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.
Many died during these walks, so this journey became known as the “Death March” (“Timeline”).Death Marched took place because Germans wanted to use these prisoners as forced laborers in Germany. These prisoners had to march long distances. These marches took place in bitter cold. Prisoners were given little or no food, water, or rest. Prisoners who could not keep up were shot (“Death
While the Hebrew people were being held prisoner for no apparent reason, their property and religious centers were plundered and destroyed. Hundreds of Jews died, from the piracy and many committed suicide. Germany began to conquer other countries. Hitler was an extremely sick, disgusting man who sought to eliminate non-Aryan individuals. He took over several countries for the sole purpose of getting rid people who weren’t good enough for him.
The Jews were banned from public places/services, and then they were isolated in overpopulated ghettos. The ghettos had barbed wire and stone walls, in hope that the Jews would starve to death or die from disease due to the harsh conditions in the ghetto. Many Jewish people living in the ghettos were then transported to concentration camps where most of them died. (Beck et. al 503) These acts all took place due to Hitler’s discrimination towards the Jews.
In the years before the “outbreak” of the war, the SS, and police officials incarcerated the Jews, Roma, and the other victims of ethnic and racial hatred in the camps. To monitor the Jewish population along with facilitate later deport the Jews. The Germans and their collaborators created “ghettos, and transit camps”, they also forced-labor camps for Jews during the year of the war. These camps were in the so-called Grester German Reich and in German-occupied territory. The camps were for non-Jews whose labor Germans sought to
The first known concentration camp was Dachau, which opened on March 20, 1933. Most prisoners in the concentration camps were political prisoners and people the Nazi called as “asocial.” However, after the Kristallnacht, the killing of Jews became more systematic, which led to an increase in the number of Jews sent to concentration camps. These camps were horrible and crowded. People were forced to do harsh physical labor and given no or very little food. They slept on with no mattress or pillow.
After rounding up the remaining SS guards, the U.S. forces lined them up and executed them with extreme prejudice. (Amacher A) The Americans were outraged at the crimes committed at the camp and after finding thousands upon thousands of bodies the soldiers couldn’t take it anymore they lashed out and killed all but a handful of the guards. There was simply nothing that could describe the emotions they felt. The prisoners also devolved into a state of fury after the shock phase. American soldiers watched
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
Holocaust Why was there a Holocaust, how did it affect people and why is it important that we remember it? Task 1 The Holocaust was an extremely tragic period of time in history between the years of 1933 to 1945. At an approximately 11 million lives were lost because of cruel racial prejudice. The killings took place in Europe during World War two run by the German Nazi party led by Adolf Hitler. The majority of the victims killed were Jews because they were undesirable and not the same race as the German Nazi’s.
The Germans had no tolerance for any of them and stripped them of their belongings and put them to work immediately. There were many camps at this time, but one of the largest and most famous camps was Auschwitz. (Wood) The camps had one main focus, to kill the Jews. The Nazis chose genocide as the answer to the “Jewish question.” The largest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz, was a labor camp where the Nazis put the prisoners to work until their death. The Nazis used Auschwitz as a killing center