The Holocaust: The Cause Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust is the history of continuing mourning and dismay. It seemed to be no ignition of concern or sympathy to lighten up this dreadful history. The Holocaust was the extermination of six million Jews and millions of other people that fell into the “undesirable” category, including blacks, gypsies, and homosexuals, by the Nazi Party during World War II. By 1945, two out of every three Jews were killed: 1.5 million children were murdered. Holocaust survivor, Abel Herzberg said,” There were not six million Jews murdered; there was one murder, six million times.” The inmates were beaten, tortured, and experimented on. Their abuse ranged from gassing to drowning. Women’s genitals were violated, sex crimes were committed, and children were…show more content…
A sensation of Heydrich, he is sometimes called “the architect of the Holocaust”. He learned Hebrew and studied Jewish in order to manipulate Jews, through his power of coercion, to leave their occupied possessions in favor for a better life in the ghettos. At the end of the war, he was doing the same to Hungarian Jews. If it wasn’t for the intervention of Raoul Wallenberg, the number of victims of the holocaust would have been much larger. He fled to Germany at the end of the war on a ratline to South America, and was captured by the Mossad in Argentina. In 1962, he was extradited to Israel and executed by hanging. Eichmann’s death was the only civil execution carried out in…show more content…
Under the direct order of Heinrich Himmle, Stangl became superintendent of the T-4 Euthanasia Program at the Euthanasia Institute at Schloss Hartheim, where mentally and physically disabled people were sent to be killed. Stangl accepted, and grew accustomed to the killing of Jews , perceiving prisoners not as humans but merely as “cargo”, Saying, “I remember standing there, next to the pits full of black-blue corpses…. somebody said ‘What shall we do with rotting garbage?’ that started me thinking of them as cargo”. Stangl escaped Germany after the war and was arrested in Brazil, in 1967. He was tried for the deaths of around 900,000 people. He admitted to the killings, but argued: “My conscience is clear. I was simply doing my duty”. He died of heart failure in 1971, while serving a life
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