Make a “T” chart in your notes. On one side of the chart, make a list of the items human beings physically need in order to live. On the other side list things that you personally need in order to live a happy life.
Dehumanization (DHZ) The process of taking away all human qualities of the victim and reducing the victim to sub - human levels in the eyes of the perpetrator and the victim.
Why DHZ? Perpetrator (Nazi) Victim (Jews & others) Makes their “job” easier They don’t think they’re doing anything wrong Justifies their actions in their own eyes
Jan. 1933 Hitler to power Feb. 1933 Ger. lose freedom of speech, press, etc. People can be put in jail w/out a trial March 1933 Hitler becomes dictator 1st concentration camp for political opponents April 1933 - Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses - Jews & political opponents lose jobs as teachers, lawyers, doctors, etc. May 1933 Nazis burn books by Jews & Pol. opponents July 1933 Jews who move to Ger. can’t be citizens Sept 1935 Nuremberg Laws make Jews 2nd class citizens ** Aug 1936 Olympics - antisemetic signs taken down **Nov. 1938 Kristallnacht State organized riots against Jews ** Sept. 1939 WWII starts things get worse for the Jews
Nov. 1939 Forced removal of Jews from defeated countries to new locations. Jews in new Ger. territories forced to wear ID tags June 1940 Lodz Ghetto sealed off Jews can’t leave June 1941 1st mass murder of Russian & Polish Jews (Einsatzgruppen) July 1941 1st talk of the “Final Solution” to the Jewish Question Sept. 1941 German Jews forced to wear yellow Star of David Oct. 1941 German Jews removed from homes to Ghettos Nov. 1941 1st killing center opens Jan. 1942 Wannsee Conference “ Final Solution” is all set and ready March 1942 1st gas chambers used to kill Jews