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.
Germany then began to invade other countries and sending the Jews that lived there to concentration camps. Eventually Germany would invade Poland starting the Second World War. The Allied Forces, the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union, were against Germany, Italy, and Japan. Many Jewish people were sent on this horrible journey and faced life threatening hardships. Only some of the millions Jews that were sent on this journey were strong enough to make it home.
The Holocaust was the almost complete destruction of Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II, which lasted between1939 and 1945. We can learn much from this event and ways to prevent similar events from happening again. However, it can be compared to today’s Arab Israeli Conflict, which is the cause of a dispute over the land of Palestine. The Holocaust was the worst genocide in history. The Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler wanted to eliminate all Jews as part of his plan for world power.
Story of the Holocaust The holocaust was the effort of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party in Germany to exterminate the Jews and other people that they considered to be inferior. As a result about twelve million people, about half of them Jews, were murdered. The murders were done by every means imaginable but most of the victims perished as a result of shooting, starvation, disease and poison gas. Others were tortured to death or perished in horrible medical experiments. Hitler took power in Germany in 1933 and almost immediately began the chain of events that led to the holocaust.
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?
Nazi belief, and murder of the Jews a key policy. 2 German laws made by Hitler soon required everyone who had one or more Jewish grandparent to register. Those with one grandparent may have escaped but if you had two grandparents you were sent to a concentration camp and classifed as a Jew. One night symbolizing the begining of mass persecution was Kristallnacht, November 10th, 1938, "the night of broken glass". Jewish stores and houses were attacked, synagogues burned, and many Jews were sent to concentration camps.
From that point the Nazis would gather large sizes of the ghettos and pile its citizens on a train to take them to the concentration camps. There were several methods of getting the victims on the train. The purpose of the evacuations was kept secre... ... middle of paper ... ...er, or starvation. Those who were unable to walk were killed at the camps and their bodies burned. Some of the Allied troops, who liberated the camps, shot the guards on sight.
By the end of the war, the Nazis had killed about 6 million Jewish men, women, and children that’s more than two-thirds of the Jews in Europe. Many of the Holocaust victims were killed in specially constructed gas chambers, and their bodies were then burned. The Nazis also moved many Jews from towns and villages into city ghettos. During 1942-1943 German government officials discuss the "Final Solution," their plan to kill all Jews in Europe. This policy called for the murder of every Jewish man, woman, and child under German rule.
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.
In January of 1942, this policy was instituted and planned out at the Wannsee Conference. It resulted in the murder of two thirds of the European Jews, better known as The Holocaust. Both ... ... middle of paper ... ...en there were other camps that were just as bad, if not worse. If you look deeper into Treblinka’s history and acknowledge what went on there, you realize just how important it actually was. Its history proves that the camp demolished thousands of people and left the few survivors with terrifying memories.