Nazi Germany and the Jews. Why did Hitler and the Nazis target Jews?. Actually, the Nazis did not only target Jews. Other victims included: 3 million Polish (non-Jewish) 2 million Russian 1.5 million Yugoslavians 500 000 Roma (Gypsies) 250 000 Disabled
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Actually, the Nazis did not only target Jews.
Other victims included:
However, Jews are most often recognized in the Holocaust because the Nazis directed most of their attacks against Jews in an effort to kill all Jews in an act of genocide
Hostile prejudice and hatred of Jews
During the centuries, myths about Jews spread to separate them as outsiders.
These myths included:
The stereotypes about Jews sometimes led to laws against Jews
Pogroms riots against Jews that occurred at different times and places over the centuries. This resulted in thousands of deaths over time.
In the 1800s, some restrictions on Jews were removed and they were allowed to work in professions they were not previously allowed to work.
A 1921 French Edition of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. A book written in the 1800s that warns of the “Jewish Danger”
A propaganda poster from “The Eternal Jew” a Nazi exhibit that ran for months in 1937. The exhibition showcased propaganda against Jews
German officers making Jews march in the streets carrying anti-semitic signs in 1933
Sign in a German village:
“Jews who enter do so at their own risk”
An anti-semitic propaganda poster explaining the danger of mixed marriages and the polluting of race
A German woman and German Jewish man are forced to stand in the streets and wear signs after confessing to having a relationship
Anti-semitic propaganda poster showing Jewish desire to take over the world
A chart portraying the genetic definition of a Jews according to the Nuremberg Laws