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  • The Holocaust
    • Ch16s3
  • Jewish Persecution
    • Nazi Germany embarks on a policy of persecution of Jews and others deemed inferior
      • Jews blamed for Germany’s defeat in WWI
      • Nuremberg laws - took away rights of Jews, had to wear yellow star
      • Kristallnacht - night of broken glass
  • Holocaust begins
    • Nazis force thousands of Jews to emigrate
      • some countries didn’t want Jews
    • Nazis isolate Jews in conquered territories by forcing them into ghettos
      • sealed off, Nazis wanted them to die
    • Nazis begin the final step in their program of genocide
  • Hitler’s final solution
    • The Nazis unleash killing squads and ship Jews and others to concentration camps
    • The “Final Solution” results in the death of six million Jews
      • genocide - killing of an entire people
      • also: gypsies, Poles, Russians, homosexuals, insane, disabled
  • Mass killings begin
    • When Nazis invaded, SS would round up Jews
      • shot prisoners in pits, later built camps
    • Extermination camps built with gas chambers
      • kill 6,000 a day
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