Presentation on theme: "The Holocaust Nazi’s propose new racial order Aryans- master race of Germanic peoples All non-Aryans were inferior: especially Jewish Holocaust-"— Presentation transcript:
The Holocaust Nazi’s propose new racial order Aryans- master race of Germanic peoples All non-Aryans were inferior: especially Jewish Holocaust- mass slaughter of Jews and other groups (Poles, Gypsies, Homosexuals, Africans, Mentally-Handicapped) Holocaust begins Jews became targets of German failures Nuremberg Laws- took away rights of Jews Citizenship, marriages
“night of broken glass” German diplomat shot in Paris By Grynszpan: for revenge of father being deported to Poland Germans launch attack on Jews This night will be known as kristallnacht Kristallnacht became a major policy of Jewish persecution Flood of Refugees Jews will flee Germany Hitler called it a “Jewish problem” Other countries will turn down the influx of Jewish immigrants Isolating the Jews Hitler will move Jews into Ghettos- segregated Jewish areas Ghettos were then sealed off with barbed wire & stone walls Some Jews will form resistance groups in ghettos Jews will struggle to keep traditions Hitler’s Impatience
The “Final Solution” Hitler grows impatient Plan- “final solution” becomes plan for genocide- mass killing of entire people Plan for conquest depended on purity of Aryan race Killings begin Hitler’s SS will hunt down Jews Shot prisoners in pits Jews not reached by killing squads went to concentration camps Final Stage Extermination camps built with gas chambers Auschwitz- largest of the camps The Survivors 6 million will die Less then 4 million will survive
CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS Why did Hitler begin mass killing of Jews? Starvation and disease was not killing them fast enough. What was the difference between a concentration camp and an extermination camp? Concentration camps were slave-labor prisons. Extermination camps were for mass murder.