Impact of the Holocaust on Canadian society and on Canadians' attitudes towards human rights

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1. 1935: Nuremberg Laws

2. Goals: destruction of culture and assimilation into the white society

3. 2) Segregation

3.1. slave labor "annihilation by work"

3.1.1. starved

3.1.2. transported like cattle in freight cars

3.1.3. camps built on railroads for efficient transportation

3.2. Survival based on the physical strength and trade skills

3.2.1. men, women and children were seperated from each other so that each group would be focused on the job the Nazis gave them at hand

4. before WWII 9 million Jewish people lived in Europe and by the end of WWII 6 million Jewish people were killed, one million being Jewish children

4.1. Who was Jewish

4.1.1. If your parent or parents were Jewish you were Jewish

4.1.2. If only ONE grandparent had been a Jew you could be classified as German

5. intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

6. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

7. a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.

8. prejudice or discrimination based on sex.

9. Attitudes

10. treating a person less favorably because of a disorder that affects their mood, thinking, or behavior.

11. valuing or treating a person or group differently because of what they do or do not believe

12. "lesser people"

12.1. from other countries

12.1.1. immigrants, refugees, and people that were born somewhere other than Canada and did not look the same as the majority of Canada.

12.2. mentally ill

12.2.1. During the time almost up until present day the physically and mentally disabled,socially disordered, PTSD, homosexual, and sexual and gender disordered people were treated horrendously. These people were beat, stripped of their rights and treating inhumanly.

12.3. weaker gender

12.3.1. Women were considered lesser because they were not the dominant gender. A woman was basically their husbands property and those unfortunate to be married to a man that was abusive couldn't do anything about it.

12.4. religious diversion

12.4.1. if you were a different religion than the main culture was you would be treated as lesser and possible be forced into the dominant culture's religion.

12.5. anyone that wasn't white

12.5.1. was looked upon as lesser and would be treated poorly they would not be given any rights.

12.6. stereotyping based on what you've heard and not actual experience

12.6.1. predjudism against the German people was very common. They were considered the enemy but yet that's what the Germans thought of you in WW1 too.

13. Before WWI

14. a movement that seeks to change the social and political views of a discriminated group

14.1. Women and Aboriginal people look for equality and human rights to be seen as equal and deserving of rights to be who they are in the social and political eye.

14.2. labor unions began to start on work sites that would ensure the ability for a stable well paying job for men to provide for their families.

15. any policy of a country that allows or does not allow transit of people across it's borders, or immigrants, who intend to stay and work in the country.

16. English, French, farmers from USA

16.1. propaganda promoted settlement in western Canada, there was a lot of fertile land and would be a good place to raise a family and make a good life for yourself

17. to have a nation formed of the discriminated races

18. to maintain the "White- Christian" culture

19. blacks, gypsies, jews, italians, greeks and asians, feeble-minded and people with tuberculosis and other diseases

19.1. propaganda- discouraging black migration, Canada's Black population went from 50 thousand to 17 thousand

19.2. head tax - Chinese immigrants would have to pay anywhere between $50- $500 to get in to Canada ($500 was two years pay)

19.3. stop of flow- Continuous Passage Act- required Indians to come to Canada only by sailing from India

20. unable to compete for jobs equally, receive fair services, or vote in elections.

21. " In this time there was no discrimination laws, and basic human rights did not exist."

22. After WWI/ 1920s

23. broad power of the Canadian government to maintain security and order during war and rid any insurrection

23.1. Ukrainian-Canadians jailed under this act forcing them into slave labor

23.1.1. men detained for 18 months

24. enacted to prohibit admission based on culture, modes of living, methods of holding property and probability of becoming assimilated

24.1. June 1919

24.1.1. entry of Doukhobors, Mennonites, and Hutterites prohibited because of "peculiar habits, modes of living and methods of holding property"

24.2. 1923

24.2.1. head tax enacted for all Chinese immigrants under the Canadian Chinese Exclusion Act

25. Women want to vote and become "Persons" under the law, since women were not considered people. The initial goal of this was to become equal to men.

26. "Famous Five"- The five crucial women that pushed the right to vote and become people. In 1921 these women ran for office in a federal election and in October of 1929 the British council declares that Women should be Person's under the law.

27. simply to make the whole Indian culture dissapear

28. were compulsory and children as young as three must attend, these children were told that their society was worthless and that they had been rescued. They were not allowed to speak their own language and they were abused mentally, emotionally, physically, and sexually.

29. WWII/Holocaust

30. German fuhrer (leader) Adolph Hitler, planned a genocide of undesirables in order to create a "perfect Germany" and "perfect Europe"

31. "Women bring all voters into the world; let them vote."

32. a way of systematically exterminating a nationality or group

33. mainly Jews but also Roma, communists, gay men, Africans, the disabled, Jehovah's Witnesses and political prisoners.

34. 1) Stripping of rights

34.1. Jewish people forced to live in designated areas "ghettos" to be isolated from the rest of society

34.1.1. 356 ghettos Nazis established in Poland, Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Romania & Hungary

34.1.1.1. ghettos were filthy,poorly sanitized and extremely overcrowded

34.1.1.2. disease rampant and food was in such short supply that many slowly starved to death

35. 3) Concentration

35.1. Wansee Conference (Berlin 1942) established the "complete solution of the Jewish question" and called for the complete and mass annihalation and extermination of the Jewish people."

35.2. camps established to concentrate the Jewish people from the rest of society

35.2.1. unsanitary, disease ridden and lice infested barracks

35.2.2. inhumane medical experiments

36. 4) Extermination

36.1. By 1945, Nazis have exterminated almost 11 million "undesirable" people and 6 million of those people were Jews

36.1.1. prisoners in camps worked to death under brutal conditions

36.1.2. too young, too old and too weak

36.1.2.1. killed in gas chambers, shot or left to die of starvation or disease

36.2. Nazis began to destroy crematoriums and camps as the Allied troops close in

36.3. January 27, 1945, Soviet army entered Auschwitz (largest camp) and liberated more than seven thousand remaining prisoners who were mostly ill and dying

37. Allied powers- Great Britain, France, Canada, China, United States (from 1941), USSR (from 1941)

38. Axis powers- Germany, Austria, Japan, Italy, USSR (until 1941)

39. Isolation

40. Cold war and Modern Canada (2016)

41. the annihaliation of Jews and other groups of people of Europe under the Nazi regime during WWII

42. Britain and France nervous and did not want to cause another war so they appeased to the Treaty of Versailles

43. propaganda and media

43.1. August 1939- German agents pretend to be Polish officers staged an assault at the German border to make it look as if Poland were attacking Germany

43.1.1. used false story to order Germany to invade

43.2. September 3, 1939, 2 days later, Britain and France declare war on Germany and one week later Canada does

44. he used the anger of the Germans on the topic of the Treaty of Versailles to his advantage

44.1. we will not pay reperations from the previous war

44.2. We want our military for protection, started to re-arm military and troops

44.3. sent 30, 000 troops to a de-militarized zone which was not allowed according to this treaty

45. (North Atlantic Treaty Organization): the agressive actions of Stalin (leader of Soviet Union) accelerated the US effort to use military means to contain Soviet ambihitions

46. USA, Canada, Britain, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Holland, Italy, and Denmark form a mutual defense pactin 1949.

47. Pledged countries would treat an attack against one as an attack against all.

48. organization of communist states in Central and Eastern Europe it was established on May 14, 1955 in Warsaw Poland

49. established in response to NATO treaty Albania (left in 1961 as a result of Sino-Soviet split), Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland , Romania, USSR, East Germany (1956)

50. Canada's Lester B. Pearson went to the UN and proposed that the UN Emergency Peacekeeping Force to be sent to the Suez Canl to seperate and mediate conversation between the rival armies

50.1. Crisis resolved

50.2. Canada slowly becoming a peacekeeper, which we never were before

51. Peacekeeping Missions

51.1. 1950-1953: Korean War

51.2. 1956: Suez Canal Crisis

51.2.1. Major part to start Peacekeeping

51.3. 1958: Lebanon

51.4. 1960-1964: Congo

51.5. 1974- PRESENT: Syria

51.5.1. More than 12,000 Canadians served

51.6. 1978-PRESENT: Afghanistan

51.7. 1988-1991; Persian Gulf (Gulf war)

51.7.1. four thousand Canadian Force personnel served

51.8. 1990-1991: Haiti

51.9. 1991-1995: El Salvador

51.9.1. contingent sent to observer mission to monitor ceasefire following El Salvador's twelve year civil war

51.10. 1992-1995: Somalia

51.10.1. mission gains attention and becomes national scandal referred to as Somalia Affair after Canadian soilders are convicted of torture, assault and murder of Somali civilians

51.11. 1993-1994; Rwanda

51.11.1. met significant hurdles as UN troops witnessed slaughter of nearly 800,000 Rwandans

52. 60s- 70s significant changes

52.1. '62- removal of much racial discrimination with new immigration regulations, assisted loan program extended to Carribean

52.2. '66- White paper promoting a balance between economic interest and family relationship

52.3. '67- Points system

52.4. '69- Canada finally signs Refugee Convention and Protocol

52.5. '71- Multiculturalism policy announced, many immigrants and refugees come from new source countries

52.6. '74- Creation of ISAP Program

52.7. '78- New Immigration Act

53. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

53.1. Bill of Rights

53.1.1. John Diefenbaker became Prime Minister IN 1958 and wanted to create new law to address issues of human rights in Canada and guarantee rights of individuals.

53.1.1.1. to life, liberty and personal security

53.1.1.2. to equality before the law

53.1.1.3. freedom of religion, speech, assembly, association and the press

53.1.1.4. to legal consel and a fair hearing

53.1.2. However he could not enshrine this into the Canadian Constitution because Britain still had power over constitutional affairs.

53.1.2.1. was the first step to Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

53.1.3. legislated by Parliment and acted as a guideline for federal goverment and allowed victories against discrimination

53.1.3.1. such as the "Rv Drybones" case which ruled that Indian Act provisions related to liquor laws were discriminatory.

53.2. Canada was slow to vote in favor of this because it was still discriminating against various groups

53.2.1. Jehovah's Witness' recieved hostile treatment

53.2.2. communists being targeted due to Cold War fears and discovery of USSR spy operation

53.2.3. Japanese Canadians continued to be denied the right to vote in 1948

53.3. Indian issues

53.3.1. Indian Act 1951

53.3.1.1. Aboriginals were not allowed alchol, could not subdivide their reserve lands or launch claims without permission of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, they could not vote in federal elections without giving up their Indian Status but if they gave up their status they wouldn't be able to function well within the reserves or in mainstream society

53.3.1.1.1. UN ruled this act violated Human Rights

53.3.1.1.2. Canada passed a Bill C-31 to amend Indian Act in 1985

53.3.2. Indian Act and Women

53.3.2.1. If an aboriginal woman married a non- Aboriginal man she and her children would lose their Indian Status, but if an aboriginal man marries a non- Aboriginal woman the same thing does not apply

53.3.2.1.1. 1966- Mary Two Axe Earley challenged this when she founded Equal Rights for Indian Women

53.3.2.1.2. Canada passed a Bill C-31 to amend Indian Act in 1985

53.3.3. White Paper Response

53.3.3.1. do away with Indian Act, dismantle the Department of Indian Affairs, shift responsibility for Aboriginal issues to provincial governments and eventually eliminate treaty rights

53.3.3.1.1. Aboriginals responded with outrage and this was withdrawn in 1970

53.3.4. Redpower

53.3.4.1. Native alliance for red powers issued in 1969:

53.3.4.1.1. self determination for reserves and Aboriginal communities, end to taxation, creation of an education system end to discrimination by police and prisons, honour treaties and compensation for loss of land end of "divide and rule" tactics by government.

53.4. Women's Movement

53.4.1. Royal Commission on Status of Women

53.4.1.1. all women should get to choose where or whether they work, society should help with raising children by providing daycare, women should be entitled to maternity leave and federal government should help women overcome descrimination

53.4.2. Voice of Women

53.4.2.1. promote disarmament and peace and enabled many women to articulate corncerns about the Cold War

53.4.2.1.1. frustrated about: equal pay for equal work, paid Maternity leave, laws protecting from sexual harrassment, control of their own reproductive rights

53.4.3. Women in the workforce

53.4.3.1. In 1951- 22.3% of the workforce was female and in 1961 women employed full time earned 59% of what a man would earn doing the same job.

53.4.3.2. 1955- restrictions in federal public service on employment advancement of married women were removed

53.4.3.3. 1970's- increased number of women opting to participate in the workforce and women in automobile companies for example, recieved the same pay as a man would for the same job

54. Charter of Rights and Freedoms summary

54.1. a) Guarentee of Rights and Freedoms

54.1.1. live free, justifiable in rights and freedoms

54.2. b) Fundamental Freedoms

54.2.1. freedom of religion

54.2.2. thought (right to have opinions/beliefs)

54.2.3. expression ( to state personal opinions openly)

54.2.4. association and assembly ( gather with and meet peacefully)

54.3. c) Democratic Rights

54.3.1. vote federally and provincially

54.3.2. run for elected office

54.4. d) Mobility Rights

54.4.1. enter, remain in or leave country

54.4.2. work wherever they would like in Canada

54.5. e) Legal Rights

54.5.1. John Dieffenbaker- Bill of rights " to life, liberty, security"

54.6. f) Equality Rights

54.6.1. to not be discriminated against because of appearance or physical, mental, spirtual and social beliefs or ability

54.6.2. all people are equal

54.7. g) Official Languages

54.7.1. the right to speak French or English in our bilingual country

54.8. h) Minority Language and Education

54.8.1. "Children are to be educated in either French or English where large enough numbers of students exist to justify a dual system."

54.9. i) Enforcement

54.9.1. the right to have this enforced and if any are denied the right to go to a social justice system

54.10. j) General Provisions

54.10.1. First Nations People have the right to retain previously established rights

54.10.2. ehance multicultural heritage