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Why did the Nazis continue such frantic killing of any remaining jews as the war was coming to an end?

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Several reasons.
Some believed it was the right thing to do, and as the war ended, they wanted to carry out as much of their political vision as possible.
Some simply hated.
They were trying to get rid of as many Jews (and the evidence they'd been killing them) as they could, before the Russians arrived, to get rid of evidence of their guilt.

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The Nazis continued to kill franticly because they knew it was over and wanted to finish what was right to them. Also, they didn't want any Jews to live to tell what happened. To detroy the evidence they blew up the crematoriums and started burning them in pits.