It was said that God was punishing the Jews, and the rest of the world, for not receiving Him, and once the Jews were gone, the Garden of Eden would thrive again. This ridiculous theory was later declared unchristian by the Second Vatican Council (Roth 47). Anti-Semitism was... ... middle of paper ... ...s of the Jewish people.” They did not take these books to read them, they made the people come outside and watch them burn. This was frightening because, “Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn helpless human beings.” That was said by Heinrich Heine, a survivor of one of the concentration camps in Nazi Germany (“anti-Semitism” 1). The Holocaust--the merciless massacre of over eleven million defenseless, innocent people, six million of which were Jewish--can be directly linked to the hatred and racism brought about by Nazi propaganda.
Ray regrets not expressing love towards both his wife and his sons and vows to grow old with Dominick and be the best father he knows how to be for the remainder of his life. Dominick Birdsey was clearly the stronger twin. All his life, from a child to a middle aged man, he had to take care of someone, namely his brother Thomas. It is very difficult to be constantly giving and getting nothing in return as such was the case with Dominick. Finally, to be showed love by Ray, (the one man who Dominick thought was incapable of love) Dominick accomplished a sense of rest and settlement.
When Hitler came to power he almost immediately began to strip Jewish people of any kind of rights. Starting with creating a Law to strip Jewish immigrants from Poland of their German citizenship. Then moving on to pass a law allowing for forced sterilization of those found by a Hereditary Health Court to have genetic defects. They also prohibit Jews from owning land, also from being newspaper editors. Jewish people are also banned from the German labor front and stripped of national health insurance.
When Hitler began his move to conquer Europe, he promised that no person of Jewish background would survive. Before the start of the second world war, the Jews of Germany were excluded from public life, forbidden to have sexual relations with non-Jews, boycotted, beaten but allowed to emigrate. When the war was officially declared, emigration ended and 'the final solution to the Jewish problem' came. When Germany took over Poland, the Polish and German Jews were forced into overcrowded Ghettos and employed as slave labour. The Jewish property was seized.
They were also no longer allowed to write news stories, and had to carry the Star of David badges everywhere they went and this was only stage one. This along with the blame for the Economic crash. The Blame for the killing of Christ, and for losing the World War. They singled out the Jews to be an “Inferior Race”. They singled the Jews for they felt like it was their duty as an “Aryan” and they felt obliged to kill the Jews based ... ... middle of paper ... ...hey were not a race that was going to become a world leader, and kill all the Germans, as that was the real reason why Adolf Hitler was so paranoid about them.
They wanted to have their culture back and their independence. They were set into different categories, and even the ones who were the slightest Jewish were classified as a Jew, and they couldn’t do anything about it, because it was law. They were forced to wear their identification proudly on their shoulders. Hitler became so upset that he couldn’t force their migration that he took it to the extreme and decided to do some dirty work. He made the choice of eliminating every Jew decreasing the population enormously.
How Jews Were Discriminated Against in Germany 1936-39 In 1933 the Nazis came to power. The Nazis main target for Germany was to exclude Jews from the society. A boycott was organized against all Jewish shops and businesses where shops were vandalized and Jews beaten up. Many laws were passed as the Nazis developed their ideas on how to rid Germany of Jews. There included Jews being banned from working as Lawyers and Teachers.
Hitler’s speeches were full of hatred for the Jews and this encouraged his followers to attack Jewish people. The Nazis controlled the police. The Nazis controlled the law courts, and Jews soon discovered that they would have no protection against Nazi attacks. In April 1933 Nazis called for Jewish shops to be boycotted. Storm-Troopers stood outside shops and stopped Germans from going in.
The Little Known Victims of the Holocaust Many people look back on the Holocaust today and realize that so many abysmal and hideous things happened. The genocide of the Jews is known but what may be less well documented is Hitler’s design to eradicate all groups other than the blue-eyed, fair-haired Aryans. So many of them were forgotten and just pushed in with the major race of the Jews, who were said to be unworthy of life. The people were not ready, nor expecting to be forced into such an egregious state of being. Adolf Hitler excruciatingly persecuted every race that he thought was unsuitable for his dream of a Master Race.
This was the beginning of the slaughtering of lambs for Jews, because Hitler considered Jews a form of pollution on this planet, and began his massacre of millions. Hitler wanted to purify the world of anyone who was even part Jew, and dehumanize them at the same time. The German army made their way to Sighet and began to imply their form of justice, and purification. Time had passed since Moishe started warning Jews about the Germans. He would state his truth aloud, and that gave the elders of Sighet a cold shiver down their spins, they did not want to admit their being wrong, so they merely said that Moishe the Beadle had finally lost it.