The Holocaust: The Causes Of The Holocaust

explanatory Essay
1286 words
1286 words

The holocaust is one of the most terrible events in human history. This event took place during World War 2. The plan was to make Germany and surrounding countries an Aryan race but they only succeeded in killing millions of people. Over 6 million Jews, 1 million of them being children and 11 million other types of ‘no perfect people’ i.e. gypsies, Catholics, Serbs, homosexuals and handicapped people, including both mental and physically were killed. The Nazis even went to the extent of kidnapping children with German origins to Germany. Meanings Holocaust- the term given to the extermination of Jews and other ‘undesirables’ by the Nazis in world war II Genocide- the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group. Final solution- The cover name for the plan to destroy the Jews of Europe - the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question." Beginning in December 1941, Jews were rounded up and sent to extermination camps in the East. The program was deceptively disguised as "resettlement in the East." Aryan race - "Aryan" was originally applied to people who spoke any Indo-European language. The Nazis, however, primarily applied the term to people of Northern European racial background. Their aim was to avoid what they considered the "bastardization of the German race" and to preserve the purity of European blood. Attitudes and causes Hitler spoke against the Jews way before power and the Nazi party; he blamed them for everything. For the death of his mother, the loss of the First World War and the depression. People were looking for someone to blame and coincidently Adolf Hitler was there to urge them on; this hatred grew into what was called the Holocaust. Many Jews were high-... ... middle of paper ... ...• Testing new, unfounded surgery techniques without • Using saltwater and electricity to gauge the pain response of the human body. Impact of the holocaust After the war many European Jews moved to other countries around the world to which they started new lives. Many Jews wished to live in their ancient home land. So on November 1947 the UN established an independent Jewish state what now known as Israel. Israel became independent in May 1948. The hideous event what took place shocked many people around the world. After World War 2 the nations of the world were determined to prevent such horrific crimes ever happening again. There were new international treaties that have come into effect recognising equal rights with all human beings, i.e. human rights, the humane treatment of civilians in time of war, sanctuary for refugees and the elimination of racial.

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  • Explains that the holocaust is one of the most terrible events in human history. the plan was to make germany and surrounding countries an aryan race but they only succeeded in killing millions of people.
  • Explains that germany kept records of who lived where, the occupation of the resident, and their religion. when nazis came to power, they added to these community records, questions about the people's family heritage.
  • Describes how the jews were transported by trains in boxcars without knowing where they were going, the length of the journey or what would happen to them. the journey often took 3-4 days sometimes longer depending on the conditions.
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