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Transcript of Nazi Germany
Dehumanizing and Butchering the Jews
1934: Hitler Rose to Power
After the death of German President Hindenburg, Hitler achieved full dictatorship over the country
1935: Nuremberg Laws
The Nuremberg Laws were announced during the annual Nuremberg rally.
They were created do to the Nazi's ideology based off of scientific racism.
Prohibited the Jewish community from becoming Reich citizens
Prohibited Jews to have sexual relations with Germans and those with related blood.
In 1933, Dachau opened as the first concentration camp.
Dachau was opened in southern Germany on top of an old munitions factory
Held around 4,800 prisoners during the first year
Originally, the camp held mainly people who were political opponents to the Nazis, such as German Communists and Social Democrats
Later, the camp started to hold Jehovah's Whiteness, gypsies, homosexuals and only Jews who broke the Nuremberg Laws
By 1945 when U.S. forces approached to liberate the camp, 67,665 prisoners were registered at Dachau and the sub camps
1939: Germany invades Poland and starts to dehumanize the Jewish Population more
Jews were restricted from doing things such as using public sidewalks
Jews were forced to attach yellow stars onto their clothing in order to be recognizable in public and to humiliate them
Ghettos where opened to in prison the Jewish communities into specific, small parts of cities and towns
Here, many died do to unsanitary living conditions and a lack of food and other supplies.
1938: The "Night of Broken Glass"
Violence towards the Jews broke out do to the assassination of a German official killed by a Jewish teen in Paris. It is believed that a German propaganda minister organized many of the attacks against the Jewish community.
In Two Days
Over 250 Jewish synagogs were burnt down
7,000 Jewish businesses were looted and destroyed
Several Jewish people were killed
Many Jewish homes, hospitals, cemeteries and schools were destroyed
The police and fire brigades stood by
30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps
Businesses were not allowed to reopen unless opened by non-Jews
Curfews were placed on Jews, limiting their time outside of their homes
The Nazi state fined one billion Reichsmarks ($400,000,000) on the Jewish community four days after
1940: Auschwitz Was Established
The Auschwitz facility was comprised of three main camps, Oswiecim, Birkenau and Monowitz-Buna
It became the symbol of terror and the Holocaust around the world
Roughly 1.25 to 1.5 million Jews were killed here
Other Large Concentration Camps
Betźec, Poland: At least 430,000
Subibor, Poland: 250,000 died, only about 50 people escaped
Treblinka, Poland: Around 7-800,000 died
Warsaw, Poland: About 200,000 died
Maly Trostentes, Belarus: Over 200,000 people
May 7, Germany surrenders to Allies
A total of 6 million Jews and 5 million other people died because of the Holocaust
Averaging over 2,500 a day from when Dachau opened in 1933
Our school has almost 1,300 students
The evils of Nazi Germany