The Extermination Of The Jews

1721 WordsJun 3, 20157 Pages
“You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large” (Thomas Sowell). In October of 1939, the first ghetto was established in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland. This government enforced system developed strategies to segregate minorities from the rest of civilization, with the ambition of achieving a utopian society. The Nazi ghettos began to focus on the extermination of the Jews rather than the isolation. During the year 1941, Hitler’s “Final Solution” was a plan created to quickly annihilate the entire Jewish population. As World War II gradually came to an end, the evolution of ghettos had evolved into a slang term describing the minority-filled districts pressured by society. An NPR article concludes, “Ghetto, in slang usage, has entirely lost the sense of forced segregation — the meaning it held for centuries. In a rapid about-face, it 's become an indictment of individual choices” (“Segregated From Its History, How ‘Ghetto’ Lost Its Meaning). The operation of ghettos was once initiated through the force of Nazi and SS officers for the support and development of the “Aryan race.” As economic, social, and personal aspirations changed, ghettos have developed into communities with an influx of poverty and disadvantage. The impact of society’s standards allows the growth and continuation of indirect segregation throughout current ghettos. In 1933, after his gradual
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