The Nazis of Adolf Hitler
had one primary objective: the total annihilation of the Jewish people.
Eventually though, the extermination included Gypsies, homosexuals,
the mentally retarded – in fact, anyone that does not fulfill
the German idea of the Nordic-Aryan master race. Beginning from 1933
when he assumed Chancellorship of Germany, up until his death in
1945, Hitler ordered, or was responsible for the deaths of over 6
In 1935, Germany enacted a new law that stripped Jews in Germany
of their citizenship. They were also prohibited from marrying other
Germans in the country. They lost their rights to vote, and along
with that, their rights for virtually everything else. The most damning
part of the new law was the requirement for all Jews to wear a yellow
Star of David as means of easily identifying them.
By 1938, on the night of November 9th, also known as the Night of
The Broken Glass, Nazis demolished every synagogue and other religious
The Nazis followed up with segregating the Jews in militarized townships,
denying the Jews food and other basic amenities. However, the ‘Jewish
Problem’, as it was termed by the Nazis, was still unresolved.
The issue was raised during the Wansee Conference, an event involving
all high-ranking Nazi officials, on January 20th 1942. They unanimously
agreed, with the blessings of the Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, that all
Jews would be killed in specially constructed concentration camps.
The camps were spread all over Europe and among the more notable
ones were Auschwitz and Treblinka in Poland.