THE MURDER OF THE EUROPEAN JEWS

I. STAGES IN N.S. ANTI-SEMITIC POLICY

   A. 1933-38: HARASSMENT & EMIGRATION

    B. 1938-41: PERSECUTION & GHETTOIZATION

   C. 1941-45: EXTERMINATION

II. THE SEARCH FOR AN EFFECTIVE METHOD

  A. POLAND AND RUSSIA: SHOOTING

  B. GERMANY: CARBON MONOXIDE

  C. ZYKLON B, A CYANIDE-BASED INSECTICIDE

III. DEVELOPMENT OF THE DEATH-CAMP SYSTEM

  A. WANNSEE CONFERENCE, 20 JAN 42

      1. REINHARD HEYDRICH (SD)

       2. ADOLF EICHMANN (IV-B-iv)

  B. THE CAMPS IN POLAND

      1. CHELMNO

      2. BELZEC

      3. MAJDANEK

      4. SOBIBOR

      5. TREBLINKA

      6. AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

  C. TRANSPORTATION, SELECTION, DEATH

IV. "COMBING EUROPE"

  A. DRAINING POLAND AND GERMANY

  B. HOLLAND: BAD

  C. ITALY: GOOD UNTIL 1943

  D. HUNGARY: GOOD UNTIL 1944

  E. DENMARK: GOOD

V. THE MYTH OF RESCUE

  A. WHY DIDN'T THE JEWS RESIST?

  B. WHY DIDN'T THE ALLIES BOMB?

  C. WERE THE BIG 3 ANTI-SEMITIC?

  D. WHY DIDN'T THE POPE SPEAK OUT?

VI. HOW MANY DIED?

  A. THE 1945 ESTIMATE: 6 MILLION

  B. RAUL HILBERG, 1960: 5.1 MILLION

  C. THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF PRECISION

VII. THE EFFECTS OF GENOCIDE

  A. CREATION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL

  B. RACISM GETS A BAD NAME

      1. JACK ROOSEVELT ROBINSON, 1947

      2. INTEGRATION OF U.S. ARMY, 1948

      3. OLIVER BROWN et. al. v. BOARD OF

          EDUCATION OF TOPEKA, 1954

      4. CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS, 1957 AND 1964

       5. VOTING RIGHTS ACT, 1965