The Holocaust was one of the most inhumane eras for not only the Jews but also other groups such as the Russians. In 1933 the Nazis came into power and believed threat the Germans were superior to everyone else. They also believed that the Jews were far inferior to them and were a threat to their German Community. As a result the Nazis started to persecute the Jews by burning them; they were put into gas chambers. There were over six million Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust.
They had the ability to tap phone lines, intercept mail and to spy on people. Anyone who was suspected as being against the Nazi Party and Hitler would be immediately arrested and detained for as long as they wished. The Gestapo was what ordinary Germans feared every day, as no one was safe from late night police raids or deportation to the concentration camps. By 1939, 150,000 political prisoners were put under ‘protective arrest’. The Nazis also controlled and altered the German judiciary system to benefit themselves.
This was still not satisfactory for Reinhardt Heydrich and although 200 people were being executed a day he thought that they must be shot and hanged without trial. The Einsatzgruppen received their orders from Heydrich or Bruno Streckenbach and evidence proved that the orders included the killing of Soviet Jews. On June 22 1941 German soldiers invaded the Soviet Union and the Einsatzgruppen followed, now their orders were written, not given orally and the written orders demanded them to execute all people of many different parties and groups, including Jews. The Einsatzgruppen went to the streets and killed all Jews. Feliz Landau, a member of the Einsatzkommando wrote: “There were hundreds of Jews walking along the street with blood pouring downt heir faces, holes in their heads, their hands broken and their eyes hanging out of their sockets.” By late July 1941 all Jewish men, women and
The thievery done by the Gypsies is what made the non-Gypsies judge them and not like them. So, because of this, Gypsies have been targets for a variety of maltreatment (Pottanat 1). When the Holocaust came about, Gypsies were persecuted severely and Hitler’s treatment of them was very harsh. In the years that led up to Hitler taking office of Third Reich, the Germans began passing laws and putting limitations on Gypsies. In 1926, Germany had begun placing severe limitations on Gypsies to watch their actions and to make sure they weren’t getting into any trouble.
Adolf Hitler still had lots of plans on his hands. Finally, in 1941, Hitler ordered the beginning of mass deportations from Germany to ghetto in Eastern Europe. The war happened because Adolf Hitler wanted sole control of Germany and also most of Europe. The reason the Nazi Genocide occurred is because Hitler did not like the Jews, Communists, Gypsies, homosexuals, and others. Hitler ordered the higher Nazi soldiers to build concentration camps all over Germany and Poland to detain, deport, and also house the prisoners.
He believed that Jewish people were inferior to other human begins. Hitler beliefs and ideas caused him to create an army called the Nazi to help carry out his plan. The Nazis followed Adolf’s plan to kill Jewish people by creating concentration camps and gas chambers. The Nazis tortured and starved the Jewish people to their deaths. Out of fear and to avoid death themselves, many German civilians accepted Adolf Hitler leadership or they hid from him and his Nazi army.
They decided they are going to start killing them. So the Nazis started putting on camp where they are going to kill Jews and make them suffer until they are dead. But some Jews thought whatever they heard about the camps were not true so they trusted the Germans and moved in to those camps. Jews thought the camps were for them to survive from the war that was going on. The worst camp was the Auschwitz, it was the largest concentration camp.
Unfortunately, when speaking of the Holocaust, Jehovah's Witnesses are often forgotten or left out. Unending persecution against Jehovah's Witnesses as a group and its members as individuals spanned the Nazi years. Unlike Jews, who were persecuted and killed because of their ethnicity, Jehovah's Witnesses were persecuted for not renouncing their religious beliefs. The courage the vast majority displayed in refusing to do so, in the face of torture, maltreatment in concentration camps, and execution, won them the respect of many contemporaries. “Within months of the Nazi takeover, regional governments, primarily those of Bavaria and Prussia, initiated aggressive steps against Jehovah's Witnesses, breaking up their meetings, ransacking and then occupying their local offices.
He also blamed Germany’s difficulties on the Jews but did not tell the people his true intention was to exterminate them. Thus he created an atmosphere of hatred in Germany that later would be proven by his draconian measures towards the Jews. The first real brutal attack against the Jews came in June 1934, when Hitler had about 1,000 people murdered in the Night of the Long Knives. He then introduced the Nuremburg Laws which were as follows: all Jews had to wear the Star of David, they lost their professional careers and property, Jews could not mingle with the German population, and ultimately the Jews lost their citizenship. These laws passed without any resistance and should have been a sign to the world of things to
The Holocaust “We despaired when the United States announced its neutrality.” These were the words of a young woman whose family’s last hope was the Untied States coming to their rescue, Clara’s war story (13). From January 1933 to May 1945 a man named Adolf Hitler and his political group, the Nazis, attempted to obliterate an entire group of people that did not live up to the Nazi ideal. At the head of this hatred were the Jews. At the beginning Hitler’s purpose was to force the Jews to emigrate, but later changed to the murder of all Jews. According to Hitler’s Willing Executors, six million Jews and millions of non-Jewish civilians lost their lives.