• 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 from Germany?

Extracts from this document...


Coursework Question 3 In What Ways did the Nazis Attempt to eliminate all Jews from Germany? From 1941 onwards, the Nazis used a number of methods to eliminate all Jews from Europe. Before 1941 the Nazis tried to move Jews out of Germany into other countries like Poland. This was called the first solution and this changed during the war. This changed because when Germany invaded Poland, Austria and Czechoslovakia they inherited an additional 3.5 million Jews, and with another 3 million other Jews living in Germany, it meant that Hitler and the Nazis were now sharing their countries with 6.5 million Jews. This made it basically impossible for Hitler to carry on sending Jews to other countries. As a result of this Hitler organised a meeting in Wansee, which was called the Wansee conference. At the Wansee conference the final solution was agreed. ...read more.


In the camps the S.S guards would use the Jews in the camps to test out what the best soldiers' boots to wear were, they would do this by making the Jews wear different boots and then making them run around until they dropped to the floor with exhaustion. If they were to exhausted they were then shot if the guards thought they were unfit to work. The Jews and other small minority groups that weren't sent to concentration camps were sent to extermination camps. Auschwitz was the biggest extermination camp, it was built in Poland and the commandment of the camp was Rudolf Hoess. In the extermination camps there were two main ways of mass murder; one was that they were lined up together and then the S.S shot them with machine guns. The method of mass murder which killed the most prisoners was where they were gassed in gas chambers with a poisonous gas called Cyclon B. ...read more.


They built the railways away from the main stations to prevent the German people getting on the trains that were going to the different camps. Inside the camps the prisoners were made to wear blue and grey striped uniforms. The Jews and communists were made to wear different badges on their uniforms. Jews were made to wear star shaped badges to discriminate them from the other minor minority groups. Himmler and Heydrich played a main part in the attempt to eliminate Jews from Europe. Himmler was the leader of the S.S and he went on to control the Gestapo as well as the S.S. He was also in charge of all the extermination camps and he was greatly feared in Germany. Heydrich was made head of the Gestapo which made him Himmler's deputy. Heydrich was assassinated in 1942 and later in 1945 Himmler committed suicide. The mass murder of the Jews has became known has the Holocaust and this was the Nazis main attempt to eliminate all Jews from Germany. ...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 Germany 1918-1939 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 Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. In what ways did the Nazis attempt to eliminate all Jews in Europe from ...

    Not only was this solution not fast enough, but some of the diseases killing the Jews were air-born, meaning they weren't stopped by the great walls acting as barriers between the Jews and the Nazi's. After a while the Nazi's and the 'innocents' outside of the ghettos started being affected


    and Deportation of the population of Warsaw by age and sex: 1942. This source is more precise and reliable information. By the table showing deportation of the population of the Warsaw ghetto by age and sex in 1942 shows that from a Nazis point of view old people were of

  1. In what ways did the Nazis attempt to eliminate Jews in Europe from 1941 ...

    building weapons for the war, stuffing pillows made of previous prisoners pubic hair and even build the ovens in which were used against them later on. Famous companies such as Hugo Boss, BMW and Volkswagen used the slave labour to help produce their products.

  2. In What Ways Did the Nazis try To Eliminate the Jews in Europe from ...

    Scientists and engineers competed to find a solution to the problem and it was found by building factories with the only use of killing people. These factories were to be called death camps by the Nazis. The first death camps to be built were near the villages of Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka.

  1. In what ways did the Nazis try to eliminate all Jews in Europe in ...

    The Nazis also gassed Jews in other extermination camps in Poland: Auschwitz Berkenau (the largest of all camps), Majdanek and Chelmno. At Majdanek, groups of Jews who were considered incapable of doing the work required were gassed. In Chelmno all of the Jews were gassed in mobile gas vans.

  2. In what ways did the Nazis attempt to eliminate all Jews in Europe from ...

    Afterwards, they were simply buried or burned to hide the evidence. The lack of efficiency was important to the SS leaders, they needed something that could kill people in their hundreds, and the answer to this was one thing. The SS had discovered that Carbon Monoxide was lethal to humans

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