Four Stages of the Holocaust

Life became more difficult

"The final stage began with Kristallnacht."

“Life became more difficult. It was a period, actually involved four different periods, the Holocaust. It lasted from 1933 to 1945. The first period was Discrimination, and then it turned into Segregation, and it came on when the laws passed when Jews couldn’t do this and Jews couldn’t do that, and they couldn’t be there and they couldn’t be here. And then it went into Persecution, every day, something happened, Jews were abused because they were Jews, for no other reason. And then came the final stage, which began with Kristallnacht. It was a test, actually, to see if the world was ready to accept the final stage, and that was Extermination stage, the killing of people and Jews.”