Holocaust is a Greek word, meaning “sacrifice by fire”. The Holocaust came as a result of Hitler’s Nazi party and their racial intolerance, and quest for a pure blood line in Germany. It was part of Hitler’s final solution and involved the collection of Jews and other racial inferiors by German soldiers. The racial inferiors were sent to concentration camps after their collection; where they were forced to labour and in most cases eventually murdered (Berenbaum, 1998). In some cases, these camps were known as “extermination” or “death” camps and the Jews were killed in purpose built gas chambers and their bodies burnt in large ovens.
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How The Holocaust Was Made Possible The holocaust, or Shoah was a systematic, planned program of genocide to exterminate all Jews (Bauer 1982). Hitler - and his allies in the Nazi army carried out this government-based program during World War II (Bauer 1982). Approximately six million Jews were killed, and if the murder of the Romani, Soviet civilians and prisoners, the disabled, homosexuals, and others who opposed to Hitler’s religious, political and social views were counted, this number would be more like eleven to seventeen million (Dawidowicz 1975). The Holocaust was one of the twentieth century's greatest tragedies that was made possible by widespread anti-Semitism, corrupt politics and an outright fear of mass extermination. On November
So Auschwitz differed from most of the other camps. 13) The term suggests, that there was a real problem and that other solutions had been tried seriously but had failed. From 1933-1939 the Nazis tried to bully the German Jews into leaving the country. 14) The Nuremberg Laws of 1935 established the following categories: 'Full Jew': Three or more Jewish grandparents 'Mixed race 1st degree': Two Jewish grandparents 'Mixed race 2nd degree': One Jewish grandparent 15) Yes. 16) They considered the Jews a race whose goal was world domination and who, therefore, were an obstruction to Aryan
Firstly, he emphasizes the economic suffering that GM (and the German population) had to endure during the few years after the 1929 stock market crash. He describes Germany as completely desolate, with unemployment staggeringly high. GM does do its part as a business to strengthen the German economy, and some, although not Turner directly, see GM as aiding the Nazis in their rise to power. He states in an earlier study that “The auto industry spearheaded the remarkable recovery of the German economy that boosted the popularity of the Nazi Regime by virtually eliminating within a few years the mass unemployment that had idled a quarter of the workforce and contributed so importantly to Hitler’s rise.” After GM suffered through those economically strife years, they eventually overcame the depression and went on to make an absurd amount of profits. However, the profits that they did make were locked into Germany, as Hitler would not release them for
Historians, Bracher and Jackel believed the holocaust was a completely intentional act, as Wyman states: “Intentionalism anchored Nazi behaviour in Hitler’s and his cohorts' deeply felt anti-Semitism, which they had formulated well before their ascent to power; once in power, they had put into practice what their intention had been all along.” (Wyman, p.419, 1996) Intentionalists argue everything in the Nazi period, was a deliberate move towards Hitler’s ultimate goals. Hitler was a fanatical anti-Semite, who committed himself to the extermination of the Jews from early in his career. Intentionalist historian, Goldhagen argues Hitler had a ‘blueprint’, for the Holocaust, as Morris
With the launching of the war in1939, The Germans were spreading out and rounding up Jews wherever they went. The SS Einzatsgruppen outfits that accompanied the invading divisions immediately set about the task of rounding up Jews, sending some to concentration camps initially. Some groups were summarily shot, others gassed in trucks. What awaited most however was a stultifying train ride to death camps such as Auschwitz, Treblinka, Dachau and Bergen-Belsen. The German people had been groomed several years by this time to cross the threshold from discrimination to annihilation.
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After the war, Goebbels was the reason for the work of propaganda by the German government. He was known to use almost anything for propaganda purposes, such as posters from French and German movies with Jewish stars as examples of the "typical Jew." Even when Germany was falling in 1945 and the Allies told them to surrender, Goebbels used that as a motivational tool to demonstrate that every German needed to fight or face the end. In Conclusion, Joseph Goebbels was apart of a mass hysteria to killing Jews, and he was influence by
Nazi Genocide I chose to research and write about the Nazi Genocide. I have a lot of German in my background so I thought it would be interesting to learn a little about the history of some of my ancestors. I found out a lot of information, including that of World War II and the allies of Germany and the allies of the United States. World War II began on September 1, 1939, but the genocide actually began on April 12, 1939 when Adolf Hitler told the Czech foreign minister Chvalkovsky that they were going to destroy the Jews. Hitler avoided giving any clear written data when it came to his order the extermination of the Jews as well as the Jewish civilians.