What groups were targeted by Hitler for the final solution?
Many think that he just wanted to get rid of Jews but he had many others in his sights.
Hitler targerted Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Russians, and those who were mentally or physically disabled.
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It appears that the decision crystallized in Septemeber-November 1941. 1. Originally, the 'Solution' was probably meant to be territorial, at least as far as German and Aust…rian Jews were concerned. Until 1940 the policy was to make life so unpleasant for Jews that they left Germany. In 1940 there was vague and completely unrealistic talk of dumping Jews on the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. 2. In Poland, the initial policy was 'ghettoization'. In 1939-40 Jews were herded into small areas of the larger Polish towns, such as Warsaw. These areas were sealed off, and and the inhabitants were given no (legal) opportunity to earn a living. The Nazis provided very little food and no medicines. There were frequent outbreaks of disease in these desperately overcrowded areas; other died of malnutrition. It was a form of killing. 3. When Germany attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941 death squads (SD-Einsatzgruppen) followed the German army and slaughtered Jews in mass open air killings. Later that year many Jews were deported from Berlin to Riga (in Latvia), which became a vast killing field. 4. At various time in 1941 Hitler discussed the next stage with Goering, Goebbels and Himmler. The point of this answer is to suggest that the decision was taken in stages and consisted of a series of decisions. Few historians now think that there was a master plan or blueprint in place in the 1920s, as was widely assumed from 1945 till into the 1960s.
Please see the related question.
Please see the related question below, which gives a fairly full answer.
The 'undermeshcen' although the 'final solution' was technically the 'final solution to the Jewish problem' so it was only the Jews. However gypsies, homosexual, asocials and …the Nazis political opponents were also sent to the death camps.
He sent millions of people to concentration and extermination camps where they were either worked to death or were killed in gas chambers.
he believed that they were a lower class of being
there were different specifics for each group, but in general terms; it was because he did not want them in German society.
The Final Solution was not a place, it was a government policy. It was the policy to eliminate the Jews.
Jews POWS Ethnic poles romani freemason Disabled people Mentally ill slovenes Jehovah's Witnesses Homosexuals Ethnic Slovenes slavs Ethnic surbs Negr…os Left Wing poloticians
Anyone who was not Jewish - the full title was the 'final solution to the Jewish question'.
mass killing of all the jews
The Jewish, Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, some of the Slavic peoples( Poles ,Russians, and others), Communists, Socialists, Jehovah's Witnesses , and homosexuals .
There was only one group targeted; the full term was 'The FinalSolution to the Jewish Question'. This is not to say that the Nazisdid not persecute other groups, just that 'Th…e Final Solution' wasa specific issue.