Why the Holocaust in Considered Genocide

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“Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are…the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking questions.” This quote is by Primo Levi (Quotes About Holocaust) The Holocaust was genocide targeting Jewish people. They would take them and put them in concentration camps and eventually kill most of them. The rest of the world was in a World War because of the Holocaust. Genocide is important for us to know and learn about because it is in our world’s history. It lets kids know that genocide is an awful thing. What drew me to this topic was learning about it. I always found it very interesting to learn about. Even though it is an awful topic to learn about, it is also very interesting. I love learning about all of the different races and religions it has happened to. Genocide is awful and there was no reason to harm these people. People just want someone to blame for their mistakes in the world. Many Europeans thought Jews were a threat to their land. The Holocaust was a type of Genocide. The Germans were taking Jewish people to Concentration Camps and killing them. (World War II: The Holocaust pg. 1) The Jewish didn’t do anything to deserve this. (How and Why Did the Holocaust Happen pg. 1) Everyone else wanted someone to blame for their economy struggles. (Norton, James pg .4) At the concentration camps the Jews would do slave work and have to do whatever the Nazi soldiers told them to do. (The Holocaust pg.1) Some of the Jews died from starvation because at the concentration camp they would not get any food. Some others died when the Nazi soldiers would tell them they had to come and shower. What was really going to happen to them was once the whole group of Jewish people we... ... middle of paper ... ...e Holocaust ≡." The Holocaust. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. "How and Why Did the Holocaust Happen? | South African History Online." How and Why Did the Holocaust Happen? | South African History Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. "The Holocaust and World War II: Timeline." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 10 June 2013. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 "Jewish Population of Europe in 1945." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 10 June 2013. Web. 31 Mar. 2014 "Long Term Effects - The Holocaust: A 20th Century Turning Point." The Holocaust: A 20th Century Turning Point. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014 Norton, James R. The Holocaust: Jews, Germany, and the National Socialists. New York: Rosen Pub., 2009. Print. "World War II: The Holocaust." The Holocaust. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014

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