His book, The Origins of the Final Solution focuses on Nazi policy towards the Jews from September 1939-March 1942. Browning agrees with Hilberg and ads, that the combination of anti-Semitism with a power struggle among middle-level bureaucrats within the Nazi hierarchy caused immense pressure for an escalation of Nazi policy toward the Jews leading to the “Final Solution.” In addition to the seemingly endless debate, some historians argue about the timing of the “Final Solution” or the exact moment the Nazis made the decision. One of these historians is Professor Richard Breitman. Breitman teaches at Harvard University and also currently works as Director of Historical Research for the federally funded Nazi War Criminal Records Interagency Working Group. Breitman contends that it is crucial for the historian to accurately determine the chronology of events leading to the decision in order to narrow whatever disagreements exists over its causes and motivations.
So Auschwitz differed from most of the other camps. 13) The term suggests, that there was a real problem and that other solutions had been tried seriously but had failed. From 1933-1939 the Nazis tried to bully the German Jews into leaving the country. 14) The Nuremberg Laws of 1935 established the following categories: 'Full Jew': Three or more Jewish grandparents 'Mixed race 1st degree': Two Jewish grandparents 'Mixed race 2nd degree': One Jewish grandparent 15) Yes. 16) They considered the Jews a race whose goal was world domination and who, therefore, were an obstruction to Aryan
It is true that Czerniakow appointed other assimilated Jews to important positions, such as Joseph Szerynski—a police officer who had converted to Christianity—whom Czerniakow made commander of the ghetto police. However, unlike other Judenrat chairmen, Czerniakow did not use his position for personal gain, and would only go so far in cooperating with Nazi demands. The Germans began a two-month wave of deportations to the Treblinka Extermination Camp during the summer of 1942. On July 22 Czerniakow was ordered to round up Jews for "resettlement in the east." He knew what that innocuous term really meant, and was not prepared to surrender the Jews of his ghetto to certain death.
They put us in barracks, on three-tier bunks" (Dobbs). This quote shows first-hand that Ford neglected his employees that were working in Germany whilst supporting the German war effort. The collaboration of profit makers deeply impacted the severity of the Holocaust. Without gas chambers, the Germans wouldn’t have been able to kill an extra three to four thousand per day. This next quote shows Ford’s attitude towards Hitler "I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration"-Adolf Hitler (Dobbs).
If the Holocaust had never happened, United States history would be very different in multiple ways. The Holocaust is a very sad era in history and if it never happened, 6 million Jews and many other races wouldn’t have perished. They also would have had much better lives in Germany and all over Europe. If the Holocaust had a different ending to the period of time or ended sooner than it actually did, then millions of Jews could have been saved and maybe a few of those lives would still be alive today. The Holocaust is a very sensitive topic to talk about to this day and people still have difficulty talking about the subject due to what happened in this time period.
One action that the world could have done to save the Jews is the government could have changed the immigration laws. Although thousands of Jews had been admitted into the United States under the combined German-Austrian quota from 1938-1941, the United States did not pursue an organized or a specific rescue policy for Jewish victims of the Holocaust until early 1944. If they did pursue that policy when the Holocaust was happening, they could of saved so many of the Jewish lives. Another action that the world could have done to save the Jews is if Pope Pius XII had publicly condemned the Nazi campaign of wiping out all the Jews. This was happening during the Second World War.
The Nazi-controlled daily paper, the Vð"â¶lkischer Beobachter (deciphered Racial Observer) gladly broadcasted that the first death camp, with a limit of in excess of 5000 detainees, would be secured close Dachau. The camp tackled the issue of where to put "undesirables" who the Nazis required to calm. The current penitentiaries were not roomy enough to hold the greater part of the
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.
Overall, “McCarthyism” did nothing but hurt the United States. It made the government act like a paranoid schizophrenic for years to come, and ended up wasting time, energy, and effort by the American people that could have been used in some other area of war. McCarthy wasted time with “—the social reforms that were never adopted, the diplomatic initiatives that were not pursued, the workers who were not organized into unions, the books that were not written, and the movies that were never filmed (Schrecker,
There were many missed opportunities in which the Germans, along with other countries, could have prevented Hitler from acting on the laws for persecution of the Jews which led to the Holocaust. The first, easiest and most effective way the Holocaust could have been prevented would have been not electing Hitler as the Chancellor of Germany. Hitler was chosen to be the Chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg on the 30th of January, 1993. Just a year later in August 1934,