Kristallnacht or the “Night of Broken Glass” was the anti-Jewish pogroms that took place on the 9th and 10th of November in 1938. On Kristallnacht Nazis in Germany burned down synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses. Over 100 Jewish men were killed and 30,000 men were arrested and sent to concentration camps,After the invasion of Poland in 1939 anti-Semitic policies grew. Before Kristallnacht Nazi policies implemented on the German Jews were mostly nonviolent, but after the conditions for Jews was much worse. The Nazi’s first step in the “Final Solution” was establishing the Einsatzgruppen in 1941, which were mobile killing …show more content…
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By the end of 1941 the Einsatzgruppen had killed over 500,000 people, but they were considered inefficient, and also psychologically burdensome to the killers. The Nazi government built six extermination camps known as Chelmo, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek. These camps systematically killed millions of Jews by gas and get rid of the bodies with giant crematories..
In addition to the millions who died in the extermination camps, millions were killed in ghettos, concentration camps due to forced labor, starvation, exposure, brutality, disease and