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1 World War II Holocaust

2 Elements Leading to the Holocaust Depression blamed on German Jews Depression blamed on German Jews

3 Elements Leading to the Holocaust – Rise of Hitler and Mein Kampf Extreme nationalism, racism, and Anti- Semitism (anti-Jewish) Extreme nationalism, racism, and Anti- Semitism (anti-Jewish) Germans are members of the master race (Aryans) whose greatest enemy were the Jews Germans are members of the master race (Aryans) whose greatest enemy were the Jews Viewed Jews as members of a separate race Viewed Jews as members of a separate race Jews are members of an inferior race Jews are members of an inferior race

4 Hitler and Mein Kampf

5 Elements Leading to the Holocaust – Nuremberg Laws Forbid Jews from marrying non-Jews Forbid Jews from marrying non-Jews Forbid Jews from attending or teaching at German schools or universities Forbid Jews from attending or teaching at German schools or universities Forbid Jews from practicing law or medicine or publishing books Forbid Jews from practicing law or medicine or publishing books

6 Elements Leading to the Holocaust – Kristallnacht – Night of the Broken Glass Cause  A German diplomat in Paris was shot by a Jew Cause  A German diplomat in Paris was shot by a Jew Hitler  reason to attack all Jews Hitler  reason to attack all Jews November 9 and 10, 1938 November 9 and 10, 1938 Nazi storm troopers beat Jews and destroyed Jewish homes, shops, and synagogues Nazi storm troopers beat Jews and destroyed Jewish homes, shops, and synagogues

7 Kristallnacht

8 Kristallnacht

9 Concentration Camps

10 Final Solution Genocide  deliberate destruction of a group of people Genocide  deliberate destruction of a group of people Holocaust  deliberate destruction of all European Jews Holocaust  deliberate destruction of all European Jews Death Camps  Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen Death Camps  Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen Gas Chambers (showers) Gas Chambers (showers) Medical Medical


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