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Sobibor

  • Date Submitted: 01/27/2010 11:23 PM
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There is one period in time that stands out to most of the world. From 1938-1945 when Hitler and the Nazi Regime killed many Jews, Jehovah Witnesses, Homosexuals, Anti-Germans, Musicians and many more. A major death camp in Poland at the time was Sobibor. The Nazi death camp, Sobibor, was the scene of a horrific massacre, killing people of different cultures and religions.

Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, bringing an end to German democracy. Guided by racist and authoritarian ideas, the Nazis abolished basic freedoms and sought to create a \"Volk\" community. In theory, a \"Volk\" community united all social classes and regions of Germany behind Hitler. In reality, the Third Reich quickly became a police state, where individuals were subject to arbitrary arrest and imprisonment (Novitch, 2-5). Hitler looked down on people; not because of who they were but because of where they came from. In the first months of his chancellorship, Hitler began a concerted policy of \"synchronization,\" forcing organizations, political parties, and state governments into line with Nazi goals and placing them under Nazi leadership. Culture, the economy, education, and law came under greater Nazi control. Trade unions were abolished and workers, employees, and employers were forced into Nazi organizations. By mid-July 1933, the Nazi party was the only political party permitted in Germany. The Reichstag (German parliament) became a rubber stamp for Hitler\'s dictatorship (Novitch, 2-5). Doing this Hitler changed the way that everyone though of Germany. Hitler tried but did not succeed in his genocide of the Jews.

Sobibor was one of six death camps in Europe. It was the second largest camp in all of Poland, and the largest Operation Reinhard Camp. Operation Reinhard was the Nazi plan in 1942 to exterminate the Jews of Nazi-occupied Poland and areas of the Soviet Union. Nearly 250,000 people perished in the camp\'s gas chambers which...

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