Hitler continued to fulminate against the Jews, describing them as an alien, inferior race despite their distinguished contribution to German cultural and economic life throughout many centuries. He regarded them as being responsible for all the movements which the Nazis opposed, communism, pacifism, internationalism, and Christianity, as well as being a threat to "German racial purity. Many believed that the political hysteria would soon pass, that the common people would soon see Hitler for what he really was, or that, once in power, Hitler would modify his extreme views.
After all, they seemed to think, Germany is a civilized country; anti-Semitic riots could never happen here. They could not imagine that millions of people would be murdered for no other reason than that they were Jews. When, through various parliamentary maneuvers, Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany in , he immediately took measures to establish an absolute, totalitarian regime.
He outlawed all political parties other than his own, banned all literature that did not support his party or that was written by Jews or communists, and introduced a set of laws, the Nuremberg Race Laws, prohibiting Jews from interacting with, or marrying, Aryans.
Jews were forbidden to employ Aryans, and Aryans were discouraged from patronizing Jewish stores. Jewish property was confiscated, collective fines were imposed on Jewish communities, and even emigration was made difficult for Jews. The countries of the world gathered at Evian, France, in to discuss ways of absorbing the Jewish population of Germany, but no country was willing to provide a home for more than a handful of Jews.
Even countries like Australia and Canada, with vast tracts of uninhabited land, refused to allow large numbers of Jews to enter. After gaining power, Hitler set about rearming Germany, even though this was strictly prohibited by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. In , encouraged by the inaction of the European nations, Hitler proceeded to invade and annex, first, Austria, and then Czechoslovakia, each time assuring the world that all he wanted was "peace," and that this would be his "last demand.
The years since that Hitler had spent rearming Germany had not been militarily paralleled by the Allies the European countries, the United States, and Russia so that the outbreak of World War II found Germany vastly superior in military strength. This enabled German forces to rapidly overrun Poland, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, and France within a short space of time in and , so that within less than a year, most of Europe was occupied by Germany. The German troops were highly mobile and mechanized, strictly disciplined, and motivated by theories of national and racial superiority.
Not content with being master of most of Europe, Hitler then launched an attack against Russia in June, despite the non-aggression pact that Hitler had signed with Stalin in For over five years, Europe was a virtual slave empire under the Nazis. The people of Europe worked long, hard hours in farms and factories, receiving little more than subsistence rations in return, and millions of people were taken to Germany to work there.
In occupied countries, any resistance was crushed ruthlessly; hostages were executed in retaliation for the killing of a single Nazi soldier, listening to British broadcasts, or possessing anti-Nazi literature were all made punishable by death. Harboring Jews was punishable either by death or by being sent to a concentration camp.
The Nazis were as efficient in setting up the machinery of death as they were in manufacturing arms. Over the years, they perfected a system of obtaining lists of all the Jewish inhabitants of a particular place and making them all wear a distinguishing mark in the form of a yellow star, herding them into "ghettoes" and then loading them into crowded cattle cars and dispatching them by train to concentration camps.
There, they were either worked until they died, starved to death, or gassed. All through the war, the long trains of Jewish prisoners rolled through Europe, taking their human cargo to be killed.
Later, Jews were marched, or transported, from concentration camps outside Germany to other camps farther inland, many dying on these forced marches. The Nazis made sure that these Jews would be dead before the Allies could rescue them. Both prior to the war and throughout the war years, the Nazis continuously depicted the Jews as "vermin" and as "sub-human.
It did not matter that the events of the war years proved decisively that the Jews were poor, weak, and powerless.
In many countries of Europe, the inhabitants were rewarded for handing over Jews who had not yet been arrested. Here and there, however, some Europeans did risk their freedom, and even their lives, in order to help Jews and help conceal them from their Nazi oppressors.
In Denmark, the king himself declared that he and the entire population would wear the yellow star, in sympathy with the Jews. The Nazis used special terms, or euphemisms, to disguise their intentions and their treatment of the Jews.
These constituted a "code," which sounded fairly harmless to those — including the victims — who were not fully aware of their real meaning. Thus, the cattle trucks and trains in which Jews were sent to the concentration camps were only "transports.
By the time that the war had ended, millions of people had been killed or made homeless, exiled from their homes and separated from their families. Meanwhile, the systematic murder of six million Jews by the Nazis continued steadily and with brutal efficiency throughout all this chaos. When the war ended, the Jewish populations of Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, France, Holland, Yugoslavia, and part of Russia, embodying a unique and age-old culture, had been virtually wiped out.
Despite the efforts which the Nazis made to keep their systematic murder of the entire Jewish and Gypsy populations of Europe secret, most people knew, at least in rumored theory, if not in detail, what fate awaited those Jews who were "sent East. Throughout Holland, some Jews, whether as individuals or as families, were kept in hiding in circumstances similar to those of the Frank family.
There was a fairly active Dutch resistance movement, and this also played a part in ensuring that Jews were kept hidden and that their whereabouts did not become known to the Nazis. In some cases, Jewish people managed to place children who looked "Aryan" — that is, those who were fair-haired and blue-eyed — in the homes of non-Jews who, whether for money or out of humanitarian considerations, sheltered them in their homes. Removing book from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked pages associated with this title.
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To make it shortin the midst of WW2, The Frank family as well as a few family friends has gone into hiding for 2 years from the Nazis because they are Jews. Anne, a genius writer, has written the tales of their imprisonment into a great story. Required reading is always boring, but the book is actually really good. Forget about the questions and just read the book, for pleasure.
The Diary of Anne Frank is worth the read. The topic of the book is simple. Its the actual diary entries of a 13 year old girl whose family hides in an attic over some offices for two years in Amsterdam from the Nazis Might make you appreciate YOUR life a little more Anne Frank From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: June 12, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Died: Posthumously published writer Nationality: Stateless, nationality she desired: Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Frank and her family moved to Amsterdam in , after the Nazis gained power in Germany, and were trapped by the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
After two years in hiding the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Seven months after her arrest, Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp within days of her sister, Margot Frank.
Her father, Otto, the only survivor of the group, returned to Amsterdam after the war ended, to find that her diary had been saved. In he had it published in Dutch under the title Het Achterhuis: Dagboekbrieven van 12 Juni — 1 Augustus The Backhouse:
Primary Homework Help. Britain Since the s. by Mandy Barrow Through her diary "The Diary of Anne Frank", Anne called her diary 'Kitty'. Anne Frank did not become famous until after her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and after the liberation of all concentration camps. Otto Frank, the only surviving member of the.
The Diary of a Young Girl Questions and Answers. > Homework Help. The themes of Anne Frank's diary are developed through the cat-and-mouse .
A girl named Anne Frank wrote in a diary about what it was like to live during this time, and when we read that today we can understand what others like Anne and her family went through. Anne Frank homework help | Holocaust information for primary-school children | TheSchoolRun. Get an answer for 'In "The Diary of Anne Frank," what is the theme of the person Anne Frank?' and find homework help for other The Diary of Anne Frank questions at eNotes.
(–45), Dutch diarist. One of the most famous Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank penned one of the world’s most powerful accounts of Jewish life during World War II. Although Anne’s diary did not pertain directly to the Holocaust, its readers became personally acquainted with one of the millions of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, and the immense horror and tragedy of the. Step-by-step answers to all your high school and college homework FREE! So you'll be alright; you'll make it through another night. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank:: Homework Help and Answers:: Slader.