The Change of Nazis' Treatment of the Jews

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On the 1st September 1939 Adolf Hitler attacked Poland with his Nazi
army. 2 days later Britain and France declared war on Germany
heralding the start of the Second World War. For Hitler, the war had
become a racial attack on the Jews in Europe. His plan was to get rid
of the Jews in Poland and create more "Living Space" for his Aryan
race, the Germans that Hitler found suitable for his Reich. However,
Hitler found more Jews in Poland than he had anticipated and therefore
found dealing with them harder than he first thought it would be. To
deal with these extra Jews, Hitler would have to come up with plans
and ways to deal with them. These would be more terrible than any
previous treatment by the Nazis and far swifter. With the help of the
Soviet Union, Germany had wiped Poland off the map, leaving the Jews
only 2 options; "Special Treatment" by the Nazis or oppression by the
Soviet Union.

Immediately after Hitler had occupied all of Poland, he began his
systematic anti-Semitic treatment on the Jews in Poland. At first it
was just bad treatment by Nazi Soldiers, humiliation that German Jews
had been subject to for years. Random beatings on the street and
occasional murders by Nazis on the street was not enough to deal with
the 3 300 000 Jews in Poland. It was also hard for the SS to target
Jews when they could mingle with citizens of the Reich; Hitler needed
to separate the Jews from everyone else. He came up with the idea of
putting them in Ghettos, these are small sections of towns where
people were cramped in. The most notable of these Ghettos was The
Warsaw Ghetto in Poland. In this Ghetto 30% of the city's population
were squeezed into just 2% of the space, the purpose of these ghettos
was to separate the Jews and to also keep them in one place. This made
it easy for Nazis to use them. Another reason for the ghettos was to

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kill some of the Jews; Hitler hoped that with the poor qualities in
living that a lot of people would die of "natural causes" such as
starvation and disease. Diseases were very common in the ghettos and
were caught easily, the Nazis offered no medical care and so a Jew
with an illness faced almost certain death. The Nazis wanted to keep
such a strict control over the Jews that it was illegal for anyone to
leave. The only exceptions were Jews on special forced labour, people
who had work outside of the ghetto. Forced labour included things like
building work, cleaning the streets and even moving the dead. This is
one reason why the Nazis collected all the Jews together in ghettos
because it made it easy for them to work for the Nazis. The work also
killed a lot of people because of the hard working and hardly any
food. The Nazis also forced the Jews to rebuild buildings that had
been damaged during bombings of the city. In this way, the Nazis could
kill two birds with one stone, they could get free work from the Jews
and also in many cases, the Jews were worked to death.

With the extra Jews in Poland, and the Jews in Russia who had been
handed over, Hitler was running out of space to keep them. He came up
with the idea of moving every Jew to the island of Madagascar, off the
south east coast of Africa. However in July 1940, the time of the
plan, Germany was at war with Great Britain who controlled the seas
and made it impossible for the Nazis to ship them all the way to South
Africa. On 22nd June 1941, Germany broke the treaty, it had signed
with the Soviet Union in August 1939, and invaded Russia, 3 million
soviet soldiers were taken prisoner in the 1st eight months. Jews,
gypsies, and those suspected of being communist, were shot straight
away. Hitler saw the Soviet Union as the heartland of his most hated
racial and ideological enemies; Jews, Slavs, and communists. This was
to be a racial war of extermination that would destroy entire
communities. Nazi terror became systematic mass murder. To carry out
the murders, Hitler designed the Einsatzgruppen, murder squads, which
followed the Nazi army into occupied territory and into Jewish
communities. They swept across the continent shooting, gassing,
beating or torturing to death any Jews they found. Those that were not
murdered by the Death Squads were put into newly formed ghettos like
the one in Warsaw. Some were sent to already overcrowded ghettos
making things worse. The Nazis were clearing Europe of all Jews,
making living space for his Aryan Race, the task he had set out to do
in the first place.

In January 1942, Hitler and a group of Nazi officials met in a town,
just outside of Berlin, called Wansee, to discuss the future of the
Jewish "problem". This conference came shortly after America joined in
the war. Hitler knew he faced the most powerful country in the world
and was not prepared for a long conflict. His hate towards the Jews
turned into frustration. Another reason for this was that the German
advance had ground to a halt in Soviet Russia so Hitler's plan to
deport the Jews East was impossible. During the Nazi advance in
Russia, they had suffered heavy losses and Hitler believed that the
Jews were responsible. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister,
noted this in his diary: "If the German people have sacrificed 160 000
dead in the eastern campaign, so the authors of this bloody conflict
will have to pay for it with their lives". The Nazis had decided that
no Jewish man, woman or child would remain alive in Europe. Tens of
thousands of Jews could be killed in a few days by the SS murder
squads but the Nazis realised that shooting people into mass graves
was too slow to be used for the murder of every Jew in Europe. They
also wanted a method of killing that would cause less distress to the
killers. Scientists and engineers competed to find the fastest and
cheapest way to kill people. The solution was found by building
factories whose only purpose was the murder of human beings. In
December 1941, in a town called Chelmno the first of these factories
was opened. 150 000 Jews were killed there with gas vans. The Nazis,
seeing the success of the Chelmno camp, opened a further three camps
the following the following spring with the aim of killing every Jew
in Poland. 1 600 000 Jews were killed in the camps of Belzec, Sobibor
and Treblinka. The Nazis told the Jews they were to be "resettled" and
sent to work for the Nazis in the east. Millions of people arrived at
these camps expecting to enjoy a new life but they did not know that
resettlement actually meant death. Auschwitz, a death camp in Poland
was opened in 1942. it was the biggest of it's kind ever so that it
could kill every Jew in Europe, not just in Poland. Hundreds of people
were packed into small cattle trains for days, many people died along
the way. The deception continued when everyone arrived at the death
camps, music was played at the stations to make them more welcoming.
It tricked people into thinking that the death camps would not be a
bad thing. Working men were separated from children, the elderly, the
sick, and women and taken in one direction whilst the others were
taken towards the showers. As people were made to undress the Nazis
continued to lie to them, saying they should remember their clothes'
peg number and that the showers would delouse them. Then they were led
into the gas chambers and locked in. Only once it was too late did
everyone figure out that the showers were pumping out a poisonous gas
called Zyklon B, and not water, which is more commonly associated with
showers. Hundreds of people were killed at once, in the biggest gas
chamber of Auschwitz, 2000 people could be killed. The bodies were
taken to the incinerators and burnt by other prisoners, this destroyed
the evidence. Once inside, the men had no escape. They were forced to
work in Auschwitz, in a building called Canada. This deceptive name
was actually where the dead Jews' belongings were sorted such as
clothes, shoes, combs and even hair.

Many companies moved into death camps like Auschwitz, this made money
for Germany with the use of forced labour. Siemens, the
Telecommunications Company, and I.G Farben had factories at Auschwitz.
They made a lot of money whilst working the Jews to death. The Nazis
killed the prisoners as soon as they were not fit enough to work
anymore as it was the only reason they were being kept alive in the
first place. Towards the end of the war, the Nazis tried their best to
destroy all knowledge of the Holocaust and the brutal treatment of the
Jews. However resistance groups such as the Jewish Sonderkommando were
able to smuggle or hide letters and photos about what was really going
on. Thanks to these letters we know what happened and by doing this,
the Jews defied the Nazis and Adolf Hitler.

In 1945, the Nazis surrended signalling the end of the Second World
War. Allied troops liberated camps from the east whilst Soviet troops
did the same from the west. They found thousands of dead and dying
Jews, the only survivors of the Holocaust that had started many years
back in 1933, with Hitler's rise to power. Firstly the Jews were
discriminated with the Nuremberg and other anti-Semitic laws with the
view of making life so hard in Germany that the Jews would leave for
other countries. However somewhere along the line, the Nazis changed
their ideas and separated Jews into ghettos and work camps. This
separated them from the Aryan Germans and made it easier to target
them. Then, as the war drew to an end, the Germans did their best to
eliminate every Jew in Europe. At the end of the war, hundreds of
thousands of Jews left Europe for Palestine and rebuilt a Jewish
homeland so that they would never again be the persecuted minority.
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