The Holocaust And Jewish Oppression 1933-1945

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The Holocaust and Jewish Oppression 1933-1945

Historically, people have apparently really disliked Judaism, from their oppression(and various counts of genocide and mass murder over several hundred years) at the hands of the Romans and later the Byzantines, oppression at the hands of Muslims, the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the hundreds of blood libels incited by Christians from 700 CE to 1950 CE, their persecution, and murder, at the hands of Russian in in the early 1900s(and earlier), and of course, the Holocaust, they hold a long, and saddening history of oppression. We are however just focusing on only one of these, the Holocaust, and how Hitler originally wanted to solve his ‘Jewish problem’ and how it eventually escalated to his ‘Final Solution’.

In the past forced expulsion and emigration has been a oft practiced way of removing Jews(or any other group of undesirables) from a country by perturbed peoples. To Germany this seemed like a good idea; the Jews can just all move out! In 1933 roughly 523,000 Jews lived in Germany, and while around 37,000 Jews did in fact emigrate from Germany, not enough did for the desires of the German government. The failure of this first step is fairly obvious in hindsight, and it to me comes down to 3 encompassing problems, issues with the logistics of somehow moving 523,000 people into other countries, the initial reactions of many Jewish Germans to Nazi 1933-1940, and a general sense of global indifference. Now in the days of…
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