Presentation on theme: "The Holocaust World War Two. Genocide ► The word "genocide" only came into existence after the Second World War. ► Definition: “the deliberate and systematic."— Presentation transcript:
Genocide ► The word "genocide" only came into existence after the Second World War. ► Definition: “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, religious, national or ethnic group”. ► genocide has been practiced throughout the history of the world
Examples of Genocide ► The devastation of the native peoples of the New World ► The Armenian people during WWI, approx. 1.5 million
Examples of Genocide ► Rwandan Genocide in 1994 was the murder of 937,000 people ► Bosnia in 1992-1995 resulted in the death of 200,000 people
Genocide during WWII ► Adolf Hitler writes Mein Kampf in 1926 outlining his hatred of Jews ► In 1934 Adolf Hitler become Fuhrer of Germany
Anti- Semitism ► In 1934 the German Congress passes laws that redefine German Jews as non-citizens and ban Jews from any political participation ► Public sale of Jewish newspapers is banned
Nazi Treatment of Jews ► In 1938, Jews are forbidden to attend plays, movies, concerts; German schools and universities ► Curfews are placed on Jews ► In January 1939, all Jews had to carry a special identification card
Nazi Laws ► A criminal offence for a Jewish person to use public transportation, keep pets, visit a barber shop, possess electrical appliances or any woolen or fur clothing ► All Jewish people must wear a Jewish star on the left breast of clothing ► Jews are prohibited from leaving their residential areas
Jewish Ghetto ► In Warsaw, Poland, Nazi’s placed all Jews of the city into an enclosed ghetto surrounded by an 8- foot wall
Nazi Concentration Camps ► The first of many Nazi concentration camps is opened at Danchau in 1933 ► Used to incarcerate thousands of political opponents of the regime.
Nazi’s begin deportation of German Jews to Concentration Camps
The Final Solution ► The extermination of all European Jews ► Begins the mass deportations of Jews from all over Nazi occupied Europe in 1942 ► To extermination camps in Poland
Extermination Camps ► Also known as Death Camps that commit genocide ► Nazi’s open camps with sole purpose of killing the Jews of Europe ► Other groups whom the Nazis wished to exterminate, such as Roma (Gypsies) and Soviet prisoners of war, as well as many Poles and others, were also killed in these camps.