Effects of Hitler’s Rise to Power on the Jewish Population and Other Minorities

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Imagine an entire race being annihilated off the face of the earth because of one person’s hatred towards that race. On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler rose to power over Germany. On that same night, in glistening admiration, he looked out of the government building and witnessed a parade of Nazi troops marching with glee for their new leader. Hitler sliced the night air by stating, “No power on earth will get me out of here alive.” Hitler’s rise to power negatively affected the Jewish population by killing millions of Jews in various types of cruel and torturous ways, having a Nazi army under his belt, and treating the Jewish community as if they were scum on the bottom of his shoes.
There were times when the Gestapo would intrude into
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Within a few seconds, death illuminated the cell and all was silent.
Cremation pits were also used to dispose of the Jewish prisoners. They were about 25ft. wide, 150ft. long and 6ft. deep. The bodies would burn for 5 to 6 hours and after the smoke would wane, dusty bones and skulls would be left lying on the ground resting within a layer of white-hot ashes. Jews as well as Gypsies, Russians, and Poles, which were looked upon as “subhuman” by Adolf Hitler, were murdered by Germans during WWII.
Adolf Hitler controlled thousands of German Nazis of who extremely supported Hitler and his judgments. WWII had begun on September 3, 1939 after Germany ignored Britain and France’s demands for Germany to withdraw from Poland after they had launched a surprise attack on September 1, 1939. Nazis were looked upon as death eaters who would consume anyone in a heartbeat by the command of their leader or by a strong instinct of hatred. On November 9, 1938, a nationwide wave of attacks on Jewish businesses, homes, and synagogues was orchestrated by the Nazis. Thousands of Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps and almost 100 Jews were killed. This night is famously known as Kristallnacht, or ‘The Night of Broken Glass’. This name was established due to the glass that laced the streets from businesses and houses of which were bombarded by the Nazis.
Jews were herded into crowded ghettos as the Germans started gaining more

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