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The Holocaust

The Holocaust

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  1. The Holocaust

  2. The Holocaust • Holocaust = Mass murder of people by Nazi’s • Aryans = Nazi’s claim they are the “Master Race” • Hitler singles out Europe’s Jewish Population (11 Million) • Kristallnacht = “Night of Broken Glass” • Jewish property destroyed • 100 Murdered by Nazi Stormtroopers • Beginning of the Holocaust

  3. Jewish Ghetto’s • Segregation = Separation of people based on race / religion • Segregated area’s within 3rd Reich for Jewish population • Biggest Ghetto was in Warsaw, Poland (500,000) • Characteristics of a Jewish Ghetto • Barbed wire / Stone wall surrounding area • Poor sanitation • Food shortage • Disease

  4. The Final Solution • Genocide = Planned mass killing of an entire people • Concentration Camps • “Labor” Camps • Largest = Auschwitz • Gas Chambers / Mass Graves • 6000 killed a day • Medical experiments on humans • Crematoriums to burn bodies • Prisoners tattooed with numbers to identify them

  5. Jewish Resistance • Many smuggled out into Switzerland, Great Britain, South North & South America • Issued visa’s / passports / identity papers by sympathetic govt. agents • Many living in Ghetto’s fight Nazi’s • Used Molotov Cocktails & stolen weapons • Sabotaged bridges • Acted as spy’s for Allies • Most famous uprising in Warsaw (1 Month)

  6. The Effects of the Holocaust • 6-8 Million European Jews murdered • Billions of Dollars in property / fortunes lost • Creation of Israel (Conflict in the Middle East) • German High School student’s required to visit a Concentration Camp before they can graduate