The Holocaust While Nazi Germany proceeded to systematically round up and execute Jews, the rest of the world closed its eyes and its doors. As we begin to discuss this most painful of subjects to the Jewish people, please keep in mind that this is a vast subject. At the moment there are some 1, books in print examining why it happened, how it happened, and all the details in between.
Overall, the Nazis thus slaughtered hundreds of thousands in Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and France; and millions overall in Poland and the Soviet Union. But many other regimes have also killed opponents and critics, or used reprisals to maintain power.
What distinguished the Nazis above virtually all others was their staggering genocide: Most Nazis were absolute racists, especially among the top echelon; they believed utterly in the superiority of the "Aryan" race.
They had no doubt that they were the pinnacle of racial evolution, that eugenically they were the best. So science proved, as many German and non-German scientists told them. And therefore they could not allow inferior groups to pollute their racial strain. Inferior races were like diseased appendixes that had to be surgically removed for the health of the body.
Therefore they must exterminate the Jew and Gypsy. So also must they liquidate the homosexual and handicapped. So eventually they must also eliminate the Slavs, after exploiting their slave labor.
Slavs were not only biologically inferior, but also inhabited territory that Germany needed for the superior race to expand and grow. But then the Nazi program ran into the problem of numbers. Exterminating millions of Jews would be hard enough. But the Slavs numbered in the tens of millions.
Therefore they envisioned a two-part approach: And then after the war that the Nazis would of course win, deport the remaining 30, or 40, Slavs to Siberia. These genocides cost the lives of probably 16, people. Most likely the Nazis wiped out 5, Jews,Gypsies, 10, Slavs, andhomosexuals.
They also "euthanized"handicapped Germans. Then in repression, terrorism, reprisals, and other cold-blooded killings done to impose and maintain their rule throughout Europe, the Nazis murdered more millions including French, Dutch, Serbs, Slovenes, Czechs, and others.
In total, they likely annihilated 20, human beings. Annually, as shown in table 1.The Holocaust (also called Ha-Shoah in Hebrew) refers to the period from January 30, - when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany - to May 8, , when the war in Europe officially ended.
During this time, Jews in Europe were subjected to progressively harsher persecution that ultimately led to the murder of 6,, Jews ( million of these being children) and the destruction of 5, Jewish .
Members of the SA picket in front of a Jewish place of business during the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses, 1 April (German National Archives) Once in power, Hitler moved quickly to end German democracy. The Holocaust While Nazi Germany proceeded to systematically round up and execute Jews, the rest of the world closed its eyes and its doors.
As we begin to discuss this most painful of subjects to the Jewish people, please keep in mind that this is a vast subject.
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March The first official Nazi concentration camp opens in Dachau, a small village located near Munich (note: some "wild camps" already existed before Papenburg, Esterwegen, Börgermoor etc). The first commandant of Dachau is Theodor Eicke. April 1: Boycott of Jewish shops and businesses.