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Unformatted text preview: Racial struggle was a key element in Hitlers ideology Himmler and the SS organization closely shared Hitlers racial ideology Heydrich head of the SSs Security Service was given administrative responsibility for the Final Solution The Einsatzgruppen were given new responsibilities as mobile killing units Medical technicians chose Zyklon B as the most effective gas for killing large numbers of people in gas chambers The death camps were in operation by the spring of 1942 About 30 percent of the arrivals at Auschwitz were sent to the labor camp and the remaining went to the gas chambers The Nazis were also responsible for the deliberate death by shooting, starvation, or overwork at least another 10 million people Nazis also considered the Gypsies of Europe a race containing alien blood They also singled out homosexuals for persecution, and thousands lost their lives in concentration camps...
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