When it comes to rights and responsibilities, the Nazi soldiers abused their power and diminished Jewish rights. It was their belief (the Nazi soldiers) that it was their job to destroy and end a race, the Jewish race. They were led by the all famous Adolf Hitler. Many are surprised that Adolf Hitler was able to carry his evil plan so far, and others are not surprised at all. Adolf Hitler wanted the Jewish race to be destroyed forever. But he didn’t just stop at beliefs. Even if you were a Christian, Catholic, Atheist, etc., you were still in danger. You were still in danger because if you looked Jewish to him then you were swooped up and taken hostage in a concentration camp. He considered any one Jewish if you were not up to …show more content…
By harder, I mean practically impossible. Sadly though, most of the time it was just impossible, literally. One reason it was becoming harder was because the Nazi soldiers started to hand out coupons. These coupons limited how much food a Jewish person could buy and just exactly how much of what brands of what food they could buy. So a couple could be trying to feed a family of four, but they would only have enough coupons for two people to be properly fed. If you got caught with more coupons than you were given then you received serious punishments. The punishments ranged from harsh to just flat out evil. It makes me wonder, to this day, how could anyone be so cruel as to be able to do some of those things to a person, a living, breathing, human being, and not feel any guilt or remorse, or at least not show any guilt or remorse. If the whole coupon dilemma was not enough, the people started to lose their jobs. A great example of people who were affected was the doctors. Almost all of the Jewish doctors started to lose their license and without a license they could not work and without working they had no money to pay the bills. That highly affected their rights because when they were losing their licenses, the people who were taking them away had no valid reason as to why they were other than the fact that they were Jewish. The Nazis were hurting the innocent people, inside or
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that Hitler wanted to eliminate the Jews before anything else. Hitler firmly blamed all of the bad things on the Jews, and wanted to exterminate them as a whole. Dawidowicz states, “The mass murder of the Jews was the consummation of his fundamental beliefs and ideological convictions” (Dawidowicz, The War against the Jews, 3). She expresses the idea that Hitler was taking place in early anti-Semitism,
The SS officers would put everyone through selection and only the grown and strong would survive. Truckloads of children “Babies! Yes...children thrown into the pit of flames”(Wiesel 32) and grown men hung for all to see, their bodies waving in the wind like a flag. For those who did survive selection, they lost their names and were tattooed with their new titles “‘A-7713?’ ‘That’s me.’”(Wiesel 51) The Jews were consistently treated like animals by the Nazi’s and if that was not enough, they were also told how worthless they were.
They started making it easier and quicker to kill them by making gas chambers telling the prisoners it was a shower. Only to find out it was their death approaching closer every step they took waiting to go next. Hearing screams of pain come from the “shower”. If you were to run from out of the line they would send the dogs on you. SS guards would even make some prisoners dig a hole the size of themselves to be put in. When the prisoners were done all of them would line up in front of the hole waiting to be shot in the head and fall into the ground. To lose more Jewish prisoners SS guards made them go on to a death march from one place to another. These prisoners would run up to about 50 miles and maybe more with no food, water, or breaks. If anyone fell behind they would be killed on the spot. In the death camps prisoners started to resist. The only Jews that had the chance to were the ones selected to help work by the SS guards to go though the dead bodies and their belongings. This was one example of the Jewish
Hell bent on creating a perfect “Aryan” race, Hitler used propaganda and lies to work his way into the government and into peoples minds. He and the Nazi party were weapons of mass destruction, killing anyone in their path. The Jews, above all, were Hitler’s main choice of prey. He blamed the Jews for all his failures and the failures of Germany and convinced others of the same thing. And the Jews knew this. The people in concentration camps were always asking themselves if God was real, whether they were going to eat that night, and how long they were going to be stuck in hell. In a time where the Jews were questioning everything about the world, Hitler was the only constant. Wiesel expresses this by writing “I have more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He alone had kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people,” (81). God had failed them and put them in hell with their friends and family were dying around them. No matter what they did, the Jews knew that whatever Hitler said he would do he’d follow
During the alienation of Jews during the Holocaust many of human rights were taken away as well as lives. In the beginning these innocent civilians were blind to what was going on. When finally everything made sense to them, their pride and dignity was being taken away from them within a blink of an eye. There was indeed consequences after the Holocaust to protect Jews as well as others; The Declaration of Human
The Holocaust was one of the most horrible and dreaded events in history. Millions of Jews were killed, leaving many families devastated and hopeless. With the goal of racial purity, Adolf Hitler- along with many other Germans believed the Jews caused the defeat of their country, and led the Nazis to the elimination of Jews. For this reason, “Even in the early 21st century, the legacy of the Holocaust endures…as many as 12,000 Jews were killed every day” (The Holocaust). Later, Hitler organized concentration camps, where mass transports of Jews from ghettoes were brought and typically killed also. However, the fortunate Jews that were not killed still had many restrictions on their
For instance, the Nuremberg Laws sought to annihilate the Jews from German society. Discrimination against the Jewish population increased. Jews were forced to live in ghettos and poor neighborhoods, had little to eat, and had to work hard jobs. Even after stripping so much from the Jews, the Nazis took it a step further and moved the Jews to concentration camps to murder them. Eventually, the Jews had no rights or freedom and were forced to submit to the devastating lives that the Nazis placed them in.
Going along with Inhumanity, people were not treated as humans during WWII. The Nazis felt that the Jewish population was responsible for how bad their country was so they tried to eliminate all of them to make them pay for what they did. “They took off all our hair with clippers, and shaved all the hair off our bodies”(Wiesel 33). The Nazis took away the Jews humanity, and made them not even feel like they were humans beings. It was all the Nazis choice to kill or save a Jew. “eight simple short
Adolf Hitler was driven by one thought, that if you were a Jew you were worthless, vile, and needed to be eradicated. His way of thinking became known as Nazi ideology. For example, Hitler stereotyped that all Jews were the same. “About two out of every three Jews living in Europe before the war were killed in the Holocaust. When World War II ended in 1945, six million European Jews were dead; more than
2). Even though this was not a violent treatment of the Jews, it was an attempt to bankrupt and dehumanize them of everything they had worked for their whole lives (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 2). As a result, Jews became a segregated people. They had to ride on buses and trains only in the seat that were clearly marked for them (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 2). Jewish children were allowed to be bullied at school in an attempt to keep them from coming to school. Hitler used this to brand the Jews as a lazy people (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 2). The Nuremberg Laws passed in 1935 gave even more power to the Nazis and took away more dignity of the Jews. The Jews were stripped of their German citizenship and marriages between Jews and non-Jews were not allowed (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 2). At this point, the Jews who could afford to pay a fine to leave the country were allowed to do so, but the ones who could not afford it had to stay behind and were not allowed to get food or medicine (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 2). Hitler’s campaign against the Jews escalated in 1938 with “Krystalnacht” – The Night of the Broken Glass (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 2). After a Nazi diplomat was found shot to death, Hitler began a seven day war of terror against the Jews (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 2). Shops that were owned by Jews were destroyed and robbed, homes and synagogues burned
Many people hated Jews in the 1900’s. People hated Jews for other reasons, there has been a huge religious and economic conflict between Christians and Jews for a long time, but the Nazis hated Jews for a different, unusual reason. The hatred for Jews from the Nazis was unusual because it was racial and biological, not economical. The Nazis also disliked the Jews for teaching false doctrine. They didn't believe in Jesus Christ as their true Savior. Hitler believed that pure Germans were the super race, and were superior to everyone else. The Nazis believed that anyone with a Jewish parent was a Jew. He also believed anyone with at least two Jewish grandparents was a Jew. They also believed anyone married to a Jew, was a Jew. Hitler believe any German-speaking person should live in Germany. The Nazis believed that the Jews brought them misfortune and made them lose World War 1. Some people believe Hitler was a Jew himself, that is dumb. Hitler was a German Christian who led a group against Judaism. The Nazis were trying to make the Jews become an “extinct race” because they were biologically different and “not as good” as the Nazis. The Nazi ideology included Darwinism, which said that the Aryan race was superior and the Jews were subhuman. The Nazi Ideology also stated that Germany was in danger from Communists and Jews, who had to be destroyed. (Nazi
The Nazis’ started to attack all of the Jews’ businesses, houses, and more. The Jews couldn’t own a business, go to school, and they even had a curfew at night! Over 30,000 men and women were charged with crimes that they really didn’t even face! They were just trying to make a living with their business’ or trying to give their a kid an education at a school. None of their doings were harmful in
broke the rules you could be arrested or even shot. The Nazis robbed Jewish people of their
Beginning in 1933, Hitler and his Nazi party targeted not only those of the Jewish religion but many other sets. Hitler was motivated by religion and nationalism to eradicate any threats to his state. It was Hitler’s ideology that his Aryan race was superior to any other. Hitler’s goal was to create a “master race” by eliminating the chance for “inferiors” to reproduce. Besides the Jews the other victims of the genocide include the Roma (Gypsies), African-Germans, the mentally disabled, handicapped, Poles, Slavs, Anti-Nazi political parties, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Homosexuals. In Hitler’s eyes all of these groups needed to be eliminated in order for his master race to be a success.
On September 15th 1935, during an annual rally, Hitler released The Nuremberg Laws which consisted of two policies which were purposefully enforced to exclude Jews from German life. There were two major policies which were enforced where, “The Law of the Reich Citizen” and “The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour”. Each law was designed to effect German Jews in a certain way which were all a part of the anti-semitic Nazi regime’s plan. The first law being “The Law of the Reich Citizen” was designed to deprive Jews of their German citizenship, a secondary source outlines the effects of this law, “the one denied them civil rights and even German citizenships, despite the fact that many German Jews had ancestors in Germany going back centuries.” The Law of the Reich Citizen was particularly designed to exclude Jews from Germans, almost as if to label them as a threat and outsiders, stripping away their value as humans.