The Justification Of Genocide And The Holocaust

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Justification In the time of Hitler’s power and the Holocaust, the Germans justified the killing of millions of Jews because they stood behind Hitler’s belief that Jews were evil and the cause of Germany’s economic decline after WWI. Genocide, is the systematic method of terminating lived based on religion, culture or location in which they live. Eliminating lives using gas chambers or executing with guns are a couple of examples of genocide used during the time of the Holocaust. Concentration camps were set up to house thousands of Jews and at first they were misled that it was done to protect them, yet that proved false as Hitler ordered them to be put to death. The economic demise of Germany after WWI cannot be placed on the shoulders of …show more content…
"Deceiving The Public" talks about spreading different theories about the Jews that were not necessarily true. "Deceiving The Public" states, "[How] to prevent non-Jews from attempting to enter the ghettos and from seeing the condition of daily life there for themselves, [The] German authorities posted quarantine signs at the entrances, warning of the danger of contagious disease"(3). The Nazi government went to great lengths to keep German citizens from interacting with Jewish people and seeing what was really going on. Several forms of propaganda was used to steer the German people to think that something else besides killing the Jews was occurring. Hitler had a wide following of supporters, however there were many that questioned his actions and he made sure that those who doubted didn’t have a clear picture of what was really occurring. Ed Herman talks about growing up through Holocaust and what he went through. Herman says, "In October of 1940, the Warsaw ghetto was established; over 400,000 people were packed into an area of 1.3 square miles. The Nazis decreed that all Jews had to live within its boundaries, and for identification purposes had to wear armbands with the Star of David"(2). Separating the Jews from the Germans was done so that the Nazis could maintain control of them. The Jews were forced to live in camps and ghettos that were over crowded and conditions unbareable. Many lost their lives to starvation, disease and suicide because they could not stand the conditions in which they were forced to live in. Ephriam Romm tells about surviving the Ghetto 's and having hiding places for when the Germans came. He also talked about the amount of food they would receive in a given week. Romm says, "The food that was distributed to us was meager, 200 grams of bread per person per day, 100

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