Ghettos were temporary holding places for Jews. The Nazis wanted the concentration camps to exterminate the majority of the Jews, but the ghettos gave more opportunities for natural death (Byers 73). Many Jews were also forced to do labor in the ghettos, which sometimes caused natural death (Byers 73). Most Jews were moved to ghettos in the mid to late 1930’s. Lots of Jews were moved to ghettos in a “single stroke” on February 8, 1940.
Third, wherever Germany in Eastern Europe, specialized units called Einsatzgruppen were created to murder Jews and political opponents in mass shootings. Finally, Jews and Romani were ordered to be live in overcrowded ghettos, there they were then transported by freight train to extermination camps. Extermination camps were camps that were built by Nazi Germany, during the World War II, that were designed to kill millions of people by gassing and extreme work under terrible living conditions. The Nazis were not alone in this effort. Parish churches and the Interior Ministry supported the genocide by presenting birth records showing who was Jewish; the Post Office delivered the deportation and denaturalization orders; the Finance Ministry took away Jewish property; German businesses fired Jewish workers and took away stock that belonged to the Jews.
Many of them worked to death or died of starvation. In the last days of the Nazi regime, from 1942 to 1944, the Auschwitz camp was used as an extermination camp. That is run mainly served to prisoners of the Jewish origin. Through processes such as gas chamber, crematorium and shootings, Jewish people were executed. This period was known as the stage of final judgment.
____ 1 __________ __________ English 13 May 2014 Courage and survival Arek Hersh was a concentration camp survivor he was born in Poland and his father was a boot maker for the army. Jews in Poland were bothered with anti-Semitism; this was after the ‘polenkation’ of 1938 when Germany forced many polish Jews citizens across the border. September 1st of 1939 the Germany army attacked Poland. Arek’s family had to leave there home town and live in Lodz. In 1940 the Jews who lived in Lodz had to start wearing the Star of David on their clothes and were forced into a ghetto, where food was controlled and people lived in tight conditions.
Rudolf Hoss was appointed commandant of one of the first Nazi concentration camps in the New Territories of the camp that did not yet exist. No one, especially Hoss predicted that the camp, within five years, would become the sight of the largest mass murder the world has yet seen. In the beginning of 1941, Jews from countries occupied by Germany were rounded up, packed like cattle into freight trains, and shipped to Poland. This was officially the beginning of the Holocaust. Auschwitz was the largest extermination center in Poland; it was used for the Jews who lived in Germany or other countries occupied by Germany.
Many Jewish people chose to use violent opposition as resistance to the actions of the Germans. This was undertaken in both ghettos and concentration camps. In a number of ghettos, Jewish communities used violence resistance against Nazi activities. Source A is an account of Jewish defiance in the Warsaw ghetto against the Nazis . The Nazis wished to deport the Jews to Treblinka extermination camp and liquidate the ghetto, and the source demonstrates the Jewish opposition to the genocide of their race.
Most prisoners died from exhaustion, starvation, or disease and exposure. In some of the forced-labor camps Nazi doctors would experiment on the prisoners ("Forced" 1). Those that were gay would get experimented on in order to hope to find a cure for homosexuality ("Living" 1). From 1939 to 1942 was marked the expansion of concentration camps. In September 1939 the war provided an excuse to ban the release of anyone in the concentration camps ("Labor" 1).
World War II was remembered well for the Holocaust, an event in history where millions of people (mostly people of the Judaist religion) were massacred due to one man’s irrational hatred and desire for “perfection”. Despite being the most horrendous event in history, several important things were established that benefitted society if not the world as a whole: The United Nations, the creation of Israel, and many Human Rights Laws. The United Nations is a very important organization resulting from World War II and the Holocaust. The United Nations unified the governments of most countries in the world as well as their people. The United Nations keeps the peace and allows us to punish those whom cause chaos, terror, and civil unrest.
The Holocaust The holocaust is systematic, bureaucratic and also a well known historic event. This means it was a mass murder of the Jews. It’s all start in 1933 and ended in 1945 by Adolf Hitler in Germany, Europe. This did not only happen in Germany. It’s also occurred in other parts of Europe that were under the Nazis control.
Due to the size and the death toll, ‘Auschwitz became the very capital of the Holocaust’, and during the Second World War, the first concentration camp to be liberated by British troops was Bergen-Belsen and ‘through the reporting of Richard Dimbleby became known in Britain as a symbol of Nazi Brutality’. As Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army, it can be argued that the West was unaware of the atrocities which took place there until many years postliminary to its liberation as Tony