Unforgivable actions

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UNFORGIVABLE ACTIONS
Japanese
Wartime
Atrocities and
the Holocaust
JAPANESE HORRORS
BUSHIDO
 Code of the Warrior
 Dishonorable to suffer the
humiliation of surrender
 Fight to the death or kill
yourself
 If not, you are less than
human and deserve no
mercy
JAPANESE WAY OF THINKING
 Uchi – Inside
 Everything you are responsible
for
 Family and country
 Soto – Outside
 Everything for which you have
no responsibility
 Foreigners
 Racism – the Aryans of Asia
similar to German racial ideas
EMPEROR WORSHIP
 Die for the emperor if
required of you
ALL THAT LEADS
TO…
 Rape of Nanking
 Dec 1937 – Feb 1938
 300,000 civilians killed
after violent scenes of
rape and torture
 Bataan Death March
 Forced march of American
and Filipino POWS
 16,000 of 67,000 dead in
3 days
 Unit 731
 Bio-warfare experimentation
 10,000 dead in trials, 200,000
Chinese killed with results
 VIVISECTION – the practice of
performing operations on live
animals fro the purpose of
experimentation or scientific
research
 Comfort Women
 200,000 Koreans raped dozens
of times a day
JAPANESE ATROCITIES
GERMAN ATROCITIES
EUGENICS
 Eu- - well, genes – born
 Aryan myth
 From Social Darwinism
DIVISIONS OF RACE TO HITLER
Aryan (Germanic) – Culture creating
Middle (Non-German) – Culture Maintaining
Jews – Culture Destroying
Untermenschen (subhuman) – undesirable
elements that need to be eliminated
Gypsies =
, Jehovah Witnesses = ,
Homosexuals = , those deemed “work shy”
= , Habitual Criminals = , Political
Prisoners =
ARYANISM ON DISPLAY
 1935 – German Max Schmeling
beats Joe Louis in boxing
 Hitler vindicated
 1936 – Cleveland’s Jesse Owens
shatters Olympic records at Berlin
games
1933 – BOYCOTT OF
JEWISH GOODS
Hitler now in power
blames the Jews for
the loss of WWI,
Treaty of Versailles,
and the Depressions
Organizes Boycott of
Jewish goods
NUREMBURG LAWS - 1935
Jews lose
citizenship,
can’t get
education,
medical care,
have phones, or
marry non-Jews
Forced to wear
Star of David
KRISTALLNACHT – 7 NOVEMBER 1938
Herschel Grynszpan
shoots Ernst Vom Rath
Nazis blow up event,
encourage popular
uprisings
1,500 synagogues and
7,000 businesses
destroyed
100s dead, 30,000
arrested
MANY JEWS WHO CAN LEAVE
THE RESPONSE OF DEMOCRACIES
 Many hurting from the
Depression and restrict
Jewish immigration from
Europe
 Jews who cannot leave
are the victims of the
dictators
 Picture: Jewish child
dying in Warsaw ghetto
THE FINAL SOLUTION - 1939
 Einsatzgruppen Killing
Squads
 Emotionally difficult
after a time for the
killers and inefficient
 One of the reasons the
Germans will move
toward ghettos,
concentration camps,
and death camps
ANOTHER MISTAKE BY HITLER
 Many in Soviet Union originally greet Hitler as liberator
from
 Einsatzgruppen cause Soviets to resist more and support
Stalin
DEATH CAMPS – 1941
 Kill mass quantities in gas chambers using Zyklon –
B gas
GAS CHAMBER
AUSCHWITZ
 1.1-1.6 million
killed
 Buchenwald
 Labor camp and
medical
experiment
center
WHO DIED?
 6,000,000 Jews
 6,000,000 Others
 Homosexuals
 Gypsies
 Communists
 Catholics
 Slavs
 Mentally and physically
handicapped
NAZI DEATH CAMPS
“The memory of starved, dazed men, who dropped their eyes and
heads when we looked at them through the chain -link fence, in the
same manner that a beaten, mistreated dog would cringe, leaves
feelings that cannot be described and will never be forgotten. The
impact of seeing those people behind that fence left me saying,
only to myself, ‘Now I know why I’m here.’”
– Richard Winters

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