Throughout recorded human history the Jews have distingished themselves by keeping their culture separate from the major cultures in which they dwell. Due to this characteristic and refusal to fully assimilate they have often been ostracized. This is often a conveniently forgotten fact of American, British, Russian and French history although it is constantly recalled by all when it comes to German history.
The reason I mention this is that Nazi policies towards Jews in the 1930's basically returned the German government position to that of the nineteenth century. As in most societies, Jews had long been prohibited from certain occupations especially those where they could be influential over others - government, teaching, military, etc.
Following the collapse of the German Empire in 1919 and the abdication of the Kaiser, the very liberal republic which followed granted much more freedom to the Jews within German society. This did not last.
When Hitler came to power (only 14 years after the Kaiser left), he and his political party began a program to return the Jews to the position in which they had been previously. It is a fact the Jews trying to leave Germany in the 1930's often had a very difficult time finding a country that would accept them, due to policies similar to those in Germany existing in most parts of the world.
The 'Holocaust' of which we have all heard so much, did not begin until the 1940's, when Germany was isolated and cut off from the rest of the world by the British blockade.....point being that German policy up until the blockade was to cause the Jews to leave Germany / Europe. Once blockaded the anti Jewish programs in Germany took a nasty turn and out right murder became the norm.CommentThe above answer is inaccuate. It states, for example:
>>> "Throughout recorded human history the Jews have distingished themselves by keeping their culture separate from the major cultures in which they dwell. Due to this characteristic and refusal to fully assimilate they have often been ostracized." <<<
On the contrary, Nazi ideology and policy ***in Germany*** were directly very much against assimilated Jews, at those who since the early 1800s had assimilated, who weren't obviously different from other Germans, who didn't have odd or distinguishing customs.
The first steps towards the emancipation of the Jews in the German states date from 1812, and by 1871 all the individual states and the newly created German Empire had placed Jews legally on the same footing as other citizens. Many abandoned their religion and became 'more German than the Germans'. (Compare with similar developments in some other European countries). It was, among other things, the fact that they were integrating so successfully that bothered anti-Jewish ideologues.
From 1933-39/40, Nazi policy towards German Jews was to make life so impossible for them that they left Germany. By the start of WW2 in Europe, about half had in fact left. Nazi expansion and conquests brought many once again under Nazi control, however.
It was part of government policy to rid the nation of Jews.
not as a point of policy.
The Nazis followed Adolf Hitler, whose goal was to wipe out the Jews and conquer the world. Hilter was an antisemitist and believed that Germans were superior to Jews so Jews don't have the same right to live.
To get rid rid of the Jews who had apparently ruined their economy- or simply an excuse for genocide
To be taught to support the Nazis.
To be taught to support the Nazis.
The first undesirables imprisoned in the 1930s were political opponents: in the early 1930s in Germany there was much civil unrest, with the communists fighting against the Nazis, in the streets as much as in parliament. When the Nazis were elected into power, they were able to arrest their opponents and bring peace to the nation.
Soldiers found bodies piled up when they liberated the extermination camps.
Nazis killed Jews in the Holocaust.
Nazis and Jews are not alike in any way. Those people who say or believe that Nazis and Jews are alike are not only wrong, they are intolerant and bigoted. Nazis, the followers of Adolph Hitler, discriminated against Jews, and murdered or tortured many Jews in the Holocaust. Ask any Holocaust survivor, and they will tell you how the Nazis harmed the Jews. They will also tell you that Jews are not Nazis, and are not like the Nazis in any way.
The Jews were not a 'threat' to either the Nazis or to Germany.
Nazis transported the Jews by train mostly.
Nazis arrived after Jews.
The Nazis murdered two-thirds of Europe's Jews. So, to finish the sentence: The Nazis stopped the Jews from LIVING.
Germans persecuted Jews in a number of ways throughout the 1930s. Almost as soon as Hitler came to power, the Nazis began boycotting Jewish owned businesses, and they required Jews to mark themselves with a star. In 1938, Jews are openly attacked and Jewish businesses are ransacked. This was the precursor to the roundup of the Jewish people into the camps.
The Nazis put the Jews to death in the gas chambers.
The final solution was a fundametal change in Nazi policy towards the Jews. Up until that point the Nazis had either deported Jews or placed them in Ghettos or concentration camps and used them as forced labour. With the final solution the Nazis actively pursued a policy of deliberate murder of Jews on an industrial scale.
Read the passage below from Barack Obama's 2013 speech at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. What evidence does this excerpt provide to support the conclusion that Nazis pursued a policy of genocide toward Jews during World War
There seems to be a misunderstanding here. From 1933 till about 1940-41 the Nazis did their utmost to bully Jews in Germany into emigrating. Those who able to did so. From about October 1941 onwards, the Nazis moved to extermination as the sole policy.
That sounds a very unlikely explanation. Large numbers of Jews left Germany in the years after the Nazis came to power in 1933. In fact, until August 1941 Nazi policy in respect of the German Jews was to bully them into emigrating. I'd add that the birthrate among German Jews fell sharply in the 1930s.
Because the Nazis blamed the world's problems on the Jews and so their goal was to kill all of the Jews.
The Nazis made them legal stateless people. this way Nazis can kill Jews at their own will.
Removing Jews from public life in Germany had been a key feature of Nazi policy from the very outset.
Merkel suggests that most of the prisoners died in the camps.
Hitler and the Nazis hated the Jews; there was no jealousy involved.