Finally Jewish resistance was met by such massive repercussions by the Nazi army, which ultimately created fear among each community to obey the rule of Nazi government. The Nazi government secured a total fascist state in 1934 and had implemented the “final solution” in 1940. The “final solution” was to systematically destroy the European Jewish population with unspeakable horrors, which included gassing, executions, malnutrition, and grotesque medical experiments. Despite these conditions, Jews in both concentration camps and in the ghettoes tried to resist the Nazi army. However, explained by historian Rab Bennett the Nazi army had practically constrained Jewish resistance through a policy called “collective responsibility”.
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. The people of Germany let their minds be controlled and learned to despise the Jews. Hate is a powerful weapon that has the power to kill without mercy (Holocaust no pagination). WORKS CITED: “Anti-Semitism.” Murray, John Courtney Sr. Grolier Encyclopedia of Knowledge .1991. Roth, John K. and Berenbaum, Michael.
The Holocaust was the execution of the Jews and other people whom Hitler considered mediocre. About 12 million people were killed and about half of them were Jews. When Hitler became powerful and took control over Germany, everything changed. He was against Jews and wanted to wipe them out at once and his prejudice against Jews was very strong. Hitler enforced his soldier, The Nazis, to killing not only Jews but many other as well.
The horrors and the acts against Humanity as a result of the Holocaust can't be justified. Hitler is truly to blame. From the first assault against the Jews to the beginning of ghettoization, Hitler's plan to exterminate the Jews and to the Nuremberg Trials prove that Hitler was the leading cause of the Holocaust.
We are slaves, deprived of every right, exposed to every insult, condemned to certain death?? (Levi, 41). One would be hard pressed to find passages in Survival in Auschwitz that portray victims of the camp as being martyrs. The treatment of the Jews in the book explicitly spells out the dehumanization to which they were subjected. It is important to look at how the Jews were degraded in the camp, and then examine whether or not they came to embody National Socialism after this.
The Third Reich sought the removal of the Jews from Germany and eventually from the world. This removal came in two forms, first through emigration, then through extermination. In David Engel’s The Holocaust: The Third Reich and the Jews, he rationalizes that the annihilation of the Jews by the Germans was a result of how Jews were viewed by the leaders of the Third Reich-- as pathogens that threatened to destroy all humanity. By eliminating the existence of the Jews, the Third Reich believed that it would save the entire world from mortal danger. Through documents such as Franzi Epsteins’s, “Inside Auschwitz-A Memoir,” in The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History by Paul Mendes-Flohr and Jehuda Reinharz, one is able to see the struggle of the Jews from a first-hand account.
The Einsatzgruppen were four paramilitary units created for the purpose of murdering Jews and other races. They began by going on massacre missions in Jew communities, then to shoving Jews in gas vans. The gas vans were supposed to make it easier for the Nazis to exterminate the Jews, but it really just made it harder. They heard the victims suffer longer, and it was more painful. They followed Adolf Hitler, in belief that everything that he said was correct.
We learn about Hitler and his major acts of genocide when he killed about six million Jews and around eleven million undesirables in total. We learn that Hitler killed himself to keep from facing the truth and world he created and also from haing to face enemy forces. The Holocaust was the mass murders that Nazis were applying to the world and the killings that started by using guns. When Hitler found the shooting of people to inhumane for soldiers to handle he found a way that he thought was more humane for soldiers by using gas chambers and crematoriums. This also made it bet... ... middle of paper ... ...h is considered one of the worst.
To answer all of the topics presented to me I will be discussing the following; What is meant by “The Holocaust” or “Final Solution”, Why the Jewish were dehumanized, The choices made during the Holocaust, and My personal view on events that took place during the holocaust. What does the “Holocaust” or “Final Solution” meant to mean? To Adolf Hitler, the man who defined Final Solution during WWII, it means to erase the undesirables from his country and remove all who blocked his path to dominating Europe. The modern day person would define The Holocaust as a massive murder of millions of innocent people but to Nazi Germany they were an obstacle to solutions such as fixing their economic problems, and making Germany’s people a pure Aryan Race. Hitler was creating a massive killing of humans by the hands of other humans known as The Holocaust.