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?
About 90% of the Jews who were killed in the Holocaust were killed in the gas chambers in Auschwitz. Located ... ... middle of paper ... ...ese events, it’s important to explore deeper into our world history and learn about our past. The Holocaust was a genocide that can never be forgotten. Adolf Hitler was sadistic in his beliefs, and after the war, he killed himself. Sadly, it took millions of deaths for the war to end.
The Holocaust was the largest genocide that has ever occurred. Horrific things went on in Auschwitz and Majdenek that wiped out approximately 1,378,000 people combined. This death toll is extremely high compared to smaller camps. These camps were some of the largest concentration/death camps that existed during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a tragic time where millions of people considered undesirable to the Nazis were detained, forced to work in the harshest of conditions, starved to death, or brutally murdered.“The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.” –Stephen Ambrose
The holocaust was a horrific period of time where unbelievable criminal acts were carried out against the Jews, Gypsies, and other racial gatherings. These defenseless individuals were sent from unsanitary ghettos to death camps, one being Auschwitz. The Auschwitz death camp comprised of three camps, all in which are placed in Poland. Numerous forms of extermination came about overtime to speed up the killing process. Life at the death camps was cut short for those who weren’t fit to work; such as the elderly, women, the mentally disabled, and young children.
Concentration Camps during the Holocaust The Holocaust was a time in history that was brutal, sickening, and ruthless. The Holocaust refers to, “The systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.” (ushmm.org) The Nazi’s came to rule in January of 1933 in Germany. They supposed that the German’s were “ethnically greater” and the Jews considered “mediocre” were a threat and problem to the German society. The German’s did not only target the Jews, they targeted Gypsies, Slavic people, Russians, the disabled, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc. If those people were captured but not killed yet, they were sent away to concentration camps.
(Encyclopedia of the Holocaust) After the completion it covered two square kilometers and took approximately one and a half hours to walk around its perimeter. (Feig, 340) On the gate of Auschwitz was a sign in German that read, “Arbeit macht frei,” which translates into English as “work makes one free.” (Feig, 334) This was one of the many lies which the Nazis told their prisoners. The first Jews in Auschwitz believed that they were just being taken there to work for the Nazis. As more and more people died word leaked to the outside world about what was really happening at Auschwitz. The Jews and other undesirables were forced by S.S. soldiers to leave their homes and nearly all of their possessions behind to board crowded trains to Auschwitz.
When this happened Hitler made The Final Solution which he killed all the Jews he could before the war was over. We then ended the war in 1945. This was very bad many people where killed during this time.The Holocaust was one of the biggest gencides 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.
Camps were built in Belzec, which killed 500,000 victims, at sobibor where 200,000 Jews died and also at Auschwithz, the most popular of all the camps in which more than a million Jews were killed! It seems the Wansee conference was the biggest turning point in the change of policy. The Nazis had tried many different methods before settling on the Final Solution, which was the most efficient solution to their problem. With the aide of propaganda, Hitler was able to pull of mass murder and genocide under the noses of the German public who felt no remorse for the wasting of human lives that went on in their back gardens. The holocaust progressed during the years 1939-45, leading to the treatment of Jews worsening.
. Of the nine million Jews that resided from the holocaust about two thirds were killed. Over one million Jewish children were killed in the holocaust. Hitler was harsh to the Jews he hurt peoples family’s by killing they’re family members. Putting them in jail for no reason.
During the first part of the extermination one and a half million Jews and other civilians were murdered by military groups which rounded them up and shot them. Gradually the emphasis changed to concentration camps, where the prisoners worked to death as slave labourers. Also there was another type of camp called an extermination camp in which the victims were murdered in gas chambers. The most famous of these camps was Auschwitz, which was a combination of both types of camp – concentration and extermination in one place. Approximately one million and three hundred thousand people perished