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In What Ways Did The Nazis Attempt To Eliminate All The Jews In Europe From 1941 Onwards?

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History coursework In What Ways Did The Nazis Attempt To Eliminate All The Jews In Europe From 1941 Onwards? Hitler and the Nazis used various different ways to eliminate the Jews. Methods such as the final solution, Einsatzgruppen, concentration camps, death camps were the main ones that were used. Beforehand the method used wasn't as bleak. The Jews were treated with the worst conditions making their lives agonizing and therefore making them move to other countries. Other ways were liquidizing the Jews into Ghettos where they were easily controlled. Ghettos were part of the deprived living space with the worst conditions prepared for the isolation of the Jews, widely established throughout the years of 1940 and 1941. This became a failure afterwards as the Nazis invaded countries with vast populations of Jews - Poland, USSR; this meant that the Ghettos were overfilled. After nearly all the Jews in Germany had been eliminated, Hitler stepped up his attack on them making his way into Eastern Europe. So the problem of containing the Jews arose, and the Einsatzgruppen was put forward. The Einsatzgruppen were groups of highly trained SS men which were put forward to annihilate the Jews. ...read more.


Selection took place straightly afterwards by the SS doctors: people were divided into group's which consisted of those who were able to work and those who would not. Those who were able to work were taken to the quarantee, and then they were assigned to where they would work and given uniform. Those who were selected for death were taken to the showers to "disinfected". The showers themselves were the gas chambers. Afterwards the bodies from the gas chambers were burned in the crematoria. Source I shows a photograph of a crematoria in Auschwitz extermination camp. The photograph itself shows a mal-nourished Jewish person about to be put into a crematorium. The photograph clearly links with the facts that we know as it shows how slave labor killed the Jews (destruction through work) and how badly fed the laborers were. These methods were now to be used in a more efficient way because from that time onward the Jews wanted to exterminate the Jews completely. Relating back to the source, the extermination camps which were introduced as the "more efficient way" were much harsher than the concentration camps. ...read more.


Ghettoes were usually a small area of cities where Jews were forced to leave together with fellow Jews. The Ghettoes were designed to control the Jewish population and isolate them from the outside world. No Jews could leave the Ghettoes and those caught were killed. Living conditions... . The Nazis also attempted to control them inside Ghettos. They were even trying to deport them to the African country of Madagascar. There were major problems with this. One was that the countries they invaded had large populations of Jews. This meant that the Ghettos would be even more packed than before. Their plan to deport the Jews to the African country of Madagascar wasn't carried out because of the outbreak of War. The Jews were unable to move to other countries because the other countries didn't want to take them into their countries. Before 1941, the Nazis used one main method to eradicate the Jewish population in Nazi controlled Europe. They attempted to make life for the Jews unbearable so that they would move to other countries During the years 1939-45 the treatment of Jews got a lot worse from small 'accidental' killings to eventually the total removal of the Jewish race. They also set up transportation systems to the concentration/death camps from the ghettos. ...read more.

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