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Why Did The Status And Position Of The Jews In Occupied Europe Worsen In The Years 1939-1945?

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Why Did The Status And Position Of The Jews In Occupied Europe Worsen In The Years 1939-1945? From when Hitler took over Germany in 1933, Anti-Semitism in Germany grew. Hitler created new laws (such as Jews were banned from civil services), and also organised boycotts on Jewish shops, and also Kristallnacht. In 1935, the Nuremburg Laws came into force. The Jews were made social outcasts. The underlying cause for all of this was the Nazi Racial theory, with Germans at the top and Jews at the bottom. From 1933 to 1939, there were a lot of pogroms on the Jews, one of the most famous being Kristallnacht. This was on the 9th and 10th on November in 1938, and during this period 8,000 Jewish shops were ransacked along with 1,700 synagogues, 270 of which were set on fire. The motives were set by Hitler and other Nazis, who were following the Nazi Racial Theory. The consequences of the attacks and boycotts meant that the Jews suffered economically, as well as mentally (via the attacks in newspapers, speeches etc.). ...read more.

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Then, when all the Jews were inside the Synagogues, they would be burnt down. In Poland, Jews soon found themselves living apart from the rest of the population, in sectioned-off areas called ghettos, the most famous of which (and largest) was the Warsaw Ghetto. In September 1939, the Gestapo (The secret police of the Nazi's) rounded up the Jewish people and put them into the Ghettos. In the Warsaw Ghetto, there was an uprising from April 19 to May 16, 1943. Some Jewish people decided to try and escape from the ghetto - the German military stepped in and fought against the Jewish and Polish Resistance. At the end, 7,000 Jewish residents had been killed, an extra 6,000 being burnt alive or were gassed in bunkers. The German military had won. The Jews in Europe could not resist properly for a couple of reasons: 1) The Jews knew that the Nazis were far too powerful (they had already taken over a lot of countries in Europe) ...read more.

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didn't give away their Jews but gave away foreign Jews (i.e. Greek Jews), and some countries (e.g. Denmark) looked after their Jews, and the King of Denmark wore the Star of David himself as a protest to the Nazis. In conclusion, the status and position of the Jews in Occupied Europe worsened between 1939 and 1945 because the Nazis had mistreated them and put them into places such as Ghettos and camps. Some people could say that the Jews had NO status or position during that period as thew Nazis had influenced so many people to be Anti-Semitic. The status ad position fell also because the Nazis occupied most of Western Europ so could spread their anti-semitic and racil view easily and quickly. The underlying cause for the exterminations was due to the Nazi Racial Theories. The attacks were planned - and ended up killing 11 million people - 6 million were Jews, and the other 5 million were people such as gypsies, homosexuals, and disabled people. Of the 11 million people that died, 1.5 million were children. ?? ?? ?? ?? History Coursework ...read more.

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