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Violation of Human Rights of Jews During the Holocaust

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Violation of Human Rights of Jews during the Holocaust

Of all the examples of injustice against Jews or rather, humanity in history, the Jewish Holocaust has to be one of the most prominent. In the period of 1933 to 1945, the Nazis waged a vicious war against Jews and other "lesser races". This war came to a head with the "Final Solution" in 1938. One of the end results of the Final Solution was the horrible concentration and death camps of Germany, Poland, and other parts of Nazi-controlled Europe. Nearly 5,933,900 Jews were annihilated during the whole process which was termed by historians as “THE HOLOCAUST”. In this process, Polish and Soviet civilians, Slavs, Romani, Soviet prisoners of war and other political, religious opponents of the Nazi were also exterminated. This sums up the total deaths to somewhere between 11 million-17 million people.

Hitler came to power in 1933 with the help of his Nazi party. Hitler's anti-Jew campaign began soon afterward, with the "Nuremberg Laws" introduced in 1935, which defined the meaning of being Jewish based on ancestry. These laws also forced segregation between Jews and the rest of the public. It was only a dim indication of what the future held for European Jews. Anti-Jewish aggression continued for years after the passing of the Nuremberg Laws. One of these was the "Aryanization" of Jewish property and business. Jews were progressively forced out of the economy of Germany, their assets turned over to the government and the German public.

Other forms of degradation were pogroms. A pogrom is a form of violent riot, a mob attack, either approved or condoned by government or military authorities, directed against a particular group, whether ethnic, religious, or other, and c...

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...secuted in the so-called Doctors' Trial led to the creation of the Nuremberg Code to control future trials involving human subjects, a set of research ethics and principles for human experimentation.

The Holocaust is one of the most famous events in modern history. The senseless slaughter of millions upon millions of innocent people at the hands of Nazi butchers was incited when a man by the name of Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. The Nazis wrought terrible death and destruction on Europe in the following years, beginning with Aryanization and ending with the Final Solution in a maniacal plot to exterminate and purify the human race. The Holocaust should be remembered by all as a dark point in modern history. We must remember and draw lessons from the crimes committed against the Jews during the Holocaust if we are to prevent similar tragedies in the future.
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