A Brief Note On Women During The Holocaust Essay

1253 Words May 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Emily Marin
Professor Stefan Chrissanthos
History 110B
4 May 2015

Women During The Holocaust When we think back to what we have learned about the holocaust we remember the concentration camps and the Nazi army, we remember the lifestyles of the men and children prisoners but we almost never touch base and acknowledge the Jewish women during this time. The Holocaust was a severe tragedy, which began in the late 1930s and lasted until the end of the Second World War in 1945 . As the Holocaust occurred, “as documented by survivors, witnesses, and those tasked with liberating those who survived – and burying those who did not”. It is well known world wide as the genocide of about seven million European Jews during World War II, by the German Nazis lead by Adolf Hitler. The Nazi army targeted all Jews, both men and women, but the German army frequently subjected women. Before the War, women were used to “ideal” women roles, they were really only responsible for the care of their children and families homes. These roles failed to provided women with skills that could make a difference , and help them during the Nazi attack. In the Early stages of the Holocaust Jewish women weren’t much affected by the new laws. After these women’s husband would lose there job jewish women just gained more responsabilties, on their plate in order to keep a structured life . It wasn’t until later, during the war that women would suffer from this attack. When the genocide had…

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