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

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In what ways did the Nazis attempt to eliminate all Jews in Europe from 1941 onwards? The Nazi's were a group of followers, believing in the words of Hitler, their main aim was to rid the European population of Jews, which in the end they did not succeed in doing. It was a long journey for the world, however and even longer one for the Jews; in total they lost six million of their own, along with others who were seen as impure, such as Gypsies and the handicapped. These acts of genocide corrupted most of the German population, mainly through indoctrination by the Nazi party , however there were those who truly believed that this was the right way of forwarding the country so that the Aryans could ultimately be the dominant race. At the beginning of 1941 Hitler and his Nazis approached the Jews by stripping them of their human rights; they went to the extremes of not allowing Jews to receive soap and shaving soap. The basic things like these made the Jews feel less human, and Hitler knew this, so he continued. Jews were only allowed to use public transport on the way to work; they were also banned from using it in rush hour, so this would prevent them from being able to get to work. ...read more.

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Travelling with them would be two buckets, one for water, and the other for waste products; however this would not be enough, in both cases. The lack of water killed off many Jews and the fights over the water created havoc within the cattle trucks leaving many exhausted in the hot, steaming conditions. The smell would be vile due to the overflow of human excrement layered on the floor. Any basic human decency was forced from the Jews, until they were left feeling ashamed of their own being. However, once arriving at the marshlands, Hitler didn't just leave the Jews, he couldn't risk them surviving, so he set up concentration camps and extermination camps, that were guarded by the Nazi's. Concentration Camps, also known as work camps, were camps that were set up for Jews, Gypsies, queers and other people who were considered non-Aryan. Prisoners were made to work like slaves and many died as a result of starvation, disease or beatings. If you were unable to work, a woman or a child, you were killed as soon as you entered the camp. Most of the people that were killed were the elderly, disabled, mentally handicapped and the children. While this was happening, Hitler knew that it would not be enough to eradicate the Jews all together, so he and his Nazi's had to come up with alternate ideas. ...read more.

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It is estimated that 99.9% of the Jews sent to death camps, were dead within hours, maybe even minutes. None were expected to live past 24 hours. Once dead, Jews who were sent to work in the Death Camps, replaced the Nazi's by taking the bodies from the chamber, and burning them. The smell would be repulsive, and never to be forgotten by the poor souls who were forced to throw their loved ones onto a heap of bodies, and set them alight. As his finally, before he committed suicide on the 30th April 1945, Hitler tried desperately to hide the evidence of what he had done, after loosing the war, he was sure he would be discovered. He sent the surviving Jews on what we call the 'last march' which was intended to kill those not strong enough to prevail. Although the Jews who were killed never saw the other side of those depressing days, their children, nephews, nieces' and grandchildren, have benefited so much from their strong hearts. The Jews now stand as a united group; never to be pushed down from one mans sick ideas again. Hitler has failed, not only in killing the Jews, but he has done exactly the opposite to what he wanted, he made them so much stronger. Shannah Wills ...read more.

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