Holocaust Culminating project

Dry Timber (foundation for the holocaust)

Eugenics: the science of improving a human populationby controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics. Developed largely by Francis Galton as a method of improving the human race.

Spark (the fire has begun, the Nazis views and policies are being spread outward into the media)
Favorable weather ( world war 2 and the cowards who don't stick up for their fellow human beings)

Anti Semitism and eugenics placed Jews as a sperarte race and below every other human being naming them subhuman and unworthy of life. Though subtly hidden and not prominent to everyday life before the contryol of Hittler manifested during war, pre war predjeduice had already been established. These conditions let these views grow into the attempted annialtion of the "Jewish race"

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.

State Sponsored Terrorizm

"the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear."

"After Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany in January 1933, he moved quickly to turn Germany into a one-party dictatorship and to organize the police power necessary to enforce Nazi policies. He persuaded his Cabinet to declare a state of emergency and end individual freedoms, including freedom of press, speech, and assembly. Individuals lost the right to privacy, which meant that officials could read people's mail, listen in on telephone conversations, and search private homes without a warrant." (Ushmm)

Nazi officer confiscating Jewish possessions to go towards the wealth of Germany

MARCH 1933


The SA (Storm Troopers) attack Jewish-owned department stores in German cities in an attempt to segregate Jews from the rest of society. Local police, not yet under Nazi control, unsuccessfully attempt to stop the attacks. Members of the SA continue the rampage and enter courtrooms, dragging Jewish lawyers and judges into the streets where they are subjected to humiliating public acts. These attacks are publicized by international Jewish organizations and the press, which urge a boycott of German goods. In response, the Nazis organize a nationwide boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany, blaming Jews for anti-German tone of the international press.(SA was ran by the government)


"is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another individual or group. The most common forms are religious persecution, ethnic persecution and political persecution, though there is naturally some overlap between these terms."

Jews are not wanted here

This photo was published in a children's book, teaching children stereotypes such as a big nose. This propaganda taught people that they were above another human being because of the way the looked.

"In the modern era, antisemites added a political dimension to their ideology of hatred. In the last third of the nineteenth century, antisemitic political parties were formed in Germany, France, and Austria. Publications such as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion generated or provided support for fraudulent theories of an international Jewish conspiracy. A potent component of political antisemitism was nationalism, whose adherents often falsely denounced Jews as disloyal citizens." (Ushmm)

In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws racially defined Jews by “blood” and ordered the total separation of so-called "Aryans" and "non-Aryans,” thereby legalizing a racist hierarchy.

Systematic Anialation

constant and planned killing

The Nazis moved inmates from trains through ghettos and concentration camps into gas chambers.

By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. (Ushmm)

Over 6 million innocent lives were wiped off the face off the earth because they were considered to be part of an ethnic group that some didn't even associate with. No one knows why but Hitler had a negative prefixed opinion about Jewish people and this hatred was embedded into the Nazi party. So when the Nazi party begun to take over much of Europe many ethnic groups were at risk such as Roma. By the end of war the death tolls of all non Jews were similar to the toll of Jewish people. A quote from Nobel prize winner Ellie Wiesel truly is the best way to explain why Jew were the main target, " not all victims were Jews but all Jews were victims".
Concentration camps across Europe
Transportation to killing centers
"Even the element of fate in a person’s life does not dispose of individual guilt, I know that. What I hope, dare to hope, is that you might be able to understand—not excuse—the wrong and even evil steps which I took and which I must report, and that such an understanding might form the basis for a lasting dialogue."


“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” ― Primo Levi
Families seperated
Names removed and replaced with numbers (not human)
Forced to wear striped pajamas and to stand in formation from hours to days on end
Starved, shaved and barren
Child hoods stolen

Non Jew victims


“These people will obviously be publicly degraded and dismissed and handed over to the court. After…they will be…taken into a concentration camp and in the camp they will be shot while escaping”(1). This is an overall description of the fate of the homosexuals in Nazi Germany. In Frank Rector’s book Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals, he discusses the events of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. It was written like a history textbook, which meant that it was very informative in terms of dates and events, but also was able to analyze it from a personal point of view. He discussed thoroughly his frustration with the lack of information about the homosexual victims, the events surrounding Ernst Rohm’s murder, as well as how the Nazis used propaganda against gays. -Heydrich Himmler
"Similar to this, the Danish King who allegedly wore the Star of David to show his support for the Jewish victims willingly sent off his homosexuals"

Imprisonment, loss of civil rights, persecution, and tests done on them in extermination camps, considered enemies of the state.


“[The deportation] affected us greatly. But I never lost my belief in humanity. Some tried to shoot us; others took what they had from their pockets—a chocolate—to give us to eat. There are good and bad people everywhere.” –Anuta, age 70
"From archival sources, the logistical aspects of the deportation emerged. Under the leadership of Marshal Ion Antonescu, the Romanian government deported over 25,000 Roma to camps in Transnistria, a region in the Soviet Union occupied by Romanian and German forces during 1942–44. Allied with Nazi Germany, Antonescu’s military regime was encouraged to rid Romania of “undesirable populations,” namely Jews and Roma."

Sterilization,arrest,forced tests, racial biases and sent to ghettos and death camps.

The disabled

Forced sterilization, and euthanasia.


Click ⬆️ for full docuement concerning the physically and mentally disabled

On July 14, 1933, the German government instituted the “Law for the Prevention of Progeny with Hereditary Diseases.”

This law called for the sterilization of all persons who suffered from diseases considered hereditary, including mental illness, learning disabilities, physical deformity, epilepsy, blindness, deafness, and severe alcoholism.

Resistance and Rescue

The Warsaw ghetto uprising in the spring of 1943 was the largest single revolt by Jews. Hundreds of Jews resisted the Germans and their armies in the streets of the ghetto. Thousands of Jews refused to obey German orders to report to an assembly point for deportation. In the end the Nazis burned the ghetto to the ground to force the Jews out.

"Although they knew defeat was certain, Jews in the ghetto fought desperately and valiantly."-ushmm

Denmark was the only occupied country that actively resisted the Nazi regime's attempts to deport its Jewish citizens. On September 28, 1943, Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz, a German diplomat, secretly informed the Danish resistance that the Nazis were planning to deport the Danish Jews. The Danes responded quickly, organizing a nationwide effort to smuggle the Jews by sea to neutral Sweden. Warned of the German plans, Jews began to leave Copenhagen, where most of the almost 8,000 Jews in Denmark lived, and other cities, by train, car, and on foot. With the help of the Danish people, they found hiding places in homes, hospitals, and churches.

Rescue boat

I hope as teaching on the Holocaust continues to grow and is finally getting the notice it respects, that all the lesser known groups such as Roma, Jahovis witnesses and Roma.

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