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why did the nazis treatment of the Jews change from 1939 to 1945?

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Nazis had been discriminating against Jews since Hitler came into power in 1933. Many, many discriminatory acts were carried out against Jews, purely because of their race and religion. Their academic lives, businesses, homes and social lives were all destroyed plus many other of their attachments. However, during the period of 1939 to 1945 treatment towards the Jews was changing. As Nazis were trying to arrive at a 'Final Solution' for the Jews, their conduct transformed due to five main factors. These factors were the Invasion of Poland, the invasion of Russia, World War Two, the failure of earlier methods and the Nazis were facing impending defeat. In this essay I will be explaining why the Nazi policies towards the Jews changed due to these five main occurrences and the Nazis need for a final solution. Persecution of the Jews increased during the Second World War as the Nazis invaded more countries because each of these countries contained thousand of Jews that became under the Nazi rule. This increased their problem greatly. ...read more.


Above you can see the Nazis reasons for mass murder of the Jews. Hitler wanted pure Aryan race as he believed Germany's economic problems and loss of the First World War was all down to the Jews, for Germany to regain themselves the Jews had to go. However, Hitler first made his position clear when he came into power in 1933 and through the 1930's only acted out small acts of terror. Once his position was secure, and this was shown on the "Night of the Broken Glass, Hitler continued to persecute the Jews simply on a wider and more horrific scale. Source G is from the minutes of a meeting of leading Nazis at Wansee on 20th January 1942. The Nazis knew they were going to get rid of the Jews by a 'Final Solution' but they were working out the organisation of their final method. So this was a crucial turning point in the Nazis treatment of the Jews. The reason for this is that they thought they knew the last way of getting rid of the Jews. The leaders had decided to distance themselves from all the blood and suspicion. ...read more.


The reason for this could have been because of the countries they had taken over but many of them countries didn't resist against the treatment of the Jews and were very Anti-Semitists themselves. Before 1941 the Nazis thought they could use scare tactic's to get rid of the Jews, but many Jews thought they shouldn't have to leave their homes, so this method didn't work greatly. Then concentration camps, the Nazis thought if they never feed them and kept them isolated they would die of hunger and disease but the Jews were born survivors and survived. After 1941 they introduced the Einsatzgruppen but after a while they thought that this would not be an efficient way because they were wasting ammunition, which could have been used in the war and many leaders thought it would not be good for moral on the solders. Then they came up with the final solution the holocaust, which killed millions of Jews. I think even the Nazis never knew how big the elimination of the Jews would became and which lead to the mass murder of must of a nation. Suriya Awil 10AH History coursework ...read more.

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