BC: By: Emily Guth and Alexis Owen
FC: The Holocaust
1: When Hitler came to power the entire German population was suffering from a depression. Hitler promised them hope, and escape from the depression they were living in.
2: The National Socialist German Worker's Party targeted the gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the disabled as well as the Jewish.
3: On September 15th 1935, the Nuremburg laws came into effect. These laws withdrew German Jew’s citizenship, and prohibited marriages between Jews and non-Jewish Germans.
4: This also included that all Jews must where a gold star of david on their clothing.
5: Nazi’s began to order all Jews to live within a specific area, called ghettos.
6: As the war went on, these ghettos became a full confinement for the Jews, and they were not able to leave the area what-so-ever.
7: One of the largest known ghettos was Warsaw, with 445,000 Jewish residents.
8: On the Night of November 9th-10th 1938, Nazi’s had vandalized Jewish property. Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass"), is the name for this violent night.
9: About 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps from this night.
10: Nazi’s then began to deport many of the Jews from the ghettos into concentration camps.
11: On April 13th, 1943, Nazi’s tried to liquidate the Warsaw ghetto. The Jews fought back, and held up the Nazi’s for 28 days. This day later became known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
12: On March 20, 1933, one of the first concentration camps, Dachau, was established.
13: Other than Concentration camps, Nazi’s also had extermination camps, labor camps, prisoner-of-war camps, and transit camps
14: Many of the people held at the concentration camps were there as political prisoner who had gone against Hitler. Nazi’s labeled these people as “asocial”.
15: If this one person could activate this mass extermination on these innocent people, then we need to look out for others like this.