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Jewish Life During World War 2

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Chris Pilkati
Philosophy 219
Professor Johnson
April 24, 2013
Jewish Life during World War 2 Anti-Semitism – the hatred of Jews has traumatized Jews around the world for a long time. Most of this occurred during the holocaust, which started in around 1939, will be remembered throughout the world, not just among Jews but all people that inhabit the earth. The holocaust was severe tragedy that caused distress among all the people involved on the wrong side of it. It is known as the as the mass genocide of around six million Jews during World War 2. There was extermination by the German Nazi’s who followed their leader Adolf Hitler. On September 1, 1939 was the turning point the people because the most horrifying event was yet to happen. On this day Hitler began his reign and terror with his Autocratic leadership over the people of Germany. Adolf Hitler was on a mission to make the Nazi party the strongest power and have all people follow his reign. Hitler thought the Aryan race was the most intelligent and perfect race and sought out to exterminate all who were not. Hitler believed that the superiority of the Aryan race was being in danger of the Jewish race. Hitler also thought that the Jewish race, who was a small part of the population, were slowly taking over the country. While Germany was starting to take a turn for the worst Jewish owned companies started to take big hits as they were collapsing under financial pressure and declining profits. As part of Germany’s Reign Jewish owners were forced to sell out there companies to the Nazi-German government because of Aryanization policy put in place by the Nazi Government. Aryanization kept the non-Aryans from owning businesses and also made sure that all Jewish property to be owned by the Nazi’s. As all this began taking places Jewish people were losing everything being forced into poverty. Hitler wanted to...

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