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Chaper 25, Section 3: The Holocaust

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    The Holocaust

  • Kristallnacht

    On Noverber 9, 1938 the Nazi people went throughout Germany and Austria to loot and destroy the Jewish buisnesses. This includes their stores, hosues, and synagogues, which were their churches. After this event happened, the Jewish people's illusions of Hitler going out of power were ruined. They realized they needed to flee Germany in order to escape the rath of Hitler and his Nazi followers.
    Alex Scribner
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    On September 1, 1939, the invasion of Poland by the Germans started and brought some 2 million additional Jews under German control. The Germans needed a place to put the Jews so they developed ghettos to put them in. Ghettos were self-contained areas, usually surrounded by a fence, wall, or armed guards where Jews were forced to live. One of the most famous ghettos that were established was the Warsaw ghetto. 400,000 Jews were placed in here.
    Valerie Davis
  • Nazi's open Death Camps

    Nazi's open Death Camps
    In January 1942, the Nazi's opened up specially designed gas chambers that looked like showers at the Aushwitz camp in west Poland. There were six other camps liek this in Poland. Also, concentration camps were created. These were like prisons that forced labor. Death camps, which were much worse than concentration camps were created too. Deaths camps were made solely for the purpose of mass murder.
    Kelsie Larbig
  • Wansee Conference

    Wansee Conference
    In January 1942, the Nazi’s held a conference outside of Berlin to agree on a new tactic of the mass murder of Jews. Hitler decided that Einsatzgruppen, or mobile killing squads, was not the most efficient or fastest way of killing Jews and the Nazi’s needed a new method to kill the Jews. This conference became known as the Wannsee Conference. At this conference, the Nazi’s developed a plan to destroy all of the Jewish people.
    Seth Swagger
  • War Refugee Board (WRB)

    War Refugee Board (WRB)
    In January 1944, President Roosevelt created the War Refugee Board (WRB) to help the Jews being murdered by the Nazi’s. Even though the United States knew about the mass murder of Jews since 1942 and didn’t develop the War Refugee Board until 2 years later, it still saved many lives of the Jews. WRB funded the Swedish diplomat and Raoul Wallenberg gave passports to Jews to enter Sweden, saving thousands of Hungarian Jews. WRB also brought about 1,000 Jews to the U.S.
    Ben Engles