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The escalation and persecution of the Jews.

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The escalation and persecution of the Jews The escalation and persecution of the Jews started when Adolf Hitler rose to power. At the beginning Hitler was a politician and came into the scene with the idea of Nazism. All of the problems Germany was facing at that period were used as an excuse to win support for his Nazi party. Hitler gained more and more support by propaganda. Germany was on the verge of collapsing and the people of Germany thought that Hitler could do something about it. Once Hitler was in power he began to produce laws which he hadn't asked anyone about. Laws that allowed Communists to be imprisoned in 'concentration camps'. And Jews were persecuted. In 1941 the Nazis came up with the idea that they could exterminate the Jews be sending them to concentration camps. Between 1941 and 1945 6 million of these Jews were murdered. He was teaching the Germans that Jews were their 'greatest enemy' and they should 'beware' of the Jews. ...read more.


Jews were not permitted to employ female Germans less than 45 years as domestic help. No Jews could ever be a German citizen. These are just a few of the laws that Hitler passed to get rid of the Jews. Thousands of Jews were sent to concentration camps i.e. Dachau. Signs were placed outside cafes, roadsides and shops reading 'Jews not wanted'. At the end of 1933 35,000 Jews had fled for Germany. Many Jews fled to all kinds of placed around the world. Hitler encouraged this. He wanted as many Jews out as he possibly could. He even had a plan to set up a Jewish state in Madagascar. Not many other countries wanted the Jews though. On 9 November 1938 the Nazis carried out the night of broken glass. They broke all the glass of Jewish home, shops and synagogues. In many placed normal German citizens helped the Nazis. ...read more.


Thousands of Jews were sent to death camps i.e. Auschwitz. At the death camps people were sent to gas chambers. They didn't know they were going to be gassed with monoxide they had the impression they were going to have a shower. It took from 3-15 minutes for the people to die. They were then taken to be burnt and put on a 'death' pile. The others which were able to work avoided death but if they slacked they were shot or beaten till death. The men were separated form the women to go to the gas chambers. At Treblinka camp an eyewitness camp of a baby being smashed against the wall until a bloody mess remained in his hands was one example of the things which went on. The mother then had to take her baby to the 'bath'. Many people find it hard to understand how anybody could let this happen. There are different points but I think it's because they were hiding form themselves what they were really doing. They didn't think of the Jews as humans they thought of them more as cargo. ...read more.

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