The Wannsee Conference

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The Wannsee conference Have you ever had a business meeting, a conference? Could you imagine a meeting to draw an outline to exterminate a population, 11 million Jews? The Wannsee Conference was a “meeting” to discuss how they would kill all the Jews just shortly after the Holocaust was in effect. The Wannsee Conference put the Final Solution in motion; the World had lost their opportunity to save 6 million Jews and others. The beginning Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933, after World War 1 when tensions were high because the Treaty of Versailles blamed Germany for the destruction the war caused and they were faced with the payment for all the damages, which sent Germany into economic downfall. The Nazi party got a lot of electoral votes that year in the government, and started creating propaganda against the Jews; they blamed the Jews for the terrible things happening in Germany at the time. Some of the propaganda the Nazi party made were pictures of Jews pointing out what makes them Jewish and their distinctive traits, so you can spot them. These were on the front of newspapers printed everywhere in Germany. (An Introductory History of the Holocaust). The Jews were blamed for everything bad happening in Germany recently. (Bergen 164) They began to take away individual rights, and picked the Jews apart. They also put the Star of David on all Jews clothing, so they could easily be spotted in public. Not only did they take away most rights, they treated as if they weren’t human, or even compared to anything of that matter. They made the Germans seem more important, courageous and stronger then the Jews so that it would appeal to non-Jews and make them be on board with what was happening and turn them on the Jews. They be... ... middle of paper ... ... sure it never happens again. Anyone can be the difference, and make a change. Work Cited An Introductory History of the Holocaust | Jewish Virtual Library."Home | Jewish Virtual Library. American Israeli Coopertive Enterprise. 2014. Web. 3 Feb. 2014. "Introduction to the Holocaust." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. .United States Holocaust Memorial museum. 2014. Web. 3 Feb. 2014. The Wannsee Conference and the "Final Solution"." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Museum. 2014. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. The Wannsee Conference: EBSCOhost." EBSCO Publishing Service Selection Page. EBSCO. 2014 30 Jan. 2014 Wannsee Conference — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum."United . States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Wannsee Conference., 2014. Web.30 Jan. 2014
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