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.
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.