Adolf Hitler blamed Jews for the destruction of Germany, so they were an easy target. He tried to abolished the Jews. Adolf Hitler commanded that Auschwitz Concentration Camp to be built. Auschwitz was made in May of 1940. First prisons, Poland political soldiers, were forced to do labor and then it was used for exterminating Jews.
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?
In October 1939, the Nazis established the first ghetto in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland. During the course of the holocaust, the Nazis set up over one thousand ghettos. All Jews were forced out of their homes, leaving most of their possessions behind, and put into ghettos where they were held prisoners. Some ethnic groups w... ... middle of paper ... ... that hid had fought the Germans for about a month, even though the Germans had destroyed them after days of the burning of the Warsaw uprising.Stroop had captured 56,065 Jews and had destroyed 631 bunkers. He commanded the destruction of the Great synagogue on Tlomacki Street on May, 1943 to celebrate the German victory.
“I commanded Auschwitz and estimate, at least 2.5 million victims were executed and exterminated by gassing and burning, and another half a million succumbed to starvation and disease making a total dead of about 3 million” (Source 1) calmly explained Rudolf Hoss, an Auschwitz Nazi commander. Hoss was the leader of the Auschwitz concentration camp from 1941 to 1943. He ordered to kill millions of people and inflicted pain and suffering upon the Jews. He did whatever it took to protect his leader, Adolf Hitler. For Hoss, mass murder was a daily routine.
The Holocaust was one of the biggest genocide in the world. Over 17 million people died in it mostly Jews. There where more things to The Holocaust World War 2, Hitlers rise to power, and Anne Franks Diary. These events all happened at the same time reflecting on one another. The Holocaust was one of the worlds worst events in history.
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 Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler wanted to eliminate all Jews as part of his plan for world power. Jews were not the only victims of the Nazis during W.W.II. The Nazis also killed millions of other people whom Hitler regarded as racially lower or politically dangerous. After World War II began in 1939, Germany's powerful war machine conquered country after country in Europe. Millions more Jews came under German control.
It was a death camp that contained specially designed gas chambers with the capability to kill thousands. (Berenbaum, 120) However, in the short time it was operated, it was responsible for the deaths of around 870,000 to 925,000 Jewish prisoners. There were numerous other concentration and death camps that need to be accounted for that were just as cruel to prisoners as Auschwitz; Treblinka is just one. By comparing Auschwitz and Treblinka, one can realize just how horrific it was to be a prisoner in any concentration camp throughout the 1940’s. Treblinka is the second most important German wartime extermination camp in all of history and it can take credit for the greatest amount of killings in the shortest amount of time.
Ethnic groups, especially Gypsies and Poles were killed as well. At the end of the war in 1945 the nazis had killed over two thirds of the Jews in Europe. In 1933 the nazi regime came to power in Germany and almost immediately they started to take measures against the Jews. One of the first measures was to define who was considered a Jew. Anyone who had 3 or more Jewish grandparents was automatically a Jew even if that person did not belong to the Jewish community.
The Change of Nazis' Treatment of the Jews From 1939-45 Hitler and the Nazi party managed to kill six million Jews throughout Europe by the end of 1945. This systematic process of killing between the years 1939 and 1945 is known as the holocaust. There were five key issues that led to the Wansee conference that took place in 1942 before the Nazi's decided upon the "final solution to the Jewish problem. These events included the outbreak of World War II, Hitler's personal agenda against the Jewish population, the rise and power of the SS and the failures of other solutions put forward to "get rid" of the Jewish problem. The start of the war in 1939, robbed the Jews of what little protection they had.