• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

In what ways did the Nazis attempt to eliminate all Jews in Europe from 1941 onwards?

Extracts from this document...


In what ways did the Nazis attempt to eliminate all Jews in Europe from 1941 onwards? From 1941 the Nazis used the Einsatzgruppen, concentration camps, hard labour and worst of all death camps to eliminate Jews. They also set up transportation systems to the concentration/death camps from the ghettos. Poland 1939 ghettos where introduced into society, because of the large population of Jews in Poland that Hitler felt had to be controlled and used as a work force. The conditions in the ghetto where cramped to say the least. An average household would have seven people to a room with only one in every hundred flats with running water and a basic ration of three hundred calories per person. With widespread disease and hunger many people died, in the Warsaw ghetto alone 500,000 people died of starvation and typhus, despite all this the Jews tried to live like a community even though they where beaten, killed, forced to work with little food and only allowed to leave the ghettos to work in the near by factories or to be 'resettled' by the Nazis. ...read more.


It wasn't until they went into the 'shower' rooms that they realised something was wrong, but by then it was too late. Those lucky enough chosen to live would then go through the 'welcoming' process at the camp; their heads were shaven, and they were forced to shower naked with males and females alike, then a number would be assigned to them and tattooed upon their arm, there were no names in the concentration/death camps just numbers. Death camps has been described as living hell by many who have experienced it, the daily routine consisted of role call where every prisoner dead or alive had to attend, sometimes the Jews where left standing there for hours upon hours. Whilst in the camp their were more selections to go through to decide whether or not you lived or died, except from this time everyone knew what was happening so there were hurried attempts to make themselves look healthy for the doctors. ...read more.


The Jews in the camps no longer had a sense of right and wrong since many would steal another's food due to starvation and some would even urinate on themselves as it was considered to be washing. This was to make the Jews weak psychically and mentally, this occurred so often that they were given a name: mussel men. The Nazis had many methods of eliminating the Jews they used hit men - the Einsatzgruppen to eliminate as many Jews in a short amount of time, they used concentration camps where if the work didn't kill you, you were likely to become a mussel man - functionless, there were death camps where a lot Jews died on the day of their arrival, general labour that they were forced to do with little food, after all that the survivors of the death camps where then forced to go on a death march. Which literally was walk until dead, although many did survive. In total six million Jews where killed from these methods of elimination. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE War Poetry section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE War Poetry essays

  1. Quarry Bank Mill in Styal differed widely from other textiles mills in the area

    There was hardly any out breaks of disease, in the country there was a much healthier workforce. Whereas in towns they didn't have access clean water, which caused an out break cholera. As a result of the long hours worked employees never saw day light which meant they had bad bones due to the lack of sunlight.

  2. 5 Ways to Kill Man - Analysis

    Here, killing had become altogether a lot easier due to the modern technology. But now you needed a huge battlefield and had to build a lot of trenches. He refers to the bombs, mud-blackened boots, plagues of mice and the miserable living conditions in the ditches,.


    Not infrequently, the ideological premise is rephrased as an objective definition, as when gender theory is substituted for feminist theory. To be sure, some modifiers (such as speech act theory, reader response theory, or reception theory) properly refer to formal categories or functions of the literary event, designating components or

  2. In what ways, are relationships distorted in T.S. Eliot poems?T.S. Eliot was an intellectual ...

    the reader is a hypocrite, because should be his relative, and should share his same thoughts, but because are members of the society are betraying him. Or when he says, "I'm not Russian, I'm from Limania, a true German" meaning that a person declares that is a true patriot, but is in fact a traitor.

  1. "Hollow Men" Explication.

    Assumptions at times do hold value at times for wanna-be gypsy fortune tellers we pseudo analyzers of literary works adhere to. That eye of dreams brought one straw along the door to death. Yet the straw stumbled in the dream, veering off of any eye that introspected the nudity of the straw.

  2. Compare Tennyson's 'Break, break, break' to Wordsworth's 'She dwelt among the untrodden ways'.

    "A violet by a mossy stone," means that she was so beautiful that she stood out from the rest. She was an attractive young girl, while her surroundings were dull. By saying she was 'Fair as a star", he is implying that she was a very special person.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work