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The Holocaust Reading: Incorporates into lecture and Farewell to Manzanar

Mar 26, 2015

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The Holocaust Reading: Incorporates into lecture and Farewell to Manzanar Slide 2 Glossary Anti-Semitism: Discrimination against or prejudice or hostility toward Jews Holocaust: The systematic mass slaughter of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps during World War II Genocide: The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. Aryan: Refered to the blond-haired, blue-eyed physical ideal of Nazi Germany The Final Solution: Refers to the Nazis plan to annihilate the Jewish people Slide 3 Origins Of Hate At the end of world war one, germans (including hitler) Blamed the jews for germanys defeat During Hitlers Imprisonment in 1923, he wrote the memoir and propaganda tract "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle), in which he predicted a general European war that would result in "the extermination of the Jewish race in Germany" Hitler became obsessed with the purification of germany where the ideal race would be Aryan In 1933, Jews in Germany numbered around 525,000, or only 1 percent of the total German population At the end of world war one, germans (including hitler) Blamed the jews for germanys defeat During Hitlers Imprisonment in 1923, he wrote the memoir and propaganda tract "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle), in which he predicted a general European war that would result in "the extermination of the Jewish race in Germany" Hitler became obsessed with the purification of germany where the ideal race would be Aryan In 1933, Jews in Germany numbered around 525,000, or only 1 percent of the total German population Slide 4 Treatment of Jew prior to war 1933: Nazis exclude Jews from the Arts. Nazis prohibit Jews from owning land and Jews are prohibited from being newspaper editors. 1934: Jews not allowed national health insurance 1935: Nuremberg Race Laws Enacted (click the above and Read about race laws)Nuremberg Race Laws Enacted 1938: Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass (Click above and read about Kristallnacht)Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass Jews are forced into Ghettos and then into concentration camps Slide 5 Concentration Camps Beginning in late 1941, the Germans began mass transports from the ghettoes in Poland to the concentration camps Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest and most famous concentration camp where From spring 1942 until the fall of 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over Nazi- occupied Europe approximately three million people had died there (2.5 million exterminated, and 500,000 from disease and starvation Beginning in late 1941, the Germans began mass transports from the ghettoes in Poland to the concentration camps Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest and most famous concentration camp where From spring 1942 until the fall of 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over Nazi- occupied Europe approximately three million people had died there (2.5 million exterminated, and 500,000 from disease and starvation Slide 6 The Final Solution After the June 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union, SS and police units (acting as mobile killing units) began massive killing operations aimed at entire Jewish communitiesinvasion of the Soviet Unionan at entire Jewish co In its entirety, the "Final Solution" called for the murder of all European Jews by gassing, shooting, and other means. Approximately six million Jewish men, women, and children were killed during the Holocaust -- two-thirds of the Jews living in Europe before World War II Concentration Camps were liberated by soviet and american troops in 1945iberated b Slide 7 Note to Reader The Holocaust is a very difficult topic to cover in a week I encourage all of you to read more and go into more depth