Nazi Party

The Nazi Party was a German political party of National Socialism. Founded in 1919 as the German Workers' Party, it changed its name to the National Socialist German Workers' Party when Adolf Hitler became leader (192021). The nickname Nazi was taken from the first word of its full name, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. The party grew from its home base in Bavaria and attracted members from disaffected elements throughout Germany. It organized strong-arm groups (later the SA) to protect its rallies.

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Which groups did the Nazis target as victims?

They detained anyone they deemed a threat to the state, war effort, or Germanic culture.

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Is it illegal to draw a Nazi sign?

weirdly it is not illiegal to draw one its just illegal to wear one like the white NAZI

soldiers did ........ also its illegal to draw and/or wear it if you mean it

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What did the Nazis do to the Jews?

Simple answer: They systematically harassed the Jews, made it impossible for them to earn a living, sent them to ghettos, seized their possessions, enslaved them and killed them.

Every single Jewish Holocaust story is different, and it differs from every country. Here's a small list of what Nazis did to Jews:

Before the Mass-Murders
  • Jews were prohibited to walk into many stores, restaurants, etc.
  • Jews had to be identified with a Star of David. (Danish Jews, however, did not have to wear the Star) and had to have a J on their passports, etc.
  • Jews had to give up jewelry, food, etc.
  • Jews had reduced rations on their cards.
During the Mass-Murders
  • Polish Jews were forced in ghettos, then moved toy camps like Auschwitz.
  • Jews were forced in cattle-cars from anywhere to 2-7 days without food, water, etc.
  • Jews were beaten, starved, etc.
  • Jews were threatened
  • Some made unrealistic and grotesque experiments on Jewish people.
  • Jews were gassed and burned.


1. In Germany Jews were persecuted with growing intensity from April 1933 onwards.

2. 1933: Most Jews were banned from working in the public sector, from higher education and from working in the media.

3. 1935: The Nuremberg Laws in effect deprived German Jews of citizenship.

4. 1938: Jews banned completely from the professions.

5. The Night of Broken Glass (9-10 November 1938) - Organized, large scale violence against Jews on 9-10 November (and longer in many parts of Germany). About 30,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps and 2,000 of these were dead within six weeks.

6. 1939: Jews forbidden to own businesses. Jews forced to live in designated apartment blocks marked with a huge J over all entrances. When World War 2 broke out in September, further restrictions were imposed on Jews. For example, they were not allowed to own pets or radios and had to stay at home from 9pm till 6am.

7. September 1939 onwards: Invasion of Poland and later other European countries greatly increased the number of Jews under German control. Ghettos (sealed off Jewish districts) established in Poland.

8. 1941: Following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union (June), mobile killing units (SD-Einsatzgruppen) went into action behind German lines, slaughtering the Jews (from 25 June 1941 on). September - Jews forbidden to leave Germany and German controlled territory and ordered to wear a yellow Star of David. October - first deportations from Berlin and other German cities to 'the East'. In practice, this meant that they were taken to 'killing fields' in Latvia and Belarus. Some were dumped in ghettos in Poland.

9. 1941: 8 December - routine mass gassings start at Chelmno. Start of the 'Final Solution'.

10. 1942: Wannsee Conference (20 January) establishes full coordination between the various branches of the German state in carrying out the Holocaust.

11. 1942, March onwards: Further extermination camps come into operation: Auschwitz II (Birkenau), Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, with Majdanek as a kind of 'back-up' for use when killing facilities at the other camps had insufficient capacity! Holocaust lasts till 1945.

12. July 1944 on: First major camp, Majdanek, liberated by Allied forces.

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How were jews dehumanized in Nazi germany?

They were naked, unfed, unclean, and treated like dirt! How can these nazis be so heartless?

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What were the Nazi prisons like?

They were horrible. Pretty much nobody survived; the Nazis just killed and killed, and often used torture, forced labor and starvation as well.

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How did Jews in the 1930s regard the Nazi party?

The Jewish people in Europe at first didn't believe Hitler would take away their civil rights nor did they expect the "final solution". But from 1933 on, the situation became more and more dire for Jews in Germany. As word spread about what Hitler was doing, some American newspapers wrote about it-- but sadly, most did not. (There are several excellent books and articles about how the major newspapers like the NY Times totally downplayed or even ignored the murder of millions of Jews.) A few non-Jewish reporters, notably Dorothy Thompson and Edward R. Murrow, spoke out, but they were in the minority. America was still struggling with anti-Semitism in the 30s, so much of the coverage of the Nazi takeover was only read in the Jewish (ethnic) newspapers. Also, famous rabbis like Stephen S. Wise spoke out, as did entertainers like Eddie Cantor. Jews in general were horrified by what Hitler was doing and saddened that many in the US government did nothing to help till millions had died.

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Why did the Nazis kill the Jews?

One answer:

Hitler displayed classic signs of prejudice. He decided that the Jews, who made up about 1% of Germany, were somehow to blame for Germany's loss of World War 1, and made them into a convenient scapegoat. He also held very stereotypic beliefs about the Jews, accusing them of being disloyal, untrustworthy, and not capable of being "true Germans." Although Jews had lived in Germany peacefully for a long time and had made positive contributions to the culture, suddenly, the rhetoric about them changed. Hitler began talking about the Jews as if they were a disease, something that needed to be wiped out. He repeatedly made statements that blamed the Jews for whatever problems Germany was having, and encouraged non-Jews to fear and distrust their Jewish colleagues and neighbors. This became official Nazi policy, resulting in Jews being segregated, forced to wear a yellow star, and ultimately sent off to concentration camps.

Hitler and the Nazis enforced a doctrine of "purity." They believed that only white people (preferably with Nordic features), were the ideal, and that these "Aryans" were the 'pure race' of Germans. Hitler lashed out at anyone who did not conform to this image and the Nazi policy was to eliminate the impure races (he created the myth that the Jews were a race, as well as a religion). Hitler also was the enemy of anyone who was not "perfect"-- in addition to killing more than 6 million Jews, he also ordered the deaths of people with mental retardation, dwarfism, etc. And while the Nazis saved their worst treatment for the Jews, they also persecuted many Christians who were believed to be enemies of the government, as well as Gypsies and other groups considered unfit for the new German empire. Hitler's policy was that all members of the groups he labeled as "undesirable" needed to be killed, in order to have a perfect country.


Christopher Browning and many other historians see the killing of Jews in the Holocaust as part of a wider campaign to rid the world of 'Jewish Bolshevism'.

The media and the schools accepted and promoted Hitler's rhetoric. The Nazi Party was masterful at spreading propaganda, so even though there was no evidence that the Jews had done anything bad, it did not take long before the average German was repeating what Hitler had been saying. And although all of the accusations against the Jews were false, having one group that could be used as a scapegoat was very effective. Hitler was successful in persuading the vast majority of Germans that all the problems in Germany were caused by the Jews. And once this was the common belief, the next step was finding the right solution -- which meant getting rid of the Jews.


It has to be understood that there is a difference between the use of the Jews as a scapegoat, or as a political tool to unify the country and actually killing them (as the question asks).

Many (in fact most) western countries were prejudiced against the Jews, but it was the Nazis who did the killing, the reasons for this transcend mere antisemitism.


Two other points that have been discussed in documentaries are:

1. His grandmother (father's mother) worked in a Jewish home when she was young. After she left the home she had a child out of wedlock (his father) and the assumption that the father was someone from that household was implied.

2. When Hitler was young he tried to make it as an artist but he had a tough time. Some of the establishments that he turned to for help (food, shelter, etc.) were run by Jewish families and he felt he was mistreated in those settings.


It is not at all clear why having a Jewish grandparent (if he did) would have made Hitler want to kill Jews. In any case, Ian Kershaw, in Vol. 1 (Hybris, Penguin Books, 1998, pp. 7-9) of his highly acclaimed two volume biography of Hitler says that there is no evidence that Hitler had a Jewish grandparent.

Kershaw also says elsewhere that the earliest solid evidence of Hitler's antisemitism dates from 1916.

Another Answer

This question implicitly has two parts. The first is a question as to the rationales that the Nazis believed in to justify Anti-Semitic beliefs and the second is a question as to why the Nazis felt the need to kill the Jews as a way to solve these Anti-Semitic concerns.

The Reasons for Anti-Semitism in Germany during that period are numerous, but some of the more important reasons were the following:

1) Decay of the German State: During the 1800s, Jews began to become more integrated in German National Life. They served in its government, its military divisions, and its industry. As was typical of Western Europe, the Jews had more of a hand in the higher echelons of government than their population percentage would account for. The Nazis saw this increasing Jewish percentage in the government as a slow takeover of German policy and a corruption of the German people. They contrasted the great victories under Bismarck with the depressing failure of World War I and noted how a much larger percentage of soldiers in the latter war were Jewish. There was also the sentiment than in the early 20th century, values were beginning to ebb (this is similar to current politics in the United States) and the Jewish integration in the German apparatus (becoming teachers, lawyers, doctors, etc.) was to blame for this recession of values as opposed to modernity as a process.

2) Nationalism: Germany was brought together under the Nationalist conception that all peoples with German culture, history, and language should be united regardless of which principality currently held control. The German self-conception also had an ethnic component, holding that the perfect German was blond and blue eyed. Regardless of the fact that the majority of Germans were dark haired, Jews stuck out like a sore thumb because they overwhelmingly had darker hair. In addition, the idea of a German Jew was still rather new and both Jews and non-Jews tended to see the Jews in Germany as being part of a vast Jewish network and that these Jews just happened to be in Germany. The Nazis capitalized on this cosmopolitan sensibility by claiming that Jews' allegiances were not to the German State, but to secret Jewish Councils organizing world events.

3) Economy: Whether it was true or not, there was perception among Germans and the Nazis in particular that Jews were wealthy individuals and had a higher per-capita income than the Germans. In many ways (because of the above two reasons) Germans felt that the Jews were "stealing" their money while they were poor and suffering.

4) Pseudo-Science: The late 19th and early 20th century was filled with radical new ideas concerning Social Darwinism. It was believed by the Pseudo-Scientific community (which was rather in vogue) that different groups of people or races exhibited different emotional traits that were linked to physical differences. This led to the belief that Jews were corrupt and thieving by their irreversible nature and that they could not be "cured" and brought up as proper Europeans. This formalized Racial Anti-Semitism in Germany and made the situation much more dire for German Jews.

5) Heresy: Although not as much an issue in World War II as it may have been 500 years prior, Jews were still considered the heretics who murdered the LORD and Savior. This helped to justify Anti-Semitism as the Jewish comeuppance for their accepting of the Christ Bloodguilt.

6) Hatred: (written by someone else) Because ppl hated them . . . . .not such a good reason, right? Its so sad . . . . . .

Why was killing the Jews necessary?

The answer to the second part, while cold, is brutally honest. The Nazis encouraged the German population to believe that this myriad of Anti-Semitic issues was ingrained in German Society by making it part of the national curriculum and teaching it to millions of German children. The Nazis proposed that the only way to improve Germany was to remove the Jews entirely. There were two options for such a removal: exile or genocide. Since no country was willing to take the Jewish population en masse (and this includes the United States and United Kingdom due to prevailing stereotypes there) the Nazis made the executive decision to commit genocide to "save Germany".


The Nazis blamed the Jews for every problem in the world and they accused the Jews of:

  1. Being Communists
  2. Causing World War 1
  3. Profiteering in World War 1
  4. Profiteering from the German Inflation
  5. Causing the Great Depression
  6. Causing Germany to lose World War 1 by fomenting unrest and revolution in Germany itself
  7. Undermining German morals by encouraging prostitution and homosexuality
  8. Ruining German art
  9. Trying to dominate the whole world
  10. From 1939 on Hitler accused the Jews of starting World War 2 (as part of a global conspiracy to destroy Germany and dominate the world).

They blamed them for all the hardship in Germany. At the time Jewish people where in positions of power and wealth. Hitler believed that people of Jewish faith where not looking out for Germany's wellbeing only their own self-interest. This is a flawed argument because many Jews had lived in Germany for hundreds of years and had served in the German army. The Nazi's had no problem confiscating the Jewish people's money and possessions and using them to enrich themselves. Hitler also believed that Jews everywhere where bad for society in this way and they should be removed. Originally the idea was to deport all Jews out of Germany, this became more and more impractible and so they came up with the plan to just kill instead of deport

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Nazi Party

What does Nazi stand for?

It stands for National association zepth international

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When did the Nazi party lose power?

on September 7, 1945, when Germany surrendered to the Allies.

Actually, the Nazi party was officially disbanded on 7 May 1945. This came about with the defeat of Germany.

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How did the Nazis persecute the Jews?

They encouraged the boycotting and destruction of Jewish-owned businesses. They passed laws prohibiting Jews from engaging in large areas of German professional life. They forced Jews into ghettos and concentration camps, where many died of disease or direct extermination.

They persecuted Jews in every way they possibly could. What started out as harrassment turned into vicious treatment by the media and became an all-out hate campaign. Unfair laws were then passed, making it increasingly difficult, and later impossible for Jewish people to live normal lives or even earn a living. Then began the forced deportations to ghettos, and later, death camps in the East. In between all of this was untold murder, imprisonment, torture, theft and destruction of property.

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Why was Albert Speer considered the 'Good Nazi'?

The most informative book that you can read on this subject was written by Speer himself and is titled . The principle reason that he is considered a good Nazi is his testimony at the Nurenberg war crimes trials. He claimed that he opposed slave labor,that he never knew about the mass murder of millions of Jews and that he countermanded Hitler's orders to destroy what was left of Germany rather than it fall into enemy hands. Since he was armaments minister and probably prolonged the war by excellent planning, he was given a long sentence and was 61 when released from a 20 year sentence. The contracdictions within Albert Speers own testomony are evidence that he was not the good Nazi. He said if Hitler ever had a friend it would have been Speer. But he claims to not have knowing anything about the final solution?

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Was there a parade supporting fascism in 1936 or 1937 in Boston?

Fascism in BostonAlas, there were a few such parades throughout the 1930s, and not just in Boston. In New York, pro-Nazi supporters held huge rallies at Madison Square Garden. Charles Father Coughlin, the bigoted "radio priest", had a very strong following in Boston, and the so-called "Christian Front," of which he was a supporter, held events in New York and in Boston. There is a very thorough essay about this; it's by Stephen H. Norwood, called "Marauding Youth and the Christian Front: Antisemitic Violence in Boston and New York During World War II." It's from 2003 in the journal American Jewish History-- I am sure any library could get it for you.
Germany in WW2
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What did SS stand for in Nazi Germany?

SS stands for "Schutzstaffel" (English Translation: "Protective Echelon")

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Was Hans Geiger a Nazi?

If by Nazi you are asking if Geiger was a member of the National Socialist Party, then Yes he was.

His work for the Nazi party, if completed, would have produced an atomic bomb. Only lack of access to Uranium and heavy water thwarted their efforts.

So he was both a declared Nazi and working towards their goal.

I think that's pretty clear.

History of Germany
Adolf Hitler
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When did the Nazis come to power in Germany?

As long as President Hindenburg remained alive, Hitler was not able to take full control of Germany. He had met personally with Hindenburg before his death and President Hindenburg reinforced what Hitler had already was told about Hindenburg's intentions. Hindenburg threatened to declare martial law in Germany unless Hitler curbed the excesses of the Nazi Party. Hitler feared that if Hindenburg had taken that step, the German army would seize control of the government and that would end Hitler and the Nazi Party.Upon Hindenburg's death in 1934, it paved the way for total Nazi control of Germany.

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What city was famous for the spectular Nazi mass demonstration?


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How were Hitler and the Nazi Party able to consolidate their position in Germany between January 1933 and August 1934?

Consolidation of the Nazi dictatorship, 1933-34When Hitler was nominated Chancellor on 30 January 1933 it was partly on the basis that he headed the largest party in the Reichstag, having gained 196 out of 584 seats (just under 34%) in the general election of November 1932. He was in coalition with the German Centre Party (Zentrumspartei) but still didn't have an overall majority. When Hitler became Chancellor, Goering became Interior Minister of Prussia, the largest of the German states and head of the Prussian police.

Hitler persuaded Hindenburg to call a fresh general election for 5 March 1933, arguing that the NSDAP had been unable to form a coalition with the Centre Party. At the end of February the Reichstag burned down. Hitler immediately blamed the Communists, whipped up anti-Communist hysteria and banned them from taking part in the forthcoming elections. (It was widely believed that the Nazis were responsible for the fire).

On 23 March 1933 the Reichstag passed the Enabling Law by a two-thirds majority (444 out of 647 - only the SPD voted against (94)) and enabled the Chancellor to rule by decree without even the need for approval by the President. In effect, the Reichstag then dissolved itself.

The first permanent concentration camp had been set up at Dachau the day before! The SA was unleashed on political opponents and several semi-official concentration camps were set up all over Germany. (Most of these were later closed).

April 1933-February 1934. A series of measures abolishing the federal structure of Germany and massively stengthening the powers of the central government.

May 1933. Decree issued banning all parties except the NSDAP (Nazis). Independent labour unions also banned at the same time.

- Also appointment of an official 'Reichsbischof' ('Reich bishop') who was put in charge of the Protestant churches, which were ordered to preach 'positive Christianity', free of 'Judaistic servility' ...


Second half of 1933. Further measures to strengthen the party and the central government. (Partial merger of state and party).

1933-34 Growing demands from Roehm and the SA. Roehm overreached himself by demanding that the armed forces (Reichswehr) be made subordinate to the SA. Hitler had Roehm and the leadership of the SA slaughtered in June 1934.

August 1934. Death of President Hindenburg. Hitler was declared President with the asistance of the military and declared himself "Fuehrer". No presidential election was held.

Also important: in 1934 the SS became fully independent of the SA. Himmler and Heydrich were put in charge of the entire terror apparatus.

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How could the Nazis be so cruel to kill Jews the way they did?

That is a question people have been asking ever since the war and there is no good answer. The only thing that can be said is that, sadly, what they did is not unique. History is filled with similar acts of savage barbarism committed by all cultures. From the 1930s to the 1950s Stalin killed over 20,000,000 people in Russia. In the 1970s Pol Pot killed over 2,000,000 people in Cambodia, and it only had 6,000,000 to begin with. The ancient Romans, civilised as we consider them to have been, massacred whole poulations when they thought it to be in their interests and enjoyed

watching people fight to the death in the gladiatorial games.

I think fundamentally the answer is that humans are basically savage in their nature and the veneer of civilization is thin. People can be raised and taught good values but if circumstances arise those values can be cast off very easily. One person, or a small group, doing something reprehensible can be made to be ashamed of it by the majority and that shame keeps people in line. But if *everybody* is doing it, then there is no shame in it, and order collapses.

The actions of the Germans can be put down, not to their own cruelness, but to their obedience to authority, This was shown in a psychological experiment by Milgram, who wanted to investigate the reasons for the obeying of authority during Hitlers regime. He discovered that members of the public would give electric shocks they thought were harmful to other people if told to do so by a man wearing a labcoat. This implies that it is our own obedience to authority that can cause behaviour that culminates in the death of millions.

The 'obedience to authority' defense, at least in the German's case, is a flawed one. If the German massacre of 10 million people, 6 million of them Jews, can be attributed to obedience, then it would be fair to assume that there would be few cases of individual Germans murdering Jews without orders to do so. This, unfortunately, is not the case. Individual cases of German soldiers killing Jews without orders is in the tens of thousands. Many of these killings occurred before the holocaust even began - during the time Jews were imprisoned in Ghettos.

While obedience to authority is a way to "justify" German cruelty (see cognitive dissonance) it does not truly explain it.

Germany was spiritually and morally bankrupt as a nation. It had swapped the gospel of Jesus Christ for humanism. The idea of a master race can not take hold in a God fearing, kindly nation. The people of Germany swapped the true Messiah for Adolf Hitler. Their homes had shrines to him and their state churches had Mein Kampf on the alter instead of the Bible. Their rallies were a moving as a church service and their evangelist was the Fuhrer and his message the gosel of hate. Combine propaganda, godlessness,humanism with hatred and militarism and the world was plunged into darkness and conflict. In his last breaths Hitler was still cursing the Jews before he put a bullet in his head and saw Lucifer face to face. Then he knew God's judgment and met the being that would torment him forever as he had tormented so many others.

However, this "answer" does little to explain the Spanish Inquisition, the massacre of Native Americans by the Puritans, or the crusades; all of which were devout Christians murdering non-Christians because they were different from them.

Germany was in bad shape and Hitler needed a scapegoat to blame every bad thing happening to Germany on. Jews made around 2% of the German population and most of them were much better off than the rest of Germany. Hitler used propaganda to encourage and increase hatred for the Jews.

Nazi's who helped Jews or were sympathetic towards them could be punished or killed - this made sure that most of the Nazi's were cruel to Jews.

I think they did it, as many societies had in the past had done, because they saw Jews as an easy and defenseless group of people who's wealth ( although most of them where probably poor ) - could be re-purposed for the war effort. Therefore they created an almost cult-like society where Jews where demonized - this time not on religious but racial grounds - and used as slave labour and had their property and belongings stolen, so that the Nazi regime could use it for the war. And due to Nazi propaganda and the fact that Jews had probably remained separated from the rest of society for centuries, the Germans had little difficulty in internalizing the disgusting racial lies against the Jews so that they would be more detached from all the atrocities committed against them.

Nazi propaganda told people that the Jews were genetically inferior to the Germans, that they carried disease - and Communism.

Out of blind hatred.

This is a perplexing question that I have been steadily pondering for years. Germany had found herself in a terrible economic state post WWI, and most of the country was living in poverty - like the "I-can't-afford-food poverty." Jewish businesses in general, weathered the storm and continued to operate. Jews tended to be very well educated, motivated, and successful. The Germans saw this as a threat and decided to blame the Jews for all of their problems. The average ignorant German grunt had probably been utterly brainwashed by Adolph Hitler, so he actually believed the Jews were evil. Combine ignorance, depravity, jealousness, hatred, religious prejudice, and Nazi ideals with German ingenuity and efficiency, and you've just baked a hot nasty world war. Honestly though, I'm like you - I can't and probably never will understand how they could have been as disgustingly lowlife, malicious, and putrid as they were - especially the infamous SS. It was really a step backward for humanity, and it just shows you how low we can go. We must never forget, and it must NEVER happen again.

The key problem wasn't so much poverty or jealousy, I think. The real trouble was that the Nazi regime subscribed to conspiracy theories. These claimed that the Jews were scheming to dominate the whole world, mainly by spreading Communism. Despite all the talk about the Jews being inferior, these conspiracy theories claimed that the Jews were diabolically cunning, that they hated Germany and were in competition with Germany's bid to dominate Europe or the world.

As for the question of ignorance, it was often wilful. Until about 1930 Germany prided itself on an outstanding education system ... To cap it all, the commanders three of the four Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units), which slaughtered Jews in open air killings in the former Soviet Union, had doctorates! One, Otto Rasch, even had two ... and is generally referred as Dr. Dr. Rasch. A further 11 senior officers in the mobile killing units also had doctorates.

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Where did the Nazis kill the Jews?

Mainly in concentration and death camps throught Germany, Austria, Poland and Czecklovakia.

they were also shot to death in numerous smaller spot before the death camps were made a ss trops woudl take a towns its Jews to a spot i nthe forest and shoot them their after this was prooving inefficent they tried using trucks with their exhaust put into the back as in chelmenaue then taken to a forest and buried there after that the concentration camps and death camps were made

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How did the Nazis kill the Jews?

They used:

  1. Mass open air shootings.
  2. Extermination camps.
  3. Many Jews were worked to death by being forced to do heavy manual labour on grossly inadequate rations.
  4. Many Jews were forced to live on very little food in desperately overcrowded and insanitary ghettos, especially in Nazi-occupied Poland. Many died of disease and starvation.
  5. In the final few months of the war some were killed on death marches.


After the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, mobile killing units following in the wake of the German Army began shooting massive numbers of Jews and Roma (Gypsies) in open fields and ravines on the outskirts of conquered cities and towns. Eventually the Nazis created a more secluded and organized method of killing enormous numbers of civilians -- six extermination centers were established in occupied Poland where large-scale murder by gas and body disposal by cremation were systematically conducted. Victims were deported to these centers from Western Europe and from the ghettos in Eastern Europe which the Nazis had established. In addition, millions died in the ghettos and concentration camps as a result of forced labor, starvation, exposure, brutality, disease and execution.


In the beginning the Jews were primarily shot. Execution squads would drive large groups of Jews to remote locations (usually in forests) and shoot them there. Sometimes mass grave were prepared beforehand, sometimes the victims had to dig them.

However, it became quickly apparent that this method had several flaws. First, it was "inefficient"; the amount of manpower and equipment (bullets, trucks, gas) needed was so much, that the goal of the extermination of all Jews in Europe would not have been attainable. Also, the direct involvement of soldiers with the mass executions caused psychological problems.

The next step was gas trucks, which had gas chambers big enough to hold about 100 persons mounted in the back. But again, while more efficient this too did not achieve the numbers desired by Nazi leaders.

That was when plans were drawn up for centralized Extermination Camps, in which the Jews were herded into large chambers (800-1200 in Auschwitz) under the pretense of being disinfected or deloused - the Nazis even went so far as to hand out soap and towels to elicit cooperation to the last moment - just to be then poisoned using HCn, Hydrogen Cyanide (released from "Zykon-B") , in a process lasting up to 20 min. Afterward, depending on location and/or time frame, the bodies where either dumped in mass graves or cremated.

Many victims died of diseases they got from the poor hygiene and nutrition. The Holocaust Museum website, as well as the Anne Frank memorial website, offer much more information. Some of it is disturbing, however.

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Why was the Nazi party more popular when Hitler was released from jail?

He just became leader because he wanted it. He told Dreschler that he wanted power and that if he didn't get it, then he'd form his own party. Hitler's philosophy was if you want something take it, Don't ask!

AnswerHitler became the leader of Germany through the parliamentary electoral system. In the elections, Hitler's party, the National Socialist Workers' Party, won the largest number of seats in the parliament (though not a majority of all seats). Since Hitler was the leader of that party, he was appointed by the President as Chancellor (a position similar to Prime Minister).


Well, because Hitler was released, Nazis were happy!Also because Hitler wrote a book in prison called Mein Kampf (My Struggle) to show what he has been through to get this far!

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Why were jews persecuted during the holocaust?

Because Adolf Hitler believed that Germans, being inherently superior human beings, were threatened to their very existence by the inherently inferior Jews. The threat to the Supermen from the Subhumans was so great that the only option was to exterminate them as though they were vermin.

Michael Montagne

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What are some similarities between fascism and nazism?

similarity between nazism and fascism :

both believed in one man rule and did not believe in the republic form of government.

they believed in crushing their opponents. They believed in conquering the world and rejected all the treaties signed by them. But both helped in making the economy of their countries strong. Both also believed in a strong military and used it to great use. M.J.KHAN WAZIR.03454347457 both are nationalistic.Fascism believes in Italian nationalism while Nazism believes in German nationalism.. both ware totalitarianism. they believed in expansionist policy.. they were anti communist.... M.J.KHAN WAZIR..03454347457

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Does the baath party still exist?

No it does not. After the American invasion, the Baathist party apparatus and anything affiliated with it, including the army, police services, and the bureaucracy in general, were disbanded. This process was known as debaathification.


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