual leaders were the first to be sent to concentration camps. The Night of Broken Glass, on November 9, 1938 lead to the death of approximately 100 Jews, while other 30,000 were sent to concentration camps. Jewish businesses along with almost every synagogue in Germany were damaged or completely destroyed.
Concentration camps held Jews as well as criminals, political prisoners, gypsies, etcetera. Like the ghettos, concentration camps held the Jews and had terrible living conditions. At the camps the first thing the SS would do was take the prisoners clothing, shave their heads, and replace their name with a number (dehumanizing them). Prisoners of the camps were forced to work for the Germans, including putting people inside the gas chambers, removing the remains from the gas chambers and sorting through previously (Jewish) owned clothes that would be sent to German residents. Prisoners who were thought to be “unfit” for work (the weak, the ill, prisoners with a mental condition, etcetera) were brought to the gas chambers.
The Holocaust was a tragic time in history that showed the bad side of mankind and how cruel we can be. This took place in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The Holocaust took place in Germany and the leader’s name was Adolf Hitler. There were two different kinds of camps; labor and death. The labor camps were where the people that arrived would work until they were too weak.
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some conspiracy theorists believe that the deliberate extermination of 6 million Jews in the Nazi concentration camps is simply a conspiracy intended to discredit Hitler. They do not deny that Jews were interned in prison camps during World War II but argue that the number of deaths was greatly exaggerated. They say that the pictures of emaciated people and bodies stacked like cord wood were actually of Poles and Germans who died of typhus rather than being the victims of mistreatment. They maintain that gas chambers were just a rumor. To buy into this revisionist view one would need to discount the mountain of pictorial and first-hand witness evidence available, but that’s never stood in the way
Hitler used the Jewish people as a scapegoat for the problems Germany had as a nation. They were his main targets throughout his reign of terror and the majority of those killed, approximately six million, in the Holocaust. However, Nazi ideology was not discriminatory to only Jews. Gypsies, homosexuals, handicapped, homeless people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and communists were all targeted and killed or imprisoned, along with the Jews (Bergen
Although the exact amount is unknown , a large quantity of people died at these camps a day. People were thought to believe that they were being taken to shower, when they were actually entering a death gas chamber. They were harshly worked and mistreated. Many had malnutrition, having been poorly fed and suffered weight loss and sickness and death. The dead were piled up upon one another without a care.
In memoirs of survivors, we learned that they were separated from their families, stripped of their possessions, clothing and cut off their hair. Those not capable of laboring such as elderly and children were sent to gas chambers. Those able to work lived in conditions not fit for an animal, and were starved daily. Families were destroyed and future generations were affected. In today’s world the biggest act of dehumanization is the tens of thousands of children that have been taken away from their families to become soldiers.
Lara Olson English 10 Seminar Mrs. Zavacki 20 March 2012 Almost everyone in the world knows about the Holocaust and how it ruined the lives of many. But no one knows the real horror brought upon the survivors until you read their true stories. The rude awakening of the memoir Night and the poem “Aftermath” show that even the kindest people can lose their sense of virtuous direction. Wiesel’s story about his experiences at the concentration camps grew more heartbreaking to read with every word. Wiesel wrote about how horrible it seemed to lose one’s innocence.
Either they are starved to death or malnutrition. More than 700 thousand jews were forced into labor in Poland. They had slaves which is illegal in most countries. The jews that messed up on their work gets killed. The jews had to be extremely careful when they work because of this.
Before the holocaust even started, Hitler was already degrading Jews. He moved them all into ghettos which were poor run-down neighborhoods. As they did in Maus 1, they pushed Jews into ghettos which was a systematically and obviously effective method