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Jews

  1. 1. Jews The Persecution By Ahmad Tunstall
  2. 2. An Introduction <ul><li>After Germany’s defeat in World War I, Germany was humiliated by the Versailles Treaty. </li></ul><ul><li>German Empire destroyed; Weimar Republic is formed. </li></ul><ul><li>The new republic suffered from economic instability. </li></ul><ul><li>High unemployment rate and massive inflation heightened. </li></ul><ul><li>Adolf Hitler, leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party), is elected chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. </li></ul><ul><li>The Nazi Party took advantage of the political unsteadiness in Germany to gain an electoral foothold. </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler targeted his propaganda campaign against his political enemies and the Jews. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Propaganda <ul><li>Propaganda was major tool in strengthening the Nazi’s crusade against the Jews. </li></ul><ul><li>Nazi’s used newspapers, movies, and other sources of the media to brainwash Germany against the Jews. </li></ul><ul><li>The Nazis claimed Jews corrupted German culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Portrayed as evil and cowardly </li></ul><ul><li>Blamed for weakening Germany’s economy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Isolated From Society <ul><li>Hitler began to restrict the Jews with legislation and terror. </li></ul><ul><li>Burned Jewish books </li></ul><ul><li>Removed from their profession and public schools </li></ul><ul><li>Confiscated property and businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Excluded from public events </li></ul>
  5. 5. Death Camps <ul><li>Jews were rounded up into ghettos and eventually sent to death camps. </li></ul><ul><li>Stripped of possessions and valuables, gassed to death, and had their bodies in specially designed crematoriums </li></ul><ul><li>Many healthy Jews were not killed instantly. </li></ul><ul><li>The German’s war effort required manpower, and some Jews were reserved for slave labor. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked in German munitions and other factories </li></ul><ul><li>Worked from dawn to dusk without adequate food and shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 3.5 million Jews were murdered in these camps. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jewish Resistance <ul><li>Escaping ghettos and concentration camps was a common form of resistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Armed revolts in the ghettos of Vilna, Bialystok, Bedzin-Sosnowiec, Cracow, and Warsaw </li></ul><ul><li>The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was the largest ghetto revolt. </li></ul><ul><li>Revolted in death camps of Sobibor, Treblinka, and Auschwitz </li></ul><ul><li>All revolts were unsuccessful. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Liberation <ul><li>The camps were gradually liberated as the Allies advanced on the German Army. </li></ul><ul><li>Maidanek was liberated by the Soviets in July 1944. </li></ul><ul><li>Auschwitz in January 1945 by the Soviet </li></ul><ul><li>Bergen-Belsen by the British in April 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>Dachau by the Americans in April 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the war, 50,000-100,000 Jewish survivors were living in three zones: America, British, and Soviet. </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE END http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/history.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_propaganda#Before_the_war

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