As a result of the Holocaust, millions of men, women, and children of various national, ethnic, and social backgrounds died or had their lives impacted forever. The word holocaust was originally used to describe the destruction or slaughter on a mass scale (especially cause by fire); however, this term has been more widely accepted to refer to the genocide orchestrated by Adolf Hitler from January 30, 1933, when he took over as prime minister of Germany, to May 8, 1945, the end of the war in Europe. There is controversy over whether or not the term “Holocaust” includes only those murdered of Jewish decent. Today, it is generally held that the term “Holocaust” refers to all those put to death in the Nazi concentration camps, ghettos, and murder squads, and the term “Final Solution” is given to refer to the genocide of the Jewish people (also referred to the as “The Final Solution to the Jewish Question”). There is no way to determine the exact number of lives taken during the Holocaust, but six millions is the widely accepted death toll for Jewish victims and five millions is the accepted ... ... middle of paper ... ... extermination of every living thing in certain areas of the Kurdish north.
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.
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.
If they did not die during the experiment they were shot in order to prevent secrets getting out. The Soviet army was closing in ... ... middle of paper ... ...ore the war. The Holocaust was a horrendous and sickening time in history. The shocking things that the victims had to go through will send shivers down your spine. Hitler was a monster of a man, and should have suffered for what he did to those innocent people.
The Holocaust is one of the most famous genocides that have occurred to this date which makes it one of the many reasons to want to research this genocide. The Holocaust occurred during World War Two in Europe from nineteen ninety-one to nineteen ninety-five. Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazis who lead them to kill millions of Jews, including other groups like gypsies, the disabled, communists, socialists, Jehovah’s witnesses, and homosexuals. Concentration camps were built around Europe; Oranienburg, Esterwegen, Dachau, Lichtenburg, Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and more. Jews and other groups were transported to these camps.
The Nazi doctors performed horrific experiments on Jews that would leave them physically and mentally scarred. These heartless doctors would sometimes perform experiments that left numerous Jews disabled or cruelly murdered. The doctors were so cruel that they did not even bury the dead properly; as a matter of fact, they just dumped the bodies into a hole and buried them, or burned them. The doctors performed these experiments on the prisoners at work camps that later became known as death camps. “Nazi doctors conducted as many as 30 different types of experiments on concentration-camp inmates.” (Tyson, 2000) These experiments were divided into three categories.
The Holocaust was a terrible time for people who were a different race, or if you were Jewish. It started in Germany in 1933 by a man named Adolf Hitler when he came into rule, but ended in 1945 when the Nazis were defeated by allied powers of the Britain and America. The term holocaust can be translated into Hebrew and it means devastation or ruin. The Holocaust was a mass murder of about six million Jews during World War II, a systematic state sponsored murder for Adolf Hitler and the rest of the Nazis and they invaded German-occupied territories. Out of all nine million of the Jews who chose to live in Europe, about two-thirds were killed in the Holocaust.
Germans sought to really “cleanse” the human race. They targeted all the people who were somehow different from their “norms”. 5 million people other than Jews were killed during the Holocaust; these included homosexuals, gypsies, disabled, Jehova’s witnesses and Polish people, the list goes on and on. Asides from all the deaths, Nazis are famous for notorious experiments that they performed on “lower” races in and outside of their concentration camps. They tore apart families, often making parents watch their children being escorted to the gas chambers.
The day after that, President Franklin Roosevelt died. Soviets then used the camp as another concentration camp, not for civilians, but for their own enemies in Germany. The doctors during... ... middle of paper ... ...ctors put in the tuberculosis bacteria in the prisoners at camp Neuengamme. Around two hundred adults died from this. They also cut off legs and shoulders from prisoners at Ravensbruck to attach them onto other subjects.
The Holocaust was a tragic genocide which killed 11 million people. Out of that 11 million, 6 million were Jews. The others who were killed were the gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled. “The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.” (Tim Holden) While the Holocaust was happening, Germany was fighting in WWII.