The Nazis' Attempt to Eliminate All Jews in Europe from 1941 Onwards

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The Nazis' Attempt to Eliminate All Jews in Europe from 1941 Onwards From 1941 onwards the Nazis had the Einsatzgruppen and concentration camps whose main aim was to eliminate Jews either immediately or through hard labour, eventually in 1942 death camps where introduced as the final solution to the Jew 'problem' and transportation systems where organised to retrieve Jews from the ghettos. Ghettos where first set up in Poland 1939, this was mainly because of the large number of Jews in Poland that Hitler felt had to be controlled and used as a work force, whilst there the average Jew in the Warsaw ghetto had any property confiscated and would have to share a room with 7 other people; so 21 people…show more content…
Transportation from the ghettos and occupied Europe was arranged to bring the Jews to concentration or deaths camps. Women and children on the Birkenau arrival platform known as the “ramp.†As shown above the carriage trains that brought the Jews from the ghettos where very compact and where in fact built for cattle, hundreds of people would be crammed into a tiny space for hours on end with no food or water, forced to stand amongst their own faeces. Some Greek Jews actually paid to travel on the cattle trains, this is proof that they truly believed that they where being resettled. When they finally arrived at their concentration or death camp they where immediately selected as those fit to work and those who should die, firstly the women and children on one side then the men on the other, then they would be split up into those who will live and those who will die. Jews undergoing the selection process on the Birkenau arrival platform known as the " ramp" Those chosen to die patiently waited and waited to have a shower and to be reunited with their families, of course they where never seen again. Those who where chosen to live had to work and soon found out that they would be working continually for years of their lives. Death
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