Some ghettos thought that the key to survival was

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Some ghettos thought that the key to survival was providing the nazis with things they needed o Judenrat (Jewish Council) Sought to ease the situation of the jews but also responsible for carrying out orders of Nazis Responsible for transferring Jews from homes Oversaw distribution of food rations Sometimes tried to alleviate starvation by procuring food illegally Provided workers for forced labor By 1941, Nazis demanded they hand over names of jews for deportation o Jewish Self-help and Cultural Life Despite the need for survival there was strong tendency in the Ghetto towards self-help Jewish mutual aid societies operated over one hundred soup kitchens in Warsaw The national society for the caro f orphans ran schools and provided food & clothing Over 1000 House committees were created and existed in nearly every apartment house Education was illegal, yet Jewish children in the warsaw Ghetto were still educated
o Oneg Shabbat Secret Archive Historian emmanuel Ringelblum founded a secret archive to document Jewish life and bear witness to the life and death of Warsaw Jews The materials were preserved in three milk cans and buried outside of the Ghettos Phase 3: 1941-1945 Final Solution Beginning of extermination of Jews June 22 1941: Invasion of the Soviet Union o Full begining of jewish extermination Nazi “Euthanasia” Program o Primarily focused on Nazi legislation to protect the aryan race and human inequality o Called other races aliens: primarily Jews and gypsies Heavily focused on preventing them from mixing with Germans In addition they were concerned with Afro-Germans The Degenerates: People who were either mentally ill or developmentally/intellectually delayed The aim was to improve the human race through eugenics and encouraging the “right people” together (Positive eugenics) eliminating the unfit (negative eugenics) Not only an idea in Germany, and wanted to protect the genetic heritage of nations o What kind of support did Nazis need to support the programs of theirs o Operation T-4: prelude/prototype of Final Solution o Nazi sterilization Initially applied to disabled population of Germany Implemented in 1933 Asocials: Vague term applied to various unwanted elements of German society Genetic courts were set up to decide whether someone should be sterilized or not Consisted of two physicians and one attorney About 259,000 cases were referred to the courts and 240,000 were deemed as cases for sterilization About 50% were diagnosed with feeble mindedness About 25% were diagnosed with Schizophrenia About 14% were diagnosed with epilepsy Soon after the courts were started many people denounced many people attempting to get people into the courts Marriage Health law: required all Germans to get a physician's sign off that they were genetically sound and would allow the couple to get married
The state wanted to create mass archives on

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