How did Anti - Semitism degenerate into genocide?

How the Nazi policy of Anti - Semitism degenerated into Genocide, covers 1941 to 1945 and key words

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1393- policy of forced emigration stopped, ghettos were created in Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin)

1941 - SS Einsatzgruppen (action groups) responsible for rounding up and murdering local Russian Jews. Forced leaders to consider a 'final solution'

Final solution occured as a result of Wannsee Conference ( 20 Jan 1942) chaired by Heydrich

1942 - mass extermination camps started ( Auschwitz, Sobibor, Treblinka) ran by Death Head unit of Waffen SS. Polish Jews transported from ghettos to camps

1943-4 - European Jews transported to concentration camps

by 1945 - 6 million European Jews estimated to have been murdered

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Key Words

genocide - the extermination of an whole race

holocaust - used to describe mass slaughter

stab in the back myth - distorted view, Germany had not lost the was but had been undermind by unpatriotic elements

pogrom - organised/encouraged massacre of innocent people

radicalisation - policy of increasing severity

final solution- euphermism used for the extermination of the Jews

ghetto - describes the area lived in by Jews in a city

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