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Holocaust DBQ Directions Read the documents found in Part A and answer the question or questions after each document, IN COMPLETE SENTENCES. Then in Part B, complete a thesis and counterclaim using the documents, your answers to the questions and your own knowledge of Adolf Hitler, the Nazi ’s and the Holocaust. Historical Context Adolf Hitler rose to power on “the empty stomachs of the German people,” but he maintained and strengthened his rule through fear and hatred. Throughout the Holocaust, many atrocities to human rights occurred, most notably to people of Jewish descent. Millions of innocent men, women and children suffered and lost their lives due to the propaganda filled hatred of Adolf Hitler. Part A Document 1 Kristallnacht Order The document on this Web page was retrieved from the archives of Shamash: The Jewish Internet Consortium. Message from SS-Grupenführer Heydrich to all State Police Main Offices and Field Offices, November 10 1938 (before Kristallnacht, the "night of broken glass," the first large scale pogrom against the Jews). Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression - Washington, U.S Govt. Print. Off., 1946, Vol. III, p. 545-547. Regards: Measures against Jews tonight. a) Only such measures may be taken which do not jeopardize German life or property (for instance, burning of synagogues only if there is no danger of fires for the neighbourhoods). b) Business establishments and homes of Jews may be destroyed but not looted. The police have been instructed to supervise the execution of these directives and to arrest looters. c) In Business streets special care is to be taken that non-Jewish establishments will be safeguarded at all cost against damage. As soon as the events of this night permit the use of the designated officers, as many Jews, particularly wealthy ones, as the local jails will hold, are to be arrested in all districts. Initially only healthy male Jews, not too old, are to be arrested. After the arrests have been carried out the appropriate concentration camp is to be contacted immediately with a view to a quick transfer of the Jews to the camps 1. How would The Kristallnacht Order change life for the Jews? 2. Were German citizens treated the same way as the Jews were? The jews got more targeted and it was prejudice against them. No, German establishments were safeguarded at all cost.
Document 2 Life in the Warsaw Ghetto Life in the Warsaw Ghetto, Emanuel Ringelblum quoted in Yad Vashem Documents on the Holocaust, pp 228-229: Smuggling began at the very moment that the Jewish area of residence was established; its

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