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The Role Of Gender In The Holocaust

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In 1933, Adolf Hitler, became the leader of Germany and the one responsible for the Holocaust. Though there are not an exact number of the Jewish deaths, but more women than men were killed. The men and women are not treated as equals either in this time period. In the eyes of the Nazis, men were stronger and had more to offer than the women. Gender plays a role in the Holocaust; the men are used to do labor and the women are considered weaker and not as valuable.
In the beginning of the Holocaust, Jewish men were the head of the household and provided for the family. As the Holocaust starts to move forward, the Nazi’s anti-Jewish laws forced most Jewish men out of employment. The Jewish ...view middle of the document...

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After taking the men to the concentration camps, the Nazis began to take the women to concentration camps. The women are the hardest to take because the Nazis take the mothers leaving their children to watch. The children are left to become orphans. If there was any resistant the women are shot on spot. The Nazis left the children to suffer and eventually die. They also shoot the elderly women in public or send them to the gas chambers (Krome p.147-148)
Due to the fact that both men and women were sent to concentration camps, their gender is one of the major parts of determining their future. The men and women would be crammed into a train cart of about 100 until they reach their concentration camp. The men and women disembark the train separating into two lines. The men line up on one side and the women on the other side. The people who had a job that can serve a purpose to the Nazis are able to live until they are worked or starved to death (Rees p.9).Most of the men are saved unless they are an elder man. The women are the only saved if they can either make clothing or if a Nazi told them they are not going to the gas chambers. The rest of the people are gassed even children (Schulz p.150). The conditions were brutal to the prisoners of a concentration camp.
To illustrate what happened in the Holocaust, a woman named Livia Bitton-Jackson tells her survival story. Livia and her mother were disembarking the train and had to go to a physician who decides who lives and who dies. The physician saved their lives because Livia was too young to be in camp. The women had to shave their head and then Livia and her mother were transferred to...

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