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The Holocaust

  1. 1. The Holocaust
  2. 2. Hitler and the Aryan Race <ul><li>Claimed this race was superior to all the rest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perversion of Darwin’s theory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Claimed they were the descendents of the lost city of Atlantis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( I couldn’t make this junk up if I tried… seriously ) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Charles Darwin : <ul><li>Argued that man evolved from a lower species/common ancestor. </li></ul><ul><li>Argued that “Survival of the Fittest” or “Natural Selection”, was nature’s way of eliminating weaker and inferior species. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Darwinism : <ul><li>What is Social Darwinism? </li></ul><ul><li>How do Darwin’s theories play a role in Hitler’s philosophies and policies? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hitler and the Aryan Race <ul><li>Claimed that Jewish people and anyone else not a part of the Aryan race were inferior and encouraged discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>The Blame Game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hitler blames all of Germany’s problems on the Jews including the defeat in WWI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nuremberg Laws of 1933 make persecution of Jews public policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stripped of citizenship, rights, jobs, and property </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Kristallnacht <ul><li>November 1938 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17 year old German boy in Paris shoots a German Embassy employee in retaliation for his fathers deportation to Poland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nazis use this to start a violent riot against all Jews in Germany </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Troops attacked homes, businesses, and synagogues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 Jews were murdered </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Hitler and Eugenics <ul><li>The foundation of social policies was the concept of racial hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Applied to human beings, “ Survival of the Fittest&quot; was interpreted as requiring racial purity and killing off &quot;life unworthy of life.&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action T4 first program that killed off crippled and mentally handicapped children </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Nazis were Socialists… <ul><li>“ We demand the nationalisation of all (previous) associated industries (trusts).” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We demand an expansion on a large scale of old age welfare.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We demand a land reform suitable to our needs, provision of a law for the free expropriation of land for the purposes of public utility,” </li></ul><ul><li>(From Nazi’s 25 Point program) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Adolph Hitler Stated: <ul><li>&quot;We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;has nothing to do with Marxian Socialism,&quot; saying that &quot;Marxism is anti-property; true Socialism is not.“ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Socialism is Expensive: <ul><li>Free Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Free Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Free Retirement Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Big Bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><li>Big Government </li></ul><ul><li>High Taxes to Pay for It All. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Unless You Kill The Ones That Really Need It! <ul><li>During the period of Nazi Horror in Germany over 100,000 disabled people were executed. (Source: “The Chair”) </li></ul>
  12. 12. And Create a Race That Doesn’t: <ul><li>“ The most well-known compulsory sterilization programs were those of Nazi Germany which sterilized over 400,000 individuals in the 1930s and 1940s, the United States, which sterilized over 64,000 individuals from 1900s through the 1970s , and many Scandinavian countries. Sweden sterilized the highest proportion of its own citizens - 62,000 individuals from the 1930s through the 1970s within the population of over 6,000,000 were sterilized; it was a condition required for receiving welfare, securing one's release from prisons/mental institutions or for keeping custody of children.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mass Sterilization … <ul><li>“ The first country to concertedly undertake compulsory sterilization programs for the purpose of eugenics was the United States. The principal targets of the American program were the mentally retarded. and the mentally ill., but also targeted under many state laws were the deaf, the blind, the epileptic, and the physically deformed. Native Americans were sterilized against their will in many states, often without their knowledge, while they were in a hospital for some other reason (e.g. after giving birth). Some sterilizations also took place in prisons and other penal institutions, targeting criminality, but they were in the relative minority. In the end, over 65,000 individuals were sterilized in 33 states under state compulsory sterilization programs in the United States.” (Ibid) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Abortion was also legalized… <ul><li>In March 1934, however, the Hereditary Health Court in Hamburg rendered a judgment which stated that abortion on grounds of racial health was not an offense. </li></ul><ul><li>(life Issues.net) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Unless you were a member of the“Master Race” <ul><li>&quot;...abortion is a necessary evil that we must accept out of respect for life.&quot; - Dr. Ley, Nazi racial hygienist, on having &quot;quality,&quot; &quot;planned&quot; children, at a meeting on June 15, 1937 with Nazi SS head, Heinrich Himmler. PSR, R320/N518, pp. 85-88. </li></ul><ul><li>Germans could not have abortions, but Jews could, since this could only benefit the German people. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Jewish Refugees <ul><li>Jews flee the country in the anticipation of an escalation of violence </li></ul><ul><li>European countries refuse to accept any more refugees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>America takes over 100,000 (including Albert Einstein) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>France takes 25,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Britain takes 80,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latin America takes 40,000 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Life in the Ghettos <ul><li>Jews removed from the general population and placed into Ghettos </li></ul><ul><li>Sealed off from the rest of the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Germans leave them to starve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jews resist and continue to fight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theatre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resistance Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attempt to keep records so the truth would one day be known </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Final Solution <ul><li>Hitler decides the ghettos are taking too long </li></ul><ul><li>To protect racial purity the decision is made to completely eliminate the Jews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other groups such as gypsies, Poles, Russians, homosexuals, the insane, the disabled, and the incurably ill were also targeted for extermination </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Final Solution <ul><li>SS firing squads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sent through Poland to round up all Jews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take to isolated place’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make them dig their own grave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoot all of the prisoners and leave them in the mass graves </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Final Solution <ul><li>Concentration Camps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forced labor for Germans and Businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very small portions of food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hoping to starve the Jews off quickly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lost 50 pounds in the first month </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Severe beatings and killings for not working fast enough </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Final Solution: Death Camps <ul><li>Hitler still impatient with the speed of extermination </li></ul><ul><li>1942 Build 6 camps (to start) equipped with gas chambers for mass murders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auschwitz the largest death camp </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Furnaces were later added to incinerate the remains </li></ul>
  22. 22. Results <ul><li>Over 6 million Jews lost their lives and countless others from the other targeted groups </li></ul><ul><li>Not all Europeans turned a blind eye </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many helped the 3 million Jewish survivors of the Holocaust hide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not until the end of the war was the world truly aware of the atrocities being committed </li></ul>

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