The Holocaust, The Forgotten Victims. This Report Discusses The Additional Victims Of The Holocaust, The Gypsies, Gay Men, Jahova Witness And Children Of Mixed Race Parents

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THE HOLOCAUST: THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMSbyTerry WatzlENG 105 - 24November 5, 2002OUTLINEI.HitlerA.Who was Hitler?1.Master race2.PowerB.Nazi partyC.AuschwitzII.The ForgottenA.PolishB.GypsiesC.Jehovah WitnessD.Disabled1.TwinsE.Africans1.Sterilization1.Adolf Hitler was the dictator of Germany from 1889-1945. He caused the death of an estimated 11,860,000, people between 1939 and 1945. It has been said that the holocaust was about the senseless murder of the Jewish people. This is not entirely true. Hitler did order the murder of over 5,860,000 Jews, but who were the other 5,000,000? Many people from the forgotten groups were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration camp run by the ...view middle of the document...

Hitler had a vision of a Master Race of Aryans that would control Europe. He used powerful propaganda to convince his followers that if they eliminated the people who stood in their way and the racially inferior, the "great Germans" would prosper (The Nazis, 1980).3.Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. The Nazis occupied this camp located in Poland during World War II. Beginning in 1942, the camp became the site of the greatest mass murder in the history of humanity. The majority of the men, women and children deported to Auschwitz were put to death in gas chambers as soon as they arrived. Those that were deemed able to work were exposed to inhuman living conditions, disease, punishment, torture and medical experiments. Over 50 percent of the captured died of starvation. The Germans dismantled the gas chambers, crematoria and other buildings when they knew that they had lost the war. They were trying to remove the traces of the crimes that they had committed, therefore most documents were burned.4.On August 22, 1939, a few days before the official start of World War II, Hitler authorized his commanders, with these infamous words, to kill "without pity or mercy, all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the living space we need" (Poland - Hitler's First Target for Annihilation during the Holocaust, 2003). By October 8, 1939, Polish Jews and non-Jews were stripped of all rights. The Nazis began rationing food and medicine, young Polish men were forced into the German army and the Polish language was forbidden; only German could be spoken. Hundreds of community leaders, priests, teachers, lawyers, judges, doctors and lawyers were executed in public, while most of the remaining upper class was sent to concentration camps where they later died. Non-Jews of Polish descent suffered over 100,000 deaths at Auschwitz alone. Men, women and children were forced from their homes with no warning and they were transferred to concentration camps in cattle cars in freezing weather; many died on the way. Polish children who possessed Aryan-looking characteristics were taken from their families and placed in German homes to be raised as Germans. For the first 21 months after the war began in 1940, Auschwitz was inhabited almost exclusively by Polish non-Jews. The first ethnic polish person died in June, 1940, and the first Jew died in October, 1942 (Poland, Hitler's First Target for Annihilation During the Holocaust, 2003).5.The Rom Gypsies were executed just because of their race. The Gypsies are a nomadic people that have been persecuted throughout history. The Nazis believed that the Jews and Gypsies were racially inferior and degenerate, and therefore worthless. The Gypsies were moved into concentration camps by the Nazis. Half a million Gypsies, almost the entire Eastern European Gypsy population, was wiped out during the Holocaust (Nazi Persecution of Gypsies, 2003).6.The...

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