Nicolas Miedema 05/04/12 Mr. Carunchia U.S. History Auschwitz WWII has probably been the greatest event one the world. It was a war between the axis power and the allied power. The greatest protagonist in this war was Germany, the one who started the war and in charge of the death of approximately 6 million Jews (mtsu.edu). This massacre is worldwide known as the HOLOCAUST. They send the Jews to concentration camps to torture or kill them.
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.
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.
Mel Mermelstein mailed in a letter to the IHR about his provided a very detailed description of this time at Auschwitz and all of his observations and surroundings. When the IHR didn’t reply to Mermelstein, he filed a lawsuit. Judge Thomas T. Johnson decided that it was “a fact that Jewish Mino 3 were gassed to death at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland during the summer of 1944.” (Gottfried 49) In some countries in Europe, where the Holocaust occurred, have set some laws, put there foot down, frown upon the denial, or however you want to put it. It’s sad to deny the Holocaust in particular countries, because there is proof! Whether you want to believe it or not, is up to you,
If a jew tried to escape, they would just get shot. The Nazis were instructed by hitler to have no mercy or feelings towards the jews. During the invasion of Poland, they captured half the jews living there and instantly shot the other half of the jews in Poland. Since Poland was close to germany, they invaded them. And also invaded them because of the jewish people .
Auschwitz Gas Chamber. Judaism. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from http://judaism.about.com/od/holocaust/ss/ausch_tour_5.htm This page gives a brief description about the gas chambers used in The Holocaust. How they tricked the Jews into the chambers and what type of gas they used to kill the captives. In my paper I talk about the camps and different methods used to kill the prisoners.
The Germans, as the strongest and fittest, were destined to rule, while the weak and racially adulterated Jews were doomed to extinction. Hitler began to restrict the Jews with legislation and terror, which entailed burning books written by Jews, removing Jews from their professions and public schools, confiscating their businesses and property and excluding them from public events. The most infamous of the anti-Jewish legislation were the Nuremberg Laws, enacted on September 15, 1935. They formed the legal basis for the Jews' exclusion from German society and the progressively restrictive Jewish policies of the
As with any social dilemma, there is bound to be an opposed group and those who advocate the standard being drawn. This can be seen in both the history of Nazi Germany and the tradition of stoning in The Lottery. In Nazi Germany, Hitler rose to power with the aid of an elite inner circle and certain other groups intended to facilitate his totalitarian rule. Opposing his regime were those who often found themselves in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. In The Lottery, the younger generations of the town's population have begun to speak out against the annual stoning (Jackson).
Just think if you had been to Auschwitz in 1940. To hear the screams and see the people. It’s a sad thought to think about all the people that were killed in that camp. But, I want to explain to you why they chose this camp as the man death camp. The S.S guards are another thing we will be talking about.
In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted