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Explain How The Nature Of And The Approach Towards The Persecution Of The Jews Changed As A Result Of The Wannsee Conference Of 1942.

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Explain How The Nature Of And The Approach Towards The Persecution Of The Jews Changed As A Result Of The Wannsee Conference Of 1942. A lot of things started to change in Germany when Hitler came to power in 1933. The Jews suffered the one most perceptible change, they were mistreated and faced with a great deal of conflict. What no one knew was that this conflict was to come to greater extremes in the future with Hitler as their new chancellor. Hitler did not wait long to act upon his hatred towards the Jews, the very same year he came to power in 1933, he placed a boycott on all Jewish shops and businesses. This was the first most obvious and evident act of racial discrimination against the Jews. The Jewish people had to continue to tolerate the detestation and racism shown at them for a number of years after. But this was not the worst. When Hitler made his famous Reichstag speech in 1939, he had said that the war would consequent and lead in all Jewish people in Europe being totally obliterated. ...read more.

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The Nazis could not achieve this without telling a 'little lie' and therefore the Jews were told that they would not need to deal with the conflict they had to deal with in previous years and also that they were being relocated to a better place of good homes and work. The Jews were in for a surprise as Heydrich had really relocated them to concentration camps and ghettos in the east. The Jews then were liquidated throughout their time in concentration camps and ghettos through hard labour, illness, maltreatment and starvation. The euthanasia program attracted the Nazi leaders and soon became suitable followers of the program. Consequently the gas had been proven to kill the Jews, which previously was used to kill the mental and disabled. The nature of how the Jews were murdered after 1942 seems much more organized and well thought out compared to when you look back before 1942 you'll notice that the nature of how they dealt with the Jews then seemed very disorganized and incomplete. ...read more.

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It is evident that shooting wasn't always effective, in source J it is said that the Jews were made to stand in a pit and were shot, a man survived this as the bullet had slightly grazed the side of his head and later escaped. The biggest difference in approach was that now the liquidation of the Jews was much more industrialized and well organized. After the Wannsee Conference the biggest difference was the nature of how the Nazis got rid of the Jews although the approach towards them had changed a little. The Nazis now concentrated on using gas as their main method of killing the Jews. I personally think that the nature and approach towards the persecution of the Jews changed due to the Wannsee Conference. I think this because before the Wannsee Conference the liquidation of the Jews was a disorganized and incomplete process. As a result of the Wannsee conference the liquidation operation was now much more organized and efficient as more prominence was made on the obliteration of the Jews. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ramandeep Auluk GCSE History Coursework ...read more.

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