Class Notes (806,973)
Canada (492,546)
History (907)
HIS2342 (36)


2 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Ottawa
Naomi Davidson

- Government’s made it so difficult that the pace of deportation was slower then in other countries. - In many countries leaders and population were willing to hand over Jewish refugees. - In some cases it was a two-step process. Jews whom had citizenship in a country were handed later on after the Jewish refugee’s. - In some cases such as Romania the Nazi’s were shocked by local regimes that shared visible anti-Semitism. - The reason for these different decisions of deportation and murder of citizen’s. - Some historians argue that it was a deeply rooted anti-Semitism in Europe that led to indifference or enthusiasm for the Nazi policies regarding Jews. - Others make a different argument. They say it’s important to take into account the lack of action in the Second World War. - Historians need to remember everyone was concerned with their own survival rather then their neighbours. Any response people had or didn’t take needs to be contextualized. - Other historians emphasize that the forced disappearance of all these individuals created golden opportunities for the one’s who hadn’t been deported. - All of these stores and house that had previously belonged to Jews were left over for others. - While many were taken by the Nazi’s the local’s gained from the deportations. - As the Soviets moved through Germany the Army saw what was happening. The Allies knew of the existence of camps but decided to not respond to that knowledge. - The Vatican knew what was happening but did not condemn the genocide. - The Western, Soviets and the Vatican knew what was happening well before 1945. - Churchill and Roosevelt began to receive reports of the Nazi Death Squads in Eastern Europe. - Jews whom knew what was coming tried to flee when they saw Hitler’s rise to power. In a conference of 1938 Britain, France and the USA made it clear to Eastern and Central Europeans that they wouldn’t be welcomed in any of these countries. - The US
More Less

Related notes for HIS2342

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.