prisoners of war Jews persons with Asiatic features and top political and

Prisoners of war jews persons with asiatic features

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prisoners of war: Jews, persons with "Asiatic features," and top political and military leaders were selected out and shot. Around three million others were held in makeshift camps without proper shelter, food, or medicine with the deliberate intent that they die. The Nazis incarcerated Christian church leaders who opposed Nazism, as well as thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses who refused to salute Adolf Hitler or to serve in the German army. Through the so-called “Euthanasia Program,” the Nazis murdered an estimated 200,000 individuals with mental or physical disabilities. The Nazis also persecuted male homosexuals, whose behavior they considered a hindrance to the preservation of the German nation. The Nazis imprisoned those they termed "chronic" homosexuals in concentration camps, as well as thousands of other individuals accused of so-called "asocial" or criminal behavior. Nazi ideology identified a multitude of enemies and led to the systematic persecution and murder of many millions of people, both Jews and non-Jews. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum A group of Romani prisoners awaiting orders at Belzac concentration camp. USHMMAuschwitz identification picture of prisoner accused of homosexuality, between 1940-1945. USHMM
55TABLE OF PROFITS PER PRISONER The following table was discovered in a concentration camp where the SS “rented” inmates as slave labor for German industrialists. The inmates were fed inadequately, provided squalid living conditions, no medical attention, and forced to work until they died. Table of profits per prisoner in SS – operated concentration camps Rental accounting Income from rental of prisoner per day RM 6.00 Deduction for daily cost of meals RM 0.60 Life expectancy 9 months = 270 days x RM 5.30 RM 1431.00 Minus amortization on clothing RM 0.10 Profit from rational use of the corpse: Gold teeth Clothing Articles of value Money Total profit after 9 months RM 200.00 Does not include profit from sale of bones and ashes RM 1631.00 Source: American Heritage Publishing Picture History of World War II.American Heritage Publishing Company, 1966.
56Resistance… To smuggle a load of bread – was to resist. To teach in secret – was to resist. To gather information and distribute an underground newsletter – was to resist. To cry out warning and shatter illusions – was to resist. To rescue a Torah scroll- was to resist. To forge documents – was to resist. To smuggle people across borders – was to resist. To chronicle events and conceal the records – was to resist. To extend a helping hand to those in need – was to resist. To dare to speak out, at the risk of one’s life – was to resist. To stand empty-handed against the killers - was to resist. To reach the besieged, smuggling weapons and commands – was to resist. To take up arms in streets, mountains and forests – was to resist. To rebel in the death camps – was to resist. To rise up in the ghettos amid tumbling walls, in the most desperate revolt humanity has ever known….. By Haim Guri and Moni Avrahami Faces of the Uprising(original Hebrew: P’nei ha-Mered), 1985

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