Jewish Life Before the Holocaust

By: Josey, Caroline, Camryn, and Allison

Jewish People Thrived Before the Holocaust

Jewish people lived in every country of Europe before the holocaust. Roughly there were 9 million Jew. After the holocaust 2/3 of the Jews died leaving about 3,000,000 Jewish people left.

Jewish Culture

The jews had less population in western Europe like Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The jews adopted culture from non jews. Jews dressed like countrymen and talked like them. Jews did traditional religious practice and Yiddish culture like the countrymen too.

Yiddish Life

In the article Jewish Life In Europe Before the Holocaust it says “They spoke their own language, Yiddish, which combines elements of German and Hebrew. They read Yiddish books, and attended Yiddish theater and movies.” The Jewish people were doing good before the holocaust even though people didn’t approve of Jewish people. They had their own language, books, movies, theater. Jewish people were building a life for themselves because they weren’t like everyone else.

Soon Violence Spread in Poland

The paragraph was about how violence spread across poland. There were many people wounded and 3 were killed, and more than 60 were wounded. It spread to neighboring towns, and almost 80 jews were killed and over 200 were wounded. Violence against Jews is widespread throughout central Poland between 1935 and 1937, and finally Anti- Jewish programs broke out in Czestochowa, Lublin, Bialystok, and Grodno.

What are the differences between the Jewish life before and during the holocaust?


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