Destruction Of Jewish People Essay

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On May 8th, 1945 the Axis powers surrendered to the Allies and World War Two was finally over in Europe. Citizens were ecstatic and celebrations began throughout the streets of Europe. However, happiness and festivity soon came to a halt when the truth surfaced: over six million Jewish people were brutally murdered in Nazi controlled camps during the years of the war with only a few survivors to spare. The things that happened to the Jewish people in the camps were devastating and brought shock upon the world. According to the views of the Nazi’s, the extermination of the Jewish people was necessary for their race to advance, but their methods were inhumane and resulted in millions of innocent deaths. After Germany’s loss in World …show more content…
Ghettos were created and eventually genocide became Hitler’s goal. However, it was not just the Jewish people that he had targeted. Anyone that was not perceived as perfect in Hitler’s eyes was considered a threat. This included criminals, prostitutes, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and anyone with a physical disability. From the beginning of Hitler 's career to the end, he made the Jewish people suffer. Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor stated that “Not all victims were Jewish . . . but all Jews were victims”. The destruction of the Jewish people began in 1933 and ended in 1945. A Jewish person was defined as someone who descended from at least three Jewish grandparents who were full Jews by race. The First Solution began in 1933 and was the least violent method that Hitler pursued. It had consisted of creating and enforcing harsh laws that pressured the Jewish people to leave Germany. These laws stripped them of their identity and humiliated them. There were two sets of laws that the Jewish people were forced to abide by: “The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor” and “The Reich Citizenship Law”. The first set of laws had forbidden intermarriages

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