The Final solution evolved because of the chaotic nature of the Nazi regime in the years 1939-42 - How far do you agree with this opinion.
1942 - 1945 = three years of systematic extermination.
what was the major turning point which led to a policy of systematic extermination?
- The systematic programme for the annihilation of Europe's Jews was formed by spring 1942. (Wansee conference)
LONG TERM FACTORS OF THE FINAL SOLUTION
- History of Anti-semitism - a tradition accross Europe embedded in societies for hundreds of years - Hitler did not invent anti-semitism he adopted it.
e.g. Russian pogroms - example of anti-semitism in Western Europe.
The first concentration camp for Jews was in London under the rule of Elizabeth I.
- Linking of A race (Judaism) and an ideology (Communism)
- Resentment against Jews: = SCAPEGOATS.
'November Criminals' / 'stab in the Back' - Treaty of Versailles - Ebert…