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During the night of November 9-10, 1938, one of the first actions against the Jews occurred. This night consisted of the destruction and burning of synagogues, breaking the windows of Jewish-owned businesses, and the robbing of these stores by SS mobs. Approximately 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentrations camps during this night of inhumanity. After the beginning of World War II, Jews were ordered to live within certain, very specific areas of the cities, called ghettos. There were three types of ghettos: closed ghettos, open ghettos, and destruction ghettos. The daily life in any kind of ghetto was unbearable. One of the main reasons that made is so miserable was because of the overcrowding. One small apartment made for only a small family would have had several families living in it. Plumbing wasn’t provided and human waste would just be thrown into the crowded streets, along with any trash. During the winter, heat was limited and it’s not like proper clothing was worn, or provided for that matter. As new arrivals were brought into the concentration camps, that’s wher...
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