Disadvantages Of Ghettos

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The Jews in Germany were persecuted an almost obliterated by the Nazis between 1939 and May 8th, 1945 (Steele 64). The Nazis reason for exterminating the Jews was because they thought that it was necessary for the survival of the Aryan race. The Nazis murdered over eleven million Jews, Gypsies, Twins, prisoners of war and people with mental disorders (Bachrach 10). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. During World War ll the Nazis created ghettos to segregate the Jews from the other Germans. Ghettos…show more content…
Closed ghettos were surrounded by walls with barbed wire on top and at the bases of the wall (Types). Open ghettos were more lenient with restrictions on entering and leaving (Types). Destruction ghettos were a brief holding place for the Jews, within a couple of weeks the majority of the occupants inside of the ghetto were either shot or deported to the concentration camps (Types). The survivors of the holocaust describe the ghettos as prison-like facilities with restrictions on everything you can possibly imagine (Bachrach 25). The Jews said that there were high brick walls with razor-sharp glass jetting from the concrete surrounded with sharp barbed wire (Stewart 97). The ghettos were entire city districts where the Jews were forced to live…show more content…
The Nazis expanded their camps rapidly throughout Europe, between 1933 and 1945 a total of 40,000 camps were built for the Jews (Nazi). IN 1942 the Nazis started building camps for the sole purpose of murdering the Jewish population (Steele 37). Jews that survived the holocaust gave statements about how every single day at least one of the inmates inside of the concentration camps was either shot or hanged (Byers 76). The concentration camps were built for utility not comfort (Byers 76). When the Jews first got out of the cattle cars and went through a process the Nazis called “selection” they were separated into three different groups (Nazi). One of these groups went with Dr. Josef Mengele who would operate on the Jews in cruel and inhumane ways (Nazi). At the Auschwitz concentration camp, six-thousand jews were gassed per day at its peak (Killings). After several years of fighting the Allied forces, The United States, Soviet Union, France, and Great Britain finally started closing in and taking back territory from the Nazis (Bachrach 9). All of these Countries lost countless members of its armed forces taking down the Nazi regime all over Europe (Byers

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