The Nazis of Adolf Hitler had one primary objective: the total annihilation of the Jewish people. Eventually though, the extermination included Gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally retarded – in fact, anyone that does not fulfill the German idea of the Nordic-Aryan master race. Beginning from 1933 when he assumed Chancellorship of Germany, up until his death in 1945, Hitler ordered, or was responsible for the deaths of over 6 million Jews.

In 1935, Germany enacted a new law that stripped Jews in Germany of their citizenship. They were also prohibited from marrying other Germans in the country. They lost their rights to vote, and along with that, their rights for virtually everything else. The most damning part of the new law was the requirement for all Jews to wear a yellow Star of David as means of easily identifying them.

By 1938, on the night of November 9th, also known as the Night of The Broken Glass, Nazis demolished every synagogue and other religious Jewish establishments.

The Nazis followed up with segregating the Jews in militarized townships, denying the Jews food and other basic amenities. However, the ‘Jewish Problem’, as it was termed by the Nazis, was still unresolved. The issue was raised during the Wansee Conference, an event involving all high-ranking Nazi officials, on January 20th 1942. They unanimously agreed, with the blessings of the Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, that all Jews would be killed in specially constructed concentration camps. The camps were spread all over Europe and among the more notable ones were Auschwitz and Treblinka in Poland.

 



Concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria


Years later, through a meticulous accounting of facts and events, we now understand that these concentration camps were the epitome of hell itself. Jews in these camps were treated without dignity, and were mercilessly, randomly and apathetically murdered by the hundreds of thousands through starvation, poison gas exposure, contact with biological agents, random shootings, buried alive; while being subjected to every possible degradation that one can imagine.

The worlds watched in helpless silence as one of the ancient bloods, were systematically eradicated from the face of the earth and were only able to offer assistance and rescue after the end of the war. Allied soldiers coming for the rescue often commented on the traumatic scene they were exposed to in the concentration camps, and how their nights for years after, were haunted with images of the camps.

The Beginning of The End 
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