The consequences of Kristallnatch, the event in Germany was rejected by various and praised by others, many governments cut off relations with Germany in protest. The Jews who remained in Germany were forced to pay a fine of one billion marks for the damage in kristallnatch, Jewish children were not accepted in schools and there was a mass escape of Jews living in territories ruled by the 3rd Reich. As we saw the Kristallnatch was not a spontaneous act but an act orchestrated by the nazis who had been waiting for the right occasion to performed it, with that act the Nazis declared an
Up until the mid 1942’s most Jews were unaware that the Final Solution was being implemented throughout German occupied territory. Before their realization of this, they were stripped weapons and faced starvation. These two things coupled with what the thought that they were being deported to ghettos with food and housing helped them to believe that they didn’t need to take to arms and fight back. Also, the Nazis policy for reprisals worked against their want to fight. For every act of defiance and murder of a Nazi solider, a Jew and his family would be executed, sometimes even whole villages of Jews.
The Holocaust Many people are doubtful that a thing called the Holocaust ever happened but, after all of the evidence put in front of us; someone would have to be foolish to say that the Holocaust ever happened. In 1932 Hitler came to power in Germany, and it was downhill for the Jews from there. In 1935, Hitler introduced the Nuremburg laws to the Jews. Most of these laws were very foolish, such as all Jews had to wear the Star of David on themselves whenever in public, they were no longer allowed to be educated, they weren’t allowed to hire any German workers, and they were not permitted to display their national flag or colors. Eventually the Jews weren’t even considered citizens of Germany any more.
In this essay, I will be including and explaining the real facts and figures of what happened in the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a time of devastation and corruption. It was a time of cruelty and it was terribly inhumane. The Holocaust and its supporters tried vainly to make the world perfect, but only succeeded in killing millions. The Nazi’s and Adolph Hitler spoke against Jews even before the start of World War II, they blamed them for
How could any one man convince another to follow his personal belief? More importantly how could one man convince an entire country to go against the ideas of morality and exterminate a group of people children and adult alike for the sole purpose of him disliking them. Sounds like an outrageous atrocity that any one man could do such thing, but as history shows, Hitler had the powerful words that allowed this to happen. Since his birth in the small Austrian border of Braunau in 1889(BOOK) Hitler had a tough life, He went from living with his parents to living on an orphans pension(BOOK) by painting pictures on postcards. He blamed everyone around him for his own failings, when he would get rejected time and time again from the art school that he oh so badly wanted to get into he blamed it first on his mother, then on his father, and then on the Jews.
This shows how history was changed because of the way people died, in the 1940's due to the way Germans wanted to execute non-Arians. Another example, when the Jews were getting separated, "I didn't know that this was the moment in time and the place where I was leaving my mother and Tzipara forever" (Wisel, 29). During the Holocaust they didn't care about families being together. For instance, the way that Elie's family was separated, the men of the family went one way and the women went the other. This demonstrates how the Holocaust destroyed families being together, and how it affected how history developed through the years.
He was beheaded. However 75 years on Van der Lubbe was pardoned and his conviction overturned. Many historians believe that the Nazis were responsible for the setting of the fire in order to discredit the left wing and exploit the fears many Germans had of communism. It also served to increase the popularity of the Nazi Party. The day after the destruction of the Reichstag by fire Hitler persuaded President Hindenburg to approve the decree For The Protection Of The People And The State 28th February 1933.
The Holocaust will forever be remembered as one of the worst tragedies mankind has ever come to witness. The Nazi regime implemented a general policy of extermination of “genetically unfit’ groups of people which included the handicapped, gypsies, and homosexuals. Out of all these groups however, none was as heavily targeted as the Jews. During the Nazi reign of power, approximately 5.8 million Jews died at the hands of German or German-allied hands. Most of these victims were almost all unarmed and had no organized act of aggression against the German state or society, but were simply targeted because of their Jewish heritage.
In what ways did the Nazis treatment of Jews change between 1938 and 1945? The Jews were violated throughout the Second World War and the intensity of the violence elevated as the war progressed. In 1938 Kristallnacht took place where German citizens including the SS and the Hitler youth boycotted Jewish shops and businesses due to an assassination of a German politician by a French student . This was persecution of the Jews as many of them were removed from everyday life either by being sent to a concentration camp , 30,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps on that night, or by having property and businesses vandalised and destroyed which left them with nothing. Also more persecution happened the next day as Jewish communities were asked to pay $1 million marks in reparations to what took place on that night .
However, before invading the USSR in 1941, Hitler was convinced Germany can maintain their strength and beat all of its enemies. That year he was proven wrong as he invaded the USSR in 1941, instead of focusing on destroying the Russian army and conquering Moscow before winter, he diverted to other directions which caused significant delays. He re-focused on Moscow only in September, when he realized that winter was too close and it cost him the entire war, as he lost thousands of men. Hitler also knew that Germany's ally Japan was considering attacking either to the North (USSR) or to the South (USA). He didn't try to coordinate his invasion of the Soviet Union with Japan or even inform it.