Why did the Holocaust target the handicapped?
They targeted the handicapped because they were no use to the Nazis because they couldn't work. The Nazis were going about creating a master race of perfect human beings. Anyone who did not fit into Hitler's ideal person was targeted. That is why they exterminated who they exterminated: basically those who were not blond haired and blue eyed and those who were crippled/handicapped. It was known as euthanasia plan. Says omar.
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The handicapped were targeted by Hitler during the Holocaust because they did not fit into Hitler's view of a "perfect (Aryan) race/Germany" due to them having limitations as …a result of their disabilities, and he thus wanted to remove them from his country.
there was so many people killed that u coulnt even count it. disabled people were killed as a part of the T-4 programme, if disabled people were killed in the Holocaust, it wa…s because they were Jewish rather than their disability.
They usually killed them on the spot; ecxecution. If they didn't noticed that they were handicapped; they would killed them first than the others as soon as they found out and… took them to the Concentration Camps and killed them, shotting at them or pushed them with others for "the bath" and that bath usually meant bleach instead of water; until all of them died. These bath were a horrible torture because by this point; the women hair was shaved and the children too. Some bath were baths and others were lethal with chlorine; but they did not know which one will be the mortal one. That was one of the many psycological torture that the holocaust were submitted constanly.. Another method that they used for the handicapped is based in Eugenics . They sterilized the mothers' of the handicapped and the handicapped against their will. Ironically this idea that Adolf Hitler had; was based on a Law that was implemented in US between lates 20's and early 30's (the great depression).
Please see the related questions below. Possibly because Hitler had a very high position in the German government. This way he led the Germans to believing that Jews were th…e reason the Germans lost WW|. SO everyone hated them for doing this even though they didn't so it wasn't their fault. THis is how everyone targeted them.
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 Government 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!
I wonder if you are confusing the holocaust with World War 2. Please have a look at the related questions.
it was the closest country they could take over and it was going through a depression so they had basically no military so the just surrenderd
because they did not contribute to society.
The handicapped were killed in all sorts of ways but mainly they were shot or poisoned. However handicaps through war (eg. injured on service) were considered heroes - if they… were German.
Aryans, pure blood Germans, blond hair blue eye. Pretty much people that weren't Jewish, Homosexual, Mentally ill, Gypsy's, Handicapped etc..
the perfect race. IE- blonde, blue eyes, christian
because they were deemed to be a lower class of human being by the Nazis
The primary target in the Holocaust were the Jews . However,the gypsies, properly called "Romani" were hit hard. Other groupsincluded: -Homosexuals -Bible Students (Now call…ed Jehovah's Witnesses) -'Enemies of the Reich', or ones who were politically opposed toNazism -Persons with mental or physical disabilities -Resistors in conquered territories As an aside, the Romani peoples in today's world suffer fromdiscrimination, especially in Eastern Europe.
They were mercilessly slain, just like all other people in which Hitler did not want "poisoning" his "master race."
They were mercilessly slain and/or burned alive.
Some were experimented on, but most were sent straight to the gaschambers. The mentally disabled would have to have two doctors sign off onthem being euthenised, but generally… the second doctor would notsee the patient, just rubber-stamp the decision.