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Hitler Youth Hitler Youth was the name of the clubs children were forced to join. Nazis banned all other organizations and clubs so children could only join this one. There was an organization for girls in which girl received training in child care and home economics and one for boys in which boys had the opportunity to do gymnastics, go hiking, camping and climb mountains. In these clubs, there was also a heavy emphasis on holding and shooting guns. Children were kept under strict military discipline and were forced to say an oath of allegiance every day. http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/1238S42HJ39.htm
Kristall Nacht On November 9th 1938, a horrible thing happened in Germany, it is called ”Kristall Nacht”. Hundred of synagogues were destroyed that night, as well as the places where the Jews worked and lived. The Nazi's told them to repair any damages to their shops and homes and insurance company's could not give them the money they should have gotten. The next day the Nazi's went through the towns and arrested all Jews. They put them in barns, schools, or anywhere they could keep them. They tortured them and then shipped them of to concentration camps.
Nuremberg Trials Right after World War II the highest ranking Nazi leaders were put on trial at Nuremberg. There were twenty-two defendants in total. The defendants included Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hans frank and more. Some claimed they knew nothing about the death camps such as Goering. Other said they had no choice but to follow Hitler’s orders. Shorty after 1 a.m. October 16th, 1946, Ribbentrop and nine of his fellow defendants were hung. Goering , however escaped and swallowed poison that was smuggled into his cell. Only very few of the defendants seemed truly sorry about what happened.
Anti-Semitism Anti-Semitism means prejudice against or hatred of the Jews. Anti-Semitism had been a cornerstone of the Nazi Party since founded under the name of the German worker’s party in 1919. At the time, it had fewer than 25 members, only 6 whom were active in promoting its ideas. The Holocaust, between 1933 and 1945 is history’s worst example of anti-semitism. Trends under attack included equal rights, constitutional democracy, free trade, socialism, finance capitalism, and pacifism. Anti-semitism has plagued for more than 2000 years now.
Bibliography's Hitler Youth – Steward, Gail. Hitler’s Reich. San Diego: Lucent Books, 1994. Print Kristall Nacht – Adler, David. We remember the Holocaust. New York: Henry Holt and Company,1989. Print Nuremberg trials – Lace, William. Hitler and the Nazis. San Diego: Lucent Books, 2000. Print Anti-Semitism – World War II. The need for a scapegoat. N.p.,n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013 Holocaust History. Anti-Semitism. N.p.,n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013