Daily life during Holocaust

By Anthony Broughton


Anyone that has learned about the Holocaust knows the horrible things that happened to the victims. But people do not usually learn the daily life of the victims and Nazis. Students that learns about the Holocaust should know how people lived during that time. Learning this information can help the person researching understand what the people during the Holocaust went through. To fully understand this, the person researching would have to know how the victims lived like Jews and non-jewish people, but they would also need to know how nazis lived during the Holocaust.

Jewish Daily Lives

When students learn about the Holocaust, they are mostly told about the torture Jewish people went through. They don’t really learn how they lived during that time or what they were not aloud to do. For instance, Jews were not aloud to practice medicine or join the German Armed Forces. Jewish children were also kicked from German schools. They also could not drive cars, buy groceries at certain times and were sent to Extermination/Death camps and Concentration camps. These are just a few things about Jewish people in the Holocaust. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005469

Nazi Daily Lives

Though it is always important to learn what the Jews went through, but it is also beneficial to learn about the other groups of people in the Holocaust. Another group of people a person could learn about is the Nazis. A Nazi’s job would be to kill Jews or send them to Concentration camps or death camps. They would also deport Jews or teach Nazi propaganda to people/children who have not yet joined the Nazis. They did other terrible things that someone could research and learn why they did what they did.

Non-Jewish Daily Lives

One more group of people that someone could research is the non-Jewish citizens during the Holocaust. The non-Jewish citizens would either be hunted by Nazis or would join them. The non-Jewish victims like black Germans, homosexuals, physically/mentally disabled and many more were being sent to death/concentration camps. Non-Jewish kids that would still be in school would be learning Nazi propaganda. http://www.theholocaustexplained.org/ks3/life-in-nazi-occupied-europe/non-jewish-minorities/#.VkyYs3arSM8