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

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History GCSE coursework In what ways did the Nazis try to eliminate all Jews from Europe in the years from 1941 onwards? (Centre Number: 62307) October 2008 Before 1941 Hitler made life unbearable for gypsies and Jews in Europe. Germany as well as other countries such as Austria, united and 185,000 Jews came under Nazi rule. Hitler was careful not to upset public opinion inside Germany or in countries abroad by appearing too extreme. Many of Hitler's supporters were frustrated that more severe action had not been taken against Jews. So to please his supporters he allowed an increase in violence and persecution against the Jews of Germany and Austria. After the invasion of Poland, the Nazis established ghettos throughout 1941 and 1942 to which Jews were restricted. ...read more.

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After time, it was found that the killing methods used by the Einsatzgruppen were inefficient because it did not kill the victims quickly enough. At the Wannsee Conference, SS and various other officials met to find a more efficient way of killing their victims; this ultimately led to the establishment of extermination camps containing gas chambers. Also the production of Zyklon B was introduced. Between 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany established about 20,000 camps to imprison its many millions of victims. These camps were used mainly for mass murder. The Auschwitz concentration camp complex was the largest of its kind established by the Nazi regime. It included three main camps, all of which arranged prisoners at forced labour. The first death camp began gassing Jews was at Chelmno, Poland. ...read more.

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The largest killing center was Auschwitz Birkenau, which by spring 1943 had four gas chambers (using Zyklon B poison gas) in operation. They used it by throwing pellets of it through small holes of the Gas chamber. Victims corpses were cremated or either buried in mass graves. The Final Solution was Nazi Germany's plan and execution of its genocide against European Jewry during World War II, resulting in the final, most deadly phase of the Holocaust. Hitler termed it: "the final solution of the Jewish question. Mass killings of about one million Jews occurred before the plans of the Final Solution were fully implemented in 1942. This decision to systematically kill the Jews of Europe was made by the time of the Wannsee conference, which took place in Berlin, in the Wannsee Villa on January 20, 1942. During the conference, there was a discussion held by a group of German Nazi officials to decide on the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question. ...read more.

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