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Jews were forced to wear yellow stars so everyone would know who they were. Adolf Hitler?s persecution of the Jews began as soon as the Nazis came to power in 1933(Fischel 30) . Hitler led the Germans to believe that the Jews were behind a conspiracy, so the Germans boycotted Jewish businesses. Jews were driven from their jobs in government and in universities. They became ?nonpersons?
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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.
What happened next was typical of the policy called “collective responsibility”. The Jewish resistance group obtained a few weapons, and clashed with the Nazi army outside the city. Most of the Jews were immediately captured and killed instantly. In retaliation for the resistance, the local arm... ... middle of paper ... ...hroughout Europe and many Jewish people fought unarmed against Nazi genocide. The Jewish population faced an enemy that practiced total warfare against them.