Even babies were killed and sometimes thrown into the air and used for target practice. One reason the Holocaust is genocide is because of the amount of people ... ... middle of paper ... ...azis deny having done such things. The things that happened in the Holocaust (many people dying, the lives of those who survived, and the people losing everything) in my opinion are considered genocide. The Holocaust was a crime to humanity. Many people suffered and some had no regret or hate for the Nazis and what they had done.
Ultimately, Hitler was successful with the genocide of the harmless Jewish people in Germany, the council in Salem wasn’t as successful, the council tortured and killed many innocent people. The Jewish people were targeted, hunted, tortured, and killed, just for being Jewish, Hitler came to office on January 20, 1933; he believed that the German race had superiority over the Jews in Germany. The Jewish peoples’ lives were destroyed; they were treated inhumanly for the next 12 years, “Between 1933 and 1945, more than 11 million men, women, and children were murdered in the Holocaust. Approximately six million of these were Jews” (Levy). Hitler blamed a lot of the problems on the Jewish people, being a great orator Hitler got the support from Germany, killing off millions of Jews and other people, the German people thought it was the right thing to do.
In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe was estimated at over nine million. By the end of the war in 1945, the Nazi’s had killed nearly two-thirds of the European Jews as part of the Final Solution. The senseless killing of millions of innocent people for no reason other than their religion can never be forgotten. In addition, we must learn from the mistakes that led to the events of those years that will forever scar the history books. Why are we here?
The word “Holocaust”, was originated from the words “Holos” meaning whole, and “kaustos” meaning burned. To Adolf Hitler, Jews were an “inferior” race. After years of Nazi rule, Hitler’s “final solution” came under the cover of world war, with mass killing centers constructed in the concentration camps. Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, Roma Gypsies, Priests and Pastors, homosexuals, and black children were all victims of the holocaust. Most of the victims left were from other countries.
The Holocast is the name of the Geonocide, or mass murder of Jews, Romas(gypsies), Slavics, communists, socialists, Jehovas Witnesses, homosexuals, and people with medical handicaps. This geonocide, led by Adolf Hitler, who was the chancellor and future dictator of Germany, resulted in the death of six million Jews and thousands of other innocents. The Holocaust is arguably the worst thing that has happened in our history. In our modern world we still have racist and religious problems accross the world particularly in the Middle East and Africa. By studying the Holocaust we can learn many things and gain a perspective on our lives.
That being said, there are probably billions of questions being asked such as, “What did the Nazi’s do to these people?” or “How many people were killed during this horrifying genocide?” Even through these tragic events, there were survivors and witnesses, and these survivors and witnesses have been able to share their information with the rest of the world. On April 1, 1933 the Nazi’s announced that they were going to take action and boycott all Jew-based businesses. This is how the Holocaust started. From there on out, anybody who didn’t have blonde hair and blue eyes (mostly Jews) were to be exterminated. They were thought of as “rodents” to anybody who wasn’t like them.
The Holocaust was the execution of the Jews and other people whom Hitler considered mediocre. About 12 million people were killed and about half of them were Jews. When Hitler became powerful and took control over Germany, everything changed. He was against Jews and wanted to wipe them out at once and his prejudice against Jews was very strong. Hitler enforced his soldier, The Nazis, to killing not only Jews but many other as well.
During the tragic times of the German Holocaust, many innocent people were brutally murdered. Jews were not the only victims during this dark time. Roma (gypsies), Poles and other Slavs, the mentally and/or physically disabled, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, African-German children, priests and pastors, and many other miscellaneous groups all fell victim of persecution and murder by the Nazis for various reasons. According to A Teachers Guide to the Holocaust, the nomadic people from northwest India, also known as gypsies, were included in the implementation of Hitler’s race laws. They were deprived of civil rights, deported to ghettos, and later taken to concentration camps to be killed [“Victims”].
Social Justice 12: Genocide Table: The Holocaust: The holocaust was an extremely horrifying event in world history. Countless innocent citizens were killed and an entire race was influenced forever due to the antisemitism of the German nazis and government during world war two. The holocaust was a result of the “need” to rid Germany of the jews. As part of the final solution, almost two out of every three jews were killed . The country was not portraying a strong economy as they had before and were in a type of distress that was causing unrest in the Nation.
What is genocide? “Genocide is a deliberate, systematic destruction of racial cultural or political groups.”(Feldman 29) What is the Holocaust? “Holocaust, the period between 1933-1945 when Nazi Germany systematically persecuted and murdered millions of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, and many other people.”(Feldman 29) These two things tie into each other.The Holocaust was a genocide. Many innocent people were torn apart from their families, for many never to see them again. This murder of the “Jewish people of Europe began in spring 1941.”( Feldman 213) The Holocaust was one of the most harshest things done to mankind.