Minority: The Rise Of Nazi Power In Europe

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During the rise of Nazi power in Europe it was incredibly difficult to be part of a minority. Being part of a minority meant one was herded into ghettos where many starved, died of dysentery or were shot on the spot. From there the survivors of the ghettos were crammed into small cattle cars where they traveled for hours or even days on end without food or water. Once they reached the death camps the dead and dying would be left in the cars and the rest were put through selection. Men were sent one way. Women, children and elderly were sent another, usually towards the crematorium. The men were then sent to labor camps, where they were given minimal rations of food, one pair of clothes, skimpy shoes and a flimsy blanket (Berenbaum).

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