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1Chapter 24 A World In Flames Section 3The Holocaust
2Nazi Persecution of the Jews The Nazis killed nearly 6 million Jews and millions of other people during the Holocaust.The Hebrew term for the campaign to exterminate the Jews was Shoah.The Nazis persecuted anyone who opposed them, as well as the disabled, Gypsies, homosexuals, and Slovic peoples.
3The Nuremberg LawsSept 1935 – N.L. took citizenship away from Jewish Germans and banned marriage b/w Jews & other Germans.By 1936 at least half of Germany’s Jews were jobless.
5KristallnachtNov 9, 1938 – Anti-Jewish violence eruted throughout Germany and Austria known as Kristallnacht, or “night of broken glass.”90 Jews diedHundreds injuredThousands of Jewish businesses destroyed.180 synagogues were wrecked.
12Jewish Refugees Try to Flee B/w 1933 and the beginning of WWII, about 350,000 Jews escaped Nazi-controlled Germany.Many went to the U.S., but most were trapped in Europe.
13The Final SolutionJan 20, 1942 – Nazi leaders met at the Wannsee Conference to decide the “final solution’ of the Jews and others.The plan was to round them up and take them to concentration camps – detention centers where healthy individuals worked as slave laborers.The elderly, sick, and young were sent to extermination camps to be killed in gas chambers.