Steps to Death
- The Jewish have no right to live in Germany as a citizen.
- There was a law introduced known as the Nuremberg Laws of citizenship of September 1935
- Only Persons of German or related blood would enjoy the protection of the German empire.
- Marriages between Jews and Germans were forbidden.
- Extramarital relations between Jews and Germans became a crime.
- Jews were forbidden to fly the national flag.
- Other legal measures against the jewish community include:
- Boycott of Jewish businesses
- Expulsion from government services
- Forced selling and confiscation of their properties
- Besides this, Jewish properties were vandalized and looted, houses attacked, synagogues burnt and men arrested in a pogrom in November. 1938, remembered as ‘the night of broken glass’
Stage 2: Ghettoisation 1940 - 1944
- The jewish have no right to live in Germany among Aryans.
- Separate identification marks were given to the jewish people.
- From September 1941 , all Jews had to wear a yellow Star of David on their breasts.
- This identity mark was stamped on their passport, all legal documents and houses.
- They were kept in Jewish homes in Germany and in eastern ghettos such as Lodz and Warsaw.
- These places became epicenters of extreme misery and poverty.
- Due to deprivation and poor hygiene , the ghettos brimming with hunger, starvation, and disease .
Stage 3: Annihilation 1941 onwards:
- Atlast , Jews have no right to live.
- They were charred in gas chambers in Poland and other parts of the east, most notably Belzek, Auschwitz, Sobibor, Treblinka, Chelmno, and Majdanek.
- Mass murders were carried out within minutes with scientific precision.