Doris Bergen's House Burning Theory
Three things are needed in Doris Bergen's house burning theory is dry timber, spark, and favorable weather. These three things all happened during 1933-1945. The first, dry timber which would be antisemitism which is defined as hostility to or prejudice against Jews; and eugenics definition is the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics. The next step is the spark, and which is caused by Hitler/the Nazis and for this to be the spark the Nazis created propaganda and laws against Jews making it easier for people to start hating the race and making it easier to side with Hitler and easier to side with his views. The last one would be favorable weather which during WWII this helped because people were worried about the war not so much about what was happening in Eastern Europe with Germany.
Jews from Przyrow are deported to the Treblinka killing center. Czestochowa, Poland, ca. 1939–1943. Source: US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jews from the Lodz ghetto are loaded onto freight trains for deportation to the Chelmno killing center. Lodz, Poland, between 1942 and 1944. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Human remains found in the Dachau concentration camp crematorium after liberation. Germany, April 1945. Source: United States Holocaust Mesuem
Jews carrying their possessions during deportation to the Chelmno killing center. Most of the people seen here had previously been deported to Lodz from central Europe. Lodz, Poland, between January and April 1942. Source Beit Lohamei Haghettaot
Jews captured during the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Warsaw, Poland, April 19-May 16, 1943. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.
Rescue & Resistance
One Resistiance group that came out of the Holocaust would be Sobibōr; which is in Poland it acted as a killing center for Jews. An underground group of inmates in Sobibōr came up with a plan to try and run away from the camp, and on October 14, 1943 the plan was in act and 300 people out of 600 made it out but didn't live to see the end of the war and the rest of the 300 people died moments later by SS officers.
Rescue during the Holocaust was scared not a lot of people did it but when people did they risked their lives and their families lies when doing it. One individual Raul Wallenberg saved some estimate of about 100,000 Jews by giving the, fake Swedish Passports for Jews in Hungry.