Monday, 29 April 2013

The Jewish Question

     'The Jewish Question' was the name given to the debate over the appropriate status and treatment of Jews (the debate has been going on since the 17th century).  However in Nazi Germany,1933 'the Jewish Question'  mostly referred to the sense that having Jews in Germany was a problem for the country. This term was also used by advocates to increase antisemitism during Nazi reign in Germany.  When Hitler came to power he decided the Jewish race was going to be totally annihilated he called his plan  'the final solution to the jewish question'.  'The final solution to the jewish question' was the total genocide of the Jews also known as the Holocaust.  Hitler carried out this total genocide with mass open air shootings, concentration camps and extermination camps.  In total around 6  million jews were killed most of which were killed in extermination camps such as Auschwitz and Belzec, where the sole purpose was to kill jews, mainly by gassing them but also from working them to death in poor conditions.

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  1. Abby, why did Hitler and other Nazis use terms such as "The Jewish Question" and the "Final Solution"?

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    1. Nazis used the term "the Jewish Question" because they didn't know what to do about the Jews, they hated Jews and wanted to get rid of them but didn't know how to go about it. They used the term "The Final Solution" they had made a plan to finally eliminate all the Jewish people, it was their plan to "solve" their problem of the Jews.

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