The Nazis perceived Internationalism in the context of the Holocaust to be a global perspective primarily held and advocated by Jews who were using it as a method designed to dominate the whole world. Racial anti-Semitism is prejudice against Jews as an ethnic group rather than against their religion. It came to its most extreme phase in the Jewish holocaust during World War Two.
The Wannsee Conference of January 20th 1942 was a meeting of Nazi government officials held to notify departmental managers of units handling issues relating to Jews that Reinhard Heydrich had been given the task of spearheading what became known as “Final solution to the Jewish question”. It was held at held in Wannsee in Berlin, Germany.
Kristallnacht (German for Crystal Night) was a set of pogroms targeting Jews in parts of Germany and Austria in November 1938 that was caused by the assassination of Ernst vom Rath, a German diplomat, by Herschel Grynszpan, a Jew. The Heydrich Order, issued by Reinhard Heydrich, a senior Nazi Germany official, was a proclamation on Kristallnacht in which he instructed security agencies and Nazi party officials on how to carry out the pogrom.
Adolf Otto Eichmann was a leading German Nazi organizer of the Jewish Holocaust during the Second World War. He was appointed by Reinhard Heydrich to oversee the mass movement of Jews to concentration camps. He escaped Germany for Argentina after the war and lived there until 960 when he was captured by Israeli Mossad agents and tried in Israel.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a resistance launched by Jews residing in a Warsaw Ghetto against German occupiers on January 18, 1943. The 25-point program was a political manifesto first proposed by the Austrian Nazis known as the Austrian National Socialist Party in 1918, followed by the German Nazis, known as the National Socialist German Workers’ Party in 1920. It had far reaching economic effects on Nazi Germany.
Despite the rabid anti-Semitism that had been growing in Germany in the late 1920s and early 1930s, many Jews remained in the country they called home because they could not afford to emigrate. Having suffered and survived numerous pogroms at the hands of Europeans in the 200 years leading to World War Two, many assumed that the Nazi phase was a transient stage in a generally hostile country. A number of middle-class and rich Jews left or were forced out of Nazi territory (Germany and Austria), before the Holocaust but most remained and suffered a horrible end.
After the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939 up to the Wannsee conference of 1942, almost one million Jews were exterminated by German security forces carrying out a Nazi plan to expel or decimate the Jewish population.
This genocide was being perpetrated in an uncoordinated but concentrated manner that ensured racial anti-Semitism was maintained. However, the Wannsee conference chaired by Reinhard Heydrich proved to be the turning point as far as the “final solution” was concerned.
This plan to exterminate European Jews was the brainchild of Heinrich Himmler and was given impetus by the meeting. From that point on the genocide was carried out on an industrial scale with concentration camps and gas chambers being employed to quicken the process that was to stop only at the end of the war.