Targets of the Nazis

Janaki Patel 5

The Vicitms

During World War II in Germany the Nazis targeted a lot of people who they considered racially impure and unhealthy. Nazis targeted mainly the Jews, millions of Jews were killed during the Holocaust and 2/3 of Jews living in Europe before the Holocaust were killed during the Holocaust. Nazis inflicted Genocide on all Jews including the " sick, healthy, poor, rich, aged, young, and infants". Nazis also targeted other groups like Roma or Gypsies, people with disabilities, Polish Victims or Poles, Soviet Prisoners of War, Homo-sexual's,and Afro-Germans. Afro-Germans were African American slaves that were targeted during the Holocaust from 1933-1945. The Poles or Polish victims were considered racially impure so they were targeted even more brutally. Millions of people were killed during the Holocaust through concentration camps,torture, and even more horrific ways. Other countries where people were killed were Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Holland, France, and Germany. Jehovah's witnesses were a group that stood up for their beliefs and were also targeted by the Nazis. Millions of people were targeted by the Nazis and in result of that was one of the most terrible things to happen in the History of this World.


Citations:

Encyclopedia Contributers, New World. "Holocaust." Holocaust. New World Encylopedia, 27 Nov. 2015. Web. 28 Jan. 2016. <http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Holocaust>.

Museum. "POLISH VICTIMS." Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 18 Aug. 2015. Web. 25 Jan. 2016. <http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005473>.

Museum. "VICTIMS OF THE NAZI ERA: NAZI RACIAL IDEOLOGY." Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 18 Aug. 2015. Web. 25 Jan. 2016. <http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007457>.

Schwartz, Terese Pencak. "The Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims." Jewish Virtual Library. American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2016. <https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/NonJewishVictims.html>.

Video

Video Citation

WORLD WAR II AND THE HOLOCAUST. Dir. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. World War II and the Holocaust. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, n.d. Web. 1 Feb. 2016. <http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_nm.php?MediaId=7827&ModuleId=10007306>.


Facts

1. In Concentration Camps homo-sexual's had to wear a pink triangle to show their homosexuality.


2. In Concentration Camps Jews had to wear a Yellow star to show that they were Jewish.


3.Ghettos were places that Nazis made for Jews to live in after they began closing off a slum area in a place where Jews lived.


4. Over 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.


5.Over 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust.


Citations:

Blumberg, Antonia. "The Holocaust's Forgotten Victims: The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 15 Feb. 2015. Web. 29 Jan. 2016. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/27/holocaust-non-jewish-victims_n_6555604.html>.

Blumberg, Antonia. "The Holocaust's Forgotten Victims: The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 15 Feb. 2015. Web. 29 Jan. 2016. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/27/holocaust-non-jewish-victims_n_6555604.html>.

Museum. "VICTIMS OF THE NAZI ERA: NAZI RACIAL IDEOLOGY." Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 18 Aug. 2015. Web. 25 Jan. 2016. <http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007457>.

Conclusion

World War II left everyone in awe and horror especially the victims of the Nazis. Millions of people were killed during World War II, and especially during the Holocaust. People thought that nothing was going on in Germany especially not torture. When the World found out what was going on in Germany, a war broke out. The Holocaust was a terrible thing to happen and hopefully another Holocaust will never happen again.