Did the United Nations help Jews during the Holocaust?
No, the United Nations did not exist at the time.
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The Jews were kept in concentration camps and death camps in different places in Nazi-occupied territory. In Poland, from early 1940 onwards, the Jews were herded into ghettos, which were then sealed off. The food allowed into the ghettos was grossly insufficient. Later, the Jews were transported f…rom the ghettos to the extermination camps. (MORE)
Yes America helped the Jews in the Holocaust. ____ During the Holocaust (that is the actual genocide) the only help that the U.S. or any Allied country gave was indirect - by defeating Germany . There was no military action targeted at stopping the Holocaust itself. By the time the America…ns and other Allies reached the concentration camps it was far too late. About six million Jews had already been murdered. For most of World War 2 the Allies did not want to know about the fate of the Jews, although they were receiving regular reports about what was happening. (MORE)
yellow star during the holocaust Jews were forced towear a yellow star of david on their clothes.
The Jews did as they were told by the Nazis if they did not do as they asked they would have been killed.
By mandating that they wear a yellow star and by herding theminto ghettos. They were also kicked out of schools and places ofwork.
holocust Men and Women who were not Jewish could help Jews in many ways one of these was taking them into hiding this could be in their house or it could in the back of their business like Anne Frank. If the Nazi Parties found out you would be sent to a concentration camp orr prison with the Jewish… people. (MORE)
Just to be clear, 6 million Jews were brutally murdered. Nobody saved ALL of the Jews. Some of the Jews were saved in different ways. 1) German Sympathizers: A number of German Industrialists of which Oskar Schindler is the most famous, felt bad for the Jews, but could not express his sympathy f…or their plight without also being sent to the the Camps. He, like other sympathetic industrialists, made their factories exclusively based on Jewish labor and protected their workers quite vociferously from any harm. 2) Civilian Sympathizers: Many individuals in occupied countries hid Jews in their homes. (Anne Frank is a good example of this). Many nameless and unknown Europeans risked their lives to protect other human beings in what little ways they could. In Denmark, it was source of national pride to protect the Jews by coordinating their flight to neutral Sweden. 3) Foreign Diplomats: A few courageous foreign diplomats like Raoul Wallenberg issued fake papers to Jews guaranteeing them the ability to flee and live beyond the reach of the Nazi authorities who would want to kill them. 4) Foreign Armies: When Britain, the USA, and the USSR began to liberate the Nazi-occupied territories, they encountered the Concentration Camps, Death Camps, and ghettos and proceeded to liberate the prisoners. ______ There are nearly 14,000 Righteous Among the Nations. See Related Links below. (MORE)
Answer 1 In concentration camps food was very hard to get. During breakfast they were given 10 ounces of stale bread with a small piece of Salami, or 1 ounce of Margarine and brown tasteless coffee with NO sugar. At noon soup was given with old Carrots and Rutabagas. Dinner was Stale bread with …Margarine and Jam. Answer 2 Anything they could get - which wasn't much. Answer 3 During the Holocaust, the Jews that were in the camps ate one slice of moldy, rotten, stale bread about once every two days. They drank from puddles and therefore many died from serious diseases within the first few weeks. Answer 4 To generalise, the Jews did not eat much. In the camps the nutrition was the worst. There they were allocated about 100 calories per person per day, but many people would steal from this ration before it reached the intended recipient, leaving most often little more than flavoured water for the end user. (MORE)
some people tried and succeeded in helping individual Jews, no one could help them as a group.
Yes. The Danes secretly shipped nearly all members of their small Jewish community to Sweden. Improved answer: they weren't that innocent... Some of the Danes did help. But some of them also supported the brutal slaying of Jews. In the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, there is even a letter where …the danish king himself, states that he is not against the Nazis. The Danish kids are being told that Denmark helped the Jews, which is true, to a certain degree. But most of the country did nothing about it. My father knows a man who was killed by Danes, because he was a member of an organization that tried to help the Jews. There were also two concentration camps registered in Denmark.. but how often do we hear about them? Further improved answer: My eighth grade Holocaust play was about the way the Danes saved the Jews in Denmark. I was one of the playwrights and I had the lead role. And I'm Jewish, by the way. The Danes helped the Jews like no other nation did. If everyone had acted this way, there might not have been a Holocaust. Did everyone help? No. However, there were Danes who risked their lives to save many, many Jews. Ina Haxen, for one, and Professor & Mrs. Ege. The number of Danish Jews that would have died in the Holocaust were drastically decreased by the gentile Danes who stood up for the Jews. (MORE)
Yes, of course!! Many people helped out the Jews by providing food and shelter. Raoul Wallenberg was a famous Jew rescuer that housed Jews in Swedish buildings. Another rescuer includes Paul Gruninger who backdated Jewish passports to allow Jewish refugees to enter Switzerland
Some individuals helped: no country helped as a country. IMPROVE: It is true that no complete country, as one, had completely hid the Jews. However, in countries in Poland, many people helped hide thousands of Jews. The Poles and Polish Jews were allied with each other because they just wanted t…o protect their homeland and defend their freedom from the Germans that invaded Poland. There are some other country's people that helped. In Bulgaria, they managed to save their entire Jewish population from deportation and shipment to concentration camps. In Albania, the people stood and protected their Jews because they were Muslim, and they believed in their religious morals. (MORE)
During the perpetration of the Holocaust in Europe amid World WarII, the Jews were hated by many Germans, and also some otherEuropeans, for a variety of reasons. At root, however, it seemsquite clear that this hatred stemmed mainly from a deep-seated andterribly irrational prejudice, rather than any… legitimate conflictof interest or other justification. (MORE)
The Jews were singled out by the Nazi's during the Holocaustbecause they were seen as a threat for world dominance. Theybelieved that if this happened, they would destroy the Germans.
A German man called Oskar Schindler is one man who helped the Jews although it started out for profit because Jew labour was cheap. In the end though he ended up penniless from bribes and black-market purchases for the Schindlerjuden , or Schindler's Jews. Another person was Irene Gut Opdyke, a Pol…ish nurse who throughout the war was captured, beaten and raped. A lot more people helped despite the dangers. (MORE)
Answer 1 because Hitler belved that the Jews were the reason Germany lost WW1 and when he came in power he wanted to "unite" Germany again andby saying that he meant most of the Jews and many others. Answer 2 After World War 1, when Hitler was rising to power, people began togo against the Gover…nment for all the problems after Germany wasforced to surrender, therefore Hitler beleived it was mainly Jewishsoldiers fault for them losing the war. After this he began to haveviews on what he wanted Germany to be like... Answer 3 cause hitler wanted to gain control of the world! (MORE)
Once the Holocaust had started it was too late. The US, Britain and other countries should have allowed far more refugees in earlier.
if they were found out they were excuted on the spot or sent to the concetration camps for later termination.
Jews, and many non-Jews were tattooed during the Holocaust in order to identify each individual. It was Hitler's way of keeping tabs on it's population through the selection process, (ridding Germany of undesirables like Jews, Gays, etc.). Each number had it's significant meaning, for example: 01234…567. The "0" was possibly the persons RACE. Number "1" meant the person was good for LABOR. Number 2 meant the person's religion, and 3 possibly meant the person is headed for the GAS chambers. It was a simple system but needed a state-of-the-art managing mechanism. That mechanism was developed by IBM, (Industrial Business Machines). The only way to identify an individual was to check the Tattoo, on the persons arm, and compare it to the "Punch Cards", developed by the Nazis and with help from the U.S. Today, our Government is using more advanced identification for it's population. You can learn more by researching the following sites. ChoicePoint.com and RFID.com.yorgie (MORE)
Hitler built some prison camps in Germany during the 1930s-- the best known of these were Buchenwald and Dachau. Later, Jews were rounded up and deported from a number of the Nazi-occupied countries, sent to prison camps where they were usually killed. The most concentration camps were in Poland-- s…ix of them. For more detailed information, I enclose a link about the location of these camps. (MORE)
In Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe the Jews were dependent on the Nazis and their allies and collaborators for food.
The Jews were nobodies if they were to strong they would be killed and if they were to weak they would also be killed. They had to be good enough to work in work camps the Jews were worked to death.
The Nazis never gave the Jews a proper burial. Often, after being killed, they were simply thrown into huge pits. Trucks were used to simply dump them in. Sometimes up to 5,000 people were all thrown together to be buried. Overall, the Nazis were very cruel and could have cared less about how the Je…ws were buried. (MORE)
In the early stages of the Holocaust the corpses were buried in mass graves, but later they were cremated.
During the Holocaust in the sense of systematic genocide (1941-1945) the U.S. and Germany were at war. There was no direct contact between the two countries except in battle. Moreover, communications had been disrupted by war, and from September 1941 onwards Jews were forbidden to leave Germany an…d German-occupied territory. . The extermination camps were in Poland, which was largely inaccessible to the U.S. It was a very long way from American bomber bases. . Until spring/early summer 1944 the U.S. government was skeptical about the reports it had received. . Saving Jews had a low priority for the U.S. government. . All these points applied also to Britain.. Having said this, the Allies could have tried to bomb the rail network near Auschwitz. One of the reasons why the Nazis chose Auschwitz as the site for their biggest extermination camp was that is a major rail junction. They could also have urged resistance groups in Nazi-occupied countries to give a high priority to intercepting trains taking victims to death camps. There is only one (yes, one!) case on record of a resistance group stopping a train and freeing (some of) victims. (The train also carried armed SS guards, so a gun battle developed and the attackers weren't able to free all the victims). The incident happened in Belgium.. Obviously, it would have been best if the U.S., Britain and other Allies had accepted more refugees before the outbreak of World War 2. (MORE)
The US was fighting against Germany for the liberation of Jews. . ___ . None of the Allies was fighting "for the liberation of the Jews", and none of the Allies did anything aimed at slowing down, disrupting or halting the Holocaust. The Allies didn't want to know what was happening to the Jews. …During World War 2 they did nothing to help the Jews. . Obviously, with the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, the Holocaust came to an end, but that wasn't why the Allies fought. (MORE)
the truth is that us didn't help the Jew's. sure afterwards they let some into America but during the actual holocaust they did nothing to stop it. shame on them.
Death if they found out anyway or they would send you to jail for life
The non-Jews if they helped the Jews then then would be arrested and tormented and even killed. _____________________________ It would depend where, when and what kind of help: for example giving some bread to a Jew whilst they were on a Death March, though unlikely to get you killed in the f…irst instance, could easily lead to death if one repeated the offence. giving bread to a Jew in France or Holland might not even have been discouraged. (MORE)
they were punished or were killed. none who helped the Jews were just left alone.
They had to find a place for the Jews to stay, they ran the risk of being caught by the Nazis, and if they were caught they were killed or sent to a concentration camp.
Zionist Jews in Palestine did volunteer to assist the Allies fighting in Europe. The most famous of these was Palestinian-born Hungarian Jew Hana Senesh, who was captured by the Nazis and tortured to death. However, the Arab Palestinians assisted the British in preventing Jews fleeing from Europe… any refuge in the British Mandate of Palestine. Additionally, many Arab Palestinians were pro-Nazi during the period and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was actually forced out of Palestine due to his pro-Nazi activities. (MORE)
NO!! The Germans actually were killing Jews in concentration camps. The Germans looked below the Jews and thought of them as peasents. They were basically enemies. ___ Some Germans did help (or try to help) the Jews and in some cases suffered terribly for doing so, for example, Armin T. Wegner …and Heinrich Grueber. Both were sent to concentration camps for doing so. (MORE)
they walked...well actually they were forced to trek hundreds of miles through the snow and freezing temperatures, while wearing whatever scraps of clothing they could find. the Nazis forced them from one camp to another.
Those who lived at home would eat at home, though they may have had some as soon as they got it. Those in camps would generally have their food taken to them.
The Nazis had a major problem getting rid of the corpses of their victims and in the end found that cremation was the simplest solution.
Basically nothing. A few did things on an individual basis, but as a group; nothing. You will find the names of a few thousand Catholics who helped the Jews in 'Righteous among Nations", but the Catholic Church was an organisation that had during Hitler's leadership distributed encyclicals which w…ere read out all over the country at exactly the same time, it they wanted to do something to warn the people, or to get them to protest, they could have done. Though the help that individuals gave was good and was all that they could do, the Catholic Church could have done so much more. Roman Catholic Answer Too many things to be counted. Many bishops, from the Pope on down went out of their way and endangered themselves to issue baptismal and other documents, to hide Jews in monasteries and convents. The Church, as such, is a group of individuals, not a nation with an army and it helped as a group of individuals. Pope Pius XII did an awful lot that is just coming to light now, down to the individual Catholic in the pews who entered the service to fight the Nazis or the individual who hid the family next door. Unfortunately, there were as many Catholics who did nothing or worse then nothing, but the Church is comprised of sinners in every nation and you can not judge one with the actions of another. ADDITIONAL ANSWER FROM A PROTESTANT THEOLOGIAN: The Pope did not make a Worldwide Verbal Declaration against Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. He did help many Jews as you read above. But, many protestants complained that he did not take a strong stance against Hitler. Consider the Pope's dilemma. Italy had allied with Germany and it was dangerous for the Pope to take a strong stance against the Nazis. Hitler himself said that the Pope was the only one who never cooperated with Hitler. You see the Pope chose the road of avoidance and did all he could to avoid Hitler's demands and actions. The Catholic Priests around Europe did denounce Hitler and many were killed for it and for helping the Jews. In Belgium, one Priest openly protested against the Nazis and gave his church parishioners papers that denounced the Nazis. He was reprimanded for doing it but he kept up his work doing all he could do against the Nazis and to help the Jews. It is unfair to say the Roman Catholics did nothing. They did so some things just as the Protestants did. Remember the famous Christian German man Bonhoeffer was murdered by Adolf Hitler for his actions against the Nazis and for helping the Jews and Christians. Well, some of the people who were killed at the same time with him were Catholics. It is also important to remember the Germans were primarily Catholics. They had their religion banned by the Nazis. They lived in fear for their lives. Many were killed because of their active faith and their resistance actions. So it is unfair to say the Pope and the Catholics did nothing. They did do something and many died for their efforts. (MORE)
this question is debated by revisionists but YES. The fact is the Gestapo kept meticulous records of their prisoners. The einsatzgruppen murdered Jews and intelligentsia based on prepared lists. ALL concentration camp prisoners were listed, until the final months of the war when administrative activ…ity broke down. The lists were destroyed during nazi retreats. There is debate about a central list of all Jews. Heydricj at wansee gave a figure of 11 million Jews ; this list was compiled throughout Europe by the simple activity of reading telephone books and city tax rolls in every population cdentre in the GERMAN SPHERE OF INFLUENCE. Hoss himself admitted to six million being killed, the lists of those names travelled with accompanyonh train guards and were compiled at SS regional centres. ___ The only detailed records are of prisoners who were registered as slave labourers. As for telephone directories, what would they reveal? Missing Jewish names? And, by the way, Hoess never mentioned a figure of six million, and his confessions are not reliable ... Even the prosecutor at his trial said that the figure was too high. Hoess's memoirs are rather better. (MORE)
Germany passed this law called the Nuremberg Laws which strictly stripped Jews from a lot of things they were able to do. ___ Please also see the related question. Most of these laws and restrictions date from the period before the actual start of the Holocaust (in the normal sense of the s…ystematic mass murder of the Jews). The Nazi regime issued 429 decrees and laws in all against the Jews in Germany alone. The last of these dates from 1943 and was secret: it denied Jews the right to appear in court and said that any Jew suspected of a crime was to be handed over to the Gestapo (secret police) who were to deal with the person as they saw fit. If one adds those issued in Nazi-occupied territories the number is much higher than 429. (MORE)
Plenty of people helped the Jews the best they can. These neutral countries helped hide Jews within their borders. The Vatican City Sweden Spain Portugal Several Individuals, helped hide Jews the most famous being Oskar Schindler. Not to mention the Allies who came and liberated th…e majority of Jews in concentration camps. (MORE)
Lots of countries wanted to help, but few did. Pretty much all of the allies except a few countries tried to help. Also Bulgaria didn't send any Bulgarian Jews to concentration camps, even though they were an axis country for most of the war. So America, Britain, Canada, France, and other allies. … Also many normal non Jews living in Germany and other taken over countries rebelled against the Nazis and concentration camps. Norway especially. (MORE)
there was not much prosecution as they needed no trial, just the fact that they were Jewish was enough to condemn them.
Frank Foley was an official at the British Embassy in Berlin in the late 1930s and had a senior post in the passport and visa department. As far as possible, he bent or broke the British government's rules for admitting refugees to (1) Britain and (2) the British Mandate of Palestine. He sympathized… with the plight of the Jews and tried to admit as many as possible without getting caught by either his co-workers, his superiors or by the Nazis. On at least one occasion, he went to Buchenwald concentration camp in person, and secured the release of one or more Jewish prisoners on the understanding that they would be allowed into Britain without further ado. In 2010 Foley was nominated a British Hero of the Holocaust (BHH) as, for reasons that I do not know, he did not enjoy dimplomatic immunity and in addition to working in the passport and visa department of the British Embassy he was also a member of the Secret Intelligence Service. (MORE)
It would depend upon who you were, where you were, who caught youand what you did: Punishments varied from a warning to execution, punishments weremore severe in the east than in the west, where the laws/decreeswhere different.
Jews during the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied europe were putted into Concentration Camps. Jews who wern't in the Nazi Zones were lucky to survive and not to be involved with the Holocaust.
The main reason was that they could in some way help themselves or thier loved ones. For example Rumkowski helped himself and gained a lot of power by helping the Germans. The ghetto police helped because it meant that they could get food for themselves and their families.
People in many countries such as France, Germany and Poland did try to hide the Jews but the most effective ones were Denmark which only 51 out of 8,800 Jews were killed but countries like Albania and Bulgaria saved it's entire Jewish Population.
Whipping was one of many punishments. As the Germans had totalpower over the Jews, they could do what ever they wanted.
There is no 'should'. Should cannot exist without responsibility and an absolute rightand wrong. There is no way that people today can pass judgment onwhat happened seventy years ago. What one can ask is whether it was possible for other countries tohelp, then to also ask if it was practical. The …greatest questionis whether these countries were in any position for those questionsto even have been worth considering, namely in regards to whatinformation they had on hand to act on. (MORE)
What are you asking? Your question is somewhat absurd. They weresimply living their life wherever they happen to be living.