This caused the Germans to go on a murderous spree, they burned down one-hundred-ninety-one synagogues and one-hundred-ninety-one house and apartments. By the end of their spree they killed ninety-one Jews, seriously injured thirty-six, and sent thirty-thousand Jews to concentration camps ( Byers 30 ). There were many concentration camps in Europe one of which ,Auschwitz's, had three main camps; Auschwitz I was known as a concentration camp, Auschwitz II was known as Birkenau the extermination camp, and Auschwitz III was known as Monowitz the slave camp ( Blohm 51). Sadly many Jewish men and women were worked to death, and later on they would be known as death camps. These women and men were not given clothes to keep them warm or heat during winter.
Jake Mendala 10/17/2011 Post WW2 History Auschwitz 5 Point Essay The book Auschwitz, written by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, takes place during the Nazi occupation of Hungry. Any “enemy” to the Third Reich was deported to one of their concentration camps. Dr. Nyiszli was one of the unlucky ones to be sent to the biggest concentration camp, or other known as death camps, of Auschwitz. There are five key points that the author makes clear through the first two thirds of the book. Dr. Nyiszli wanted to make it clear that the Nazis were willing to kill men, women, and children not only because there intense hatred for Jews but also for research that was conducted through dissecting the human corpses.
Millions more including: homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet (Russian) prisoners of war, and citizens who didn’t agree, died under the Nazi tyranny as well. In order to complete this assignment, I will vividly examine the theories and factors of prejudice in the holocaust and how it may have been avoided.
They attempted to kill all of the Jewish people. This is called genocide. Genocide is when a certain person or group (Nazis) tries to exterminate an entire race or ethnic group. They wanted to do this because the Nazis thought that the Jews were inferior, and they saw them as a threat to Hitler’s rain of terror. At this time there were 9 million Jews in Europe.
Although Frank is a respected war hero who saved many lives and also idolized by David but when he treats the young Indian women, he molest and rapes them. He shows no sign of pity for them and will kill them after molesting or raping. Julian Hayden is a man who loves gaining control of others. He assumes that he’s above the law so ‘they couldn’t arrest us’. When Julian slowly found out about Frank’s crimes, he thinks that Frank should not be arrested because he is the war hero.
“Genocide is the systematic and purposeful destruction of a racial or cultural group. During WWII about 6 million Jews were killed the other 5million were homosexuals, gypsies, and etc. The elements that lead to the Holocaust were totalitarism combined with nationalism, the history of anti- Semitism, Hitler’s belief in the master race, and the Final Solution. Totalitarism centralized control by an autocratic authority and political
Hitler signed an order allowing physicians to kill those people, in his eyes, unfit to live. Hitler signed this order in September 1939. The euthanasia program followed Hitler’s order. The euthanasia program basically was when men, women, and children that were mentally or physically handicapped in any way were methodically killed. It was ordered that surveys be taken at all institutions, hospitals, and homes specialized for the handicapped.
Some can’t help but wonder if it is indeed god’s “will that a child should suffer and its soul be dammed for a little blemish of the body” (Wyndham). But none of them see that “nobody, nobody, really knows what is the true image” (Wyndham). In V for Vendetta people are also killed for their physical appearances but also are denied every freedom that could be found in a normal society. “They take your parents, they take your brother from you, they take everything they can, accept your life” (McTeigue). Political activists are killed, anyone who attempts freedom or has an idea is killed or they “die defending [it]” (McTeigue).
How they were psychologically transformed from ordinary men into the people, who participated actively in the worst crime against humanity known to date. Even if theses pressures are powerful, it doesn't account for the actions of all the Germans, in every aspect of the war. The Jews were slaughtered because they had different beliefs. Although there we have differences in opinion on certain topics, Browning does an incredible job at depicting the atmosphere at that time. Elie Wiesel on the other hand incorporated various literary techniques to convey the message of Nazi’s brutality towards their Jewish prisoners.
At first they were just gathered up, shot and thrown into mass open graves. It is estimated that over 1 million people died in this manner. But it wasn't efficient enough so more and more death camps sprang up. From this point, the Germans worked on more and more efficient ways to liquidate the undesirables by bringing them to death camps to systematically kill them and recycle any valuables for the war effort. And in this instance, a valuable was a healthy person - so the Germans would work the prisoners until they had no more energy to produce and then kill them.