Hitler's Final Solution
The Answer To The Jewish Question
How to get rid of the Jews was a question answered by Adolf Hitler. His answer was to murder Jews throughout Europe along with other races that were believed to be sub-humans. This answer was called the “Final Solution,” a solution that started in the summer of 1941 and was believed to answer the “Jewish Question” and create an end to the Jews.
Hitler first explained and thought about his “solution” since 1919. Hitler believed his race was pure, which was the Aryan race. Wanting to protect racial purity, he then thought about getting rid of all Jews throughout Europe, along with other races he believed to be sub-human, including Slavs, Gypsies, Homosexuals, the mentally ill and disabled people. Shortly after 1933, Hitler and his Nazi party obtained power in Germany and tried to force Jewish emigration. In 1938, the Nazis defended the Jewish Policy by threatening and taking away some privileges hoping for them to leave. Some countries did not accept them, sending almost all of them back to Germany. Hitler, having a great amount of power, along with his army, had almost total control over Europe. The Nazis considered the “Jewish Question” no longer a German issue, but a European issue.
It was decided. Hitler had to reason with the Jews one way or an other. He had to carry out his idea of the “Final Solution” and make it a reality. Germany then invaded the Soviet Union to gather up more Jews. They collected as many Jews as they could grab a hold of. Hitler had sent SS (Schutzstaffel) units to search town to town throughout most of Europe to track down all the Jews in their path. Some Jews were killed right there on the spot, but most were sent to death camps built by Nazi’s and still under construction. They were going to be sent to Auschwitz, and other death camps where mass murder would shortly begin. The “Final Solution” was in progress, and the answer to solve the “Jewish Question” had begun.
“Final Solution” in progress, The Germans began to kill Jews
using simple methods at first. They fired at them with guns and put the
bodies in pits. This did not work well as planned, it killed very few
using too much time. By fall 1941, techniques were developed. With amounts
of death camps, the number of Jews being assassinated greatly increased.
They were sent to camps by trainloads as if they were animals. Load by
load, they were all killed each day and it continued for quite a time.
Many Jews died from starvation or were often killed in concentration camps.
Unlike death camps, more than 6,000 died from Gas Chambers alone, each
day. Gas Chambers consisted of the poisonous chemicals known as Zyclon
B. After instant death, the bodies were gathered and thrown into crematoriums
where they burned. Some bodies were even pushed by bulldozers into the
giant pits, many Jews also died by failing physical tests, checked by
SS doctors, known as selections. The weak and the ill often died. Having
a doctor raise a single hand, another life was gone. The ones who failed,
were sent to showers. Not knowing, the showerheads were fake. The doors
were shut on them, and they were poisoned by cyanide gas that poured from
the showerheads. The bodies were later burned as well. The “Final
Solution” appeared to be successful for Hitler and was continued
throughout the war.