"If I am ever really in power, the
destruction of the Jews will be my first
and most important job. As soon as I have
power, I shall have gallows after gallows
erected, for example, in Munich on the
Marienplatz-as many of them as traffic
allows. Then the Jews will be hanged one
after another, and they will stay hanging
until they stink. They will stay hanging as
long as hygienically possible.’’
‘Kristallnacht’ or more commonly
known; the night of the broken glass
was a night where the Nazis gave the
Jews no remorse. It happened on the
9-10th of November 1938.At least 91
Jews were killed in the attacks, and
30,000 were arrested and incarcerated
in concentration camps. Jewish
homes, hospitals, and schools were
ransacked, as the attackers
demolished buildings with
sledgehammers. Over 1,000
synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna
alone) and over 7,000 Jewish
businesses destroyed or damaged.
The interior of the
Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in
Berlin after Kristallnacht
On September 15, 1935, the Nazi
government passed two new racial laws
at their annual NSDAP Reich Party
Congress in Nuremberg, Germany.
These two laws (the Reich Citizenship
Law and the Law to Protect German
Blood and Honour) became collectively
known as the Nuremberg Laws. These
laws took German citizenship away
from Jews and outlawed both marriage
and sex between Jews and non-Jews.
Unlike historical anti-Semitism, the
Nuremberg Laws defined Jewishness by
heredity (race) rather than by practice
By the beginning of 1942 the Germans had close to 9 million
Jews under their control (out of a total of 11 million Jews
living in Europe and the Soviet Union). And, of course, it
was their plan to murder them all.
The final solution; the horrific gassing of all the Jews that
were under Nazi control. There was 6 specific death camps,
they were: Auschwitz – where 1.5 million were killed.
Chelmno - where 320,000 were killed.
Treblinka – where 870,000 were killed.
Sobibor – where 250,000 were killed.
Maidenek – where 360,000 were killed.
Belzec – where 600,000 were killed.
Auschwitz was the most famous death camp as it was a
prolific killing machine. In 1942 Germany had control of
about 9 million Jews, there were only 11 million living in
Europe (and soviet union)