The Mass Genocide
The Start of Change
The term "Nazi" is an acronym for "Nationalsozialistishe Deutsche Arbeiterpartei" ("National Socialist German Worker's Party"). Jewish people were not the only ones being targeted, the Nazis targeted Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the disabled for persecution. Anyone who resisted the Nazis was sent to forced labor or murdered. Hitler and the Nazi's were so focused on killing off the Jewish people they gave their plan a name. The Nazis used the term "The Final Solution" to refer to their plan to kill of the Jewish people. During the Holocaust 11 million people were killed , 1.1 million of them were children. 6 million of the victims were Jewish. Two-thirds of Jewish people living in Europe at the time of World War II were killed by Nazis.
Jewish Lifestyle Changes
In prison camps, prisoners were forced to do hard physical labor. Torture and death within concentration camps were common and frequent. One of the first concentration camps was Dachau, which opened on March 20, 1933. From 1933 until 1938, most of the prisoners in the concentration camps were political prisoners (people who spoke or acted in some way against Hitler or the Nazis) and people the Nazis labeled as "asocial."
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