The Holocaust started with Kristallnacht, which is “the Night of Broken Glass.” This occurred on November 7th, 1938. Over 7,000 Jewish shops were vandalized, synagogues were destroyed, and at least 91 people died. Many Jews were sent to concentration camps, but were released eventually. From 1933 to 1945, Jews were sent to concentration camps, these were used as a way to exterminate the Jewish population. In the beginning of the Holocaust, many people were sent to labor camps but died of infections or from working so much.
In 1929, Stalin arrested over 5,000 educated Ukrainian people and they were either shot without trail or sent to prison camps in remote areas in Russia. The uneducated people were left in the Ukraine to fend for themselves. They had no one to tell them that Stalin was doing bad things. Stalin then stopped all imported food from getting in to the country and starved all the people of Ukraine. The children and elders were the weakest so they died very easily.
The most notorious example of dehumanization of civilians has to be the killing of Jews in World War Two. Six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis for the simple reason that they were Jewish. They were shipped to concentration camps in cattle cars where they were subjected to slave labor until they died of exhaustion or disease. There were numerous examples of dehumanization in the concentration camps. In memoirs of survivors, we learned that they were separated from their families, stripped of their possessions, clothing and cut off their hair.
Some of the most well-known are Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Dachau, Chelmno, Buchenwald, Neuengamme and Majdanek. Jews, other racial minorities and people who were considered enemies of Hitler’s regime were deported to these camps and forced to work in horrendous living conditions. Thousands of inmates died of starvation, overwork, exposure to the elements, epidemics and disease. Those who were unfit for labour including women, children, the elderly and the sick were immediately gassed and their bodies either cremated or dumped into mass
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 .
In addition, Jews were excluded from public schools and universities. The Jews of Amsterdam were forced to live in sealed off ghettos, and after May 1942 they forced to war the yellow star. By the end of 1042, approximately 38,500 Jews had been departed from Holland to death camp near Poland. Dutch Christians made thousands of heroic efforts to save Jews and hide them, but most were caught by the Nazis. Alfred and his parents were transported to the Sobibor death camp near Lublin, Poland.
At the center of his vision was the brutal elimination of the Jewish people from the face of the earth. To get rid of his "enemies," he set up dozens of prison camps -- called concentration camps -- across Europe. Jewish women, men and children from almost every country on the continent were deported; they were torn from their homes and sent to the camps, where they endured terrible suffering. Many people died of hunger and disease. Most were murdered.
It evolved around 1933 and 1945. The Holocaust was a time of discrimination against Jews. They were taken away from their communities and humiliated in front of everyone, then they were sent to camps were they were made to work hard, have hardly any food and they were being treated as if they were not human beings. At the end of the Second World War, six million Jews had been killed and one and half million were children. But not just the Jews were involved in the Holocaust.
It’s also occurred in other parts of Europe that were under the Nazis control. Adolf was a much hated man. He made many different concentration camps for Jews, There were three different types: Work Camps, Red Cross Camps, and Death Camps. Manly everyone was taken to the death camp. Sometimes, there were thousands of Jews being killed every day.
The Holocaust was one of the worst events to ever happen to mankind. It was started by the Fuhrer of Germany, Adolf Hitler, who thought that the Aryan race was superior to every other race. He had a massive hatred for the Jewish race and decided to try and exterminate every living Jewish person. He killed around two-thirds of all the European Jews (Byers 10). World War II was going on at the same time as the Holocaust.