Breanna M Brown 4/18/10
*6 Theme*: Human Rights
institutional, physical or verbal. Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat, blaming them for Germany's economic and social problems. All Jews and non-Aryans were excluded from Germany society. They could no longer hold government jobs, own property or run their own businesses and many were killed for no reason. Many members of the German public were bystanders and did nothing to condemn the Nazi racial policies. This may have been due to the fact that they were content with other Nazi policies, which appeared to improve the disastrous financial and economic conditions in Germany. People were also afraid to speak out, as they were terrified of the brutality of the Nazis. At first, the Nazis forced Jews in Poland and other countries to live in ghettos and concentration camps. By 1941, however, German leaders had devised plans for the “final solution” of the Jewish problem which is well known as genocide, a deliberate attempt to eliminate an entire religious and or ethnic group. To accomplish this goal, Hitler had special death camps built in Poland such as Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka. The Nazis shipped Jews from all over occupied Europe to the camps. As the Jews reached the camps, they were stripped of their clothing and valuables and their heads were shaved. The young, old and sick were targeted for immediate killing. Within a few days, they were herded into shower rooms and gassed. The Nazis worked others to death or used them for their medical experiments. By 1945, the Nazis had massacred more than 6 million Jews in what became known as The Holocaust. This was uncalled for and a violation of human rights.
So as you have read, ALL human rights were violated for no apparent reason just because a certain ethnic or religious group is viewed different. They were all given degrading treatment.