Final Solution - Jewish Ghetto's

The Ghettos were enclosed areas of cities where the government sent all of the Jews to live during World War II, isolating the Jewish communities from the non-Jewish population. They did this to control the Jews and make it easier to round them up later on. The Germans established over 1,000 ghettos in Poland and the Soviet Union alone. Some ghettos were in place for only a few days, and others for months or years while the German government systematically destroyed them. Jews residing in ghettos were ordered to wear identifying badges or armbands and also were required to perform forced labor for the German Reich. Life in the Ghettos was devastating, the conditions were terribly dirty and cramped, while the police forces violently abused the people and starved them.

In the picture above you can see the Jewish ghetto (with the star of David)  isolated by a fence with barbed wire separating them from the non-Jewish community. The soldiers standing at the gates prevented people from trying to escape or to get in.

In the video above, a survivor Jack talks about his experiences in a Jewish ghetto. He explains the harsh conditions, how there was barely any room to move about. Starvation was a constant problem, and violent beatings were administered everyday.

The picture above shows how tightly packed the Jews were in the Ghettos. They didn't even have enough room to stand, and people of all ages were forced to live in these camps until the time for their death.

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