Transcript of why were the jews executed?
Why Were the Jews Executed? What was the holocaust? Who were the Nazis? The holocaust was the state-sponsered, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. "Nazi" is a short term for National Socialist German Workers Party, a right-wing political party formed in 1919 primarily by unemployed German veterans of World War I. Why did the Nazis want to kill a large number of innocent people? The Nazis believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that there was a struggle for survival between themselves and "inferior races." Jews, Roma (Gypsies) and the handicapped were seen as a serious biological threat to the purity of the "German (Aryan) Race" and therefore had to be "exterminated." How did the Nazis carry out their policy of genocide? In the late 1930's the Nazis killed thousands of handicapped Germans by lethal injection and poisonous gas. Eventually the Nazi started shooting Jews and Roma (Gypsies) in open feilds outside of conquered cities. Later the 6 extermination camps were established in occupied Poland. 5,830,000 Jews were killed in the holocaust How many Jews were killed in the holocaust? The Jews were chosen for extermination because they were seen as a threat to the Aryan race. This occured because of a distorted worldview about the Jews wanting world domination. Through the eyes of a Nazi, his job was to eliminate the Jew threat and protect the Aryan race. The Jews were seen as unchangable people whose racial origin made them habitual criminals. German christians taught that Jews were responsible for Christs death, they practiced witchcraft and they were agents of the devil. Why the Jews? There is no historical evidence that Hitler or any of his family members were Jewish. Recent study sayss that these rumours may have been circulated to discredit Hitler and his antisemitism party. These rumours are pressumed false mainly because Hitlers Grandfather is unknown to this day. Wasn't Hitler Jewish? Lucky the Nazis didnt succeed and kill all the Jews, or else we wouldnt have...Full transcript