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4.4 Persecution of Jews and other groups in Nazi Germany

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4.4 Nazi treatment of outsiders homework instructions. 4.4 Homework The badge system for prisoners. Although the symbols worn by prisoners differed from camp to camp, the Nazis used the wearing of badges to differentiate between the prisoners in camps.

4.4 Homework The badge system for prisoners

Prisoners were also assigned a number which was tattooed onto their skin. The wearing of badges and prisoner numbers signified the absolute removal of human rights of an individual. The badges sewn onto prisoner uniforms enabled SS guards to identify the alleged grounds for incarceration, although these did differ from camp to camp, it’s generally accepted that: Yellow star or triangle – Jewish prisonerGreen triangle – CriminalsRed triangle – Political prisonersBlack triangles – ‘asocials’, (non-conformists, vagrants, the mentally ill), Roma & Sinti (Gypsies – later assigned a brown triangleBrown triangles – Roma & Sinti (Gypsies)Pink triangles – Gay menPurple triangles – Jehovah’s WitnessesBlue triangles – foreign prisoners.

4.4 Homework YOUTUBE Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. 4.4 Homework DOWNLOADED Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Nazi treatment of Roma Gypsies. Karl Stojka was born on 20 April 1931.

Nazi treatment of Roma Gypsies

He was the fourth of six children born to Roman Catholic Gypsy parents in a small village in eastern Austria. The family lived in a horse-drawn caravan. VIDEO Nazi Treatment of Gypsies. Nazi treatment of the disabled. The Nazis began a huge propaganda campaign against mentally and physically disabled Germans.

Nazi treatment of the disabled

They did not fit into the Nazi stereotype of the pure Aryan, that is physically fit with an obedient mind to serve the Reich. In addition, they were viewed as a burden on society, as they were unable to work and drained resources from the state. As early as July 1933, the Nazis passed a law that allowed forced sterilisation of 350,000 men and women, who were deemed likely to produce 'inferior' children. Between 1939 and 1941 a programme of euthanasia (so called ‘mercy killing’), ordered by the state, led to the murder, by doctors and medical staff, of at least 70,000 people. Both the Protestant and Catholic Churches in Germany protested against the euthanasia programme. VIDEO Treatment of disabled - Euthanasia (T4) Programme.

Aktion T4 - the case of Anna Lehnkering. Nazi treatment of homosexuals. Artist Richard Grune, was an artist who trained at the famous Bauhaus school in Weimar.

Nazi treatment of homosexuals

In 1933 he moved to Berlin to carry on his work. Grune was arrested and interrogated in December 1934. He admitted to being homosexual and was held in ‘protective custody’. VIDEO Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals. CHALLENGE Nazi treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses. VIDEO Nazi treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses.