Genocide in Compara tive Historical Perspective Professor Greenberg
Development of the Black Market Du ring the Holoca ust
As Nazi Germany expanded outward throughou t Europe, so did their stiff oppression and disenfranchis ement of any culture or race deemed a threat to Aryans. Most racial groups, in particular the Jews and Gypsies, faced relocation by the Nazis in to tightly packed and isola ted ghettos to be more easily moni tored and restricted. These ghettos, which were formed during the beginni ng of World War II, shared many aspects with concentra tion camps and in fact were mostly transformed
Jd.-into camps in the middle of 1943. Beca use of the Nazi state-imposed restrictions on
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microscopic side of genocide and their take on a local black ma rket - but together /) these videos paint a picture for the overall effect of the black market on the culture and lifestyle of those living inside Nazi-created ghettos. The Holocaust did not begin with the formation of concen tration camps, but with the formation of these Jewish 'A and Gypsy ghettos. The conditions and restrictions imposed on the ghettos were ( ' U.
designed from the top down to make life difficult - if not impossible - for all inhabitants as well as (occasionally) restrict their ability to interact with anyone besides themselves and the German soldiers in a form of eugenics. For these reasons, the genocide begins when the Nazis first start rearrangi ng communities of Jews, Gypsies, and others to more 'manageable ' posi tions.
The quality and isolation of these ghettos varied wildly. Nazis always administered the formed ghettos, but (at least in the beginning of World War II and the Holocaust) some Jewish quarters were actually situa ted in open, rural settings (typically in Ukraine) that allowed for a large amount of interaction with other, non- targeted locals (i.e. non-Jewish Ukrainians). On the other hand, many ghettos were
"completely closed off," sometimes with wooden fencing or even barbed