The Holocaust In 1933 a man by the name of Adolf Hitler came into power in Germany. This day would soon be a day known as the start of one of the most horrific events to ever take place. The holocaust is one of the biggest genocides to this day; it is credited with the deaths of over six million Jewish people. Adolf Hitler led a group referred to as the Nazis. Adolf and the Nazis believed the German race was superior to every other race and would go to many lengths to prove it and make it known to the world. Those of Jewish decent were not the only race viciously murdered, gypsies, poles, Russians, the disabled, and many others. Many others were killed on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds. The Holocaust started World War II and changed worldviews on dictatorship as well as completely changed the Jewish community all over Europe. In 1933 Europe’s Jewish population stood at over nine million; by 1945 over two thirds were killed off. In a matter of twelve years the Nazis were able to kill this massive amount of Jews via concentration camps. Adolf Hitler came into office and immediately created his first concentration camp. These concentration camps are camps where people are confined in harsh conditions and without regard to the health or well being. Initially Adolf reserved his harshest persecution for political opponents such as Communists. This concentration camp was the first of many and these concentration camps became the killing grounds of millions. Adolf Hitler’s chief of police, Heinrich Himmler, ran most of these concentration camps. Germany housed its government in a building known as “The Reichstag Building”, on February 27, 1933 Nazis burned the building down. This made it easy for Hitler to seize complete power having Germany thinking he is protecting the nation from threats to its security. A month later Nazis opened Dachau concentration camp near Munich, Buchenwald near Weimar in central Germany, Sachsenhausen near Berlin in northern Germany, and Ravensbrück for women. Two days later Hitler retained dictorial powers; Germany was officially Hitler’s nation. Hitler could now turn eyes to beginning genocide, getting rid of all who were not German. The Germans began the ridding Germany of non-Germans by boycotting Jewish businesses, forcing many Jews to close they’re businesses. By the end of Hitler’s first year the Nazis were the only legal party in Germany, all people with genetic defects were sterilized, Jews could no longer own land, and a law was passed that allowed beggars, the homeless, alcoholics and the unemployed to be sent to concentration camps. Over the next four years Jews would be banned from German labor, they would lose health insurance, and be ban from German military. Soon after losing so many rights and privileges the Germans would take away more rights by passing “Nuremburg race laws,” stripping the Jews of citizenship and making it a crime for a Jew to date a German. Through all the troubles going on in Germany the Olympics were still brought to Germany. The Germans did not win all events as Hitler had hoped they would but Hitler and the Nazis were more determined than ever to prove the Germans were racially superior, not only in Germany but also all over Europe and the world. The Nazis would begin this mission to take their movement past just Germany and it start in Austria. An alliance with Austria was created and soon after a concentration camp and new laws would follow. Over 17,000 Polish Jews were captured and sent to Poland where they were denied entry and left stranded on the Polish border with no where to go. At this point the U.S. assembled in France to meet with the League of Nations to propose an attempt to help Jews flee Hitler and the Nazis, the other nations would decline. The Germans would continue their onslaught and soon seize Czechoslovakia, and again all Jews who fled were sent back. The
Six million Jews were persecuted during the Holocaust. This is a number one cannot vision with the naked eye. Families, homes and hopes were destroyed. Not only were the lives of these people taken but so were their souls. Elie weisel remains a very relevant author, especially since Jewish history seems necessary in preventing genocide from happening again. In Night, Elie Wiesel keeps the Holocaust “alive”: as he narrates his experiences of family lost, death of his childhood and questioning of…
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"Selektion" on the Judenrampe, Auschwitz, May/June 1944. To be sent to the right meant slave labor; to the left, the gas chamber. This image shows the arrival of Hungarian Jews from Carpatho-Ruthenia, many of them from the Berehov ghetto. The photographer was Ernst Hofmann or Bernhard Walter of the SS. Image courtesy of Yad Vashem
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most remarkable race which has appeared in the world.” The Holocaust, an event that resulted in the loss of millions of lives, is by far one of the most atrocious epidemics in history. Nearly six million people were victims of the most severe form of discrimination purely because of their religion or ethnic background. To put that into perspective, that would be equivalent to massacring every citizen of Denmark (www.cia.gov). The word “Holocaust” is the combination of “holos”, translating to “whole…
Holocaust in 1939-1945
By Bloobytsy For Communication Dr. ### July 19, 2012
2 Introduction Although our world has seen many events occur which defy explanation and simply boggle the mind, thus far none has matched the Holocaust in the intensity and sheer damage that it caused the world and more significantly the Jewish population of Europe. The Holocaust comes from the Greek Holokauston, an animal sacrifice where the whole 'Holos' animal is completely burnt 'kauston'. Even though, since…
When most people think of the Holocaust they think of Hitler, Jews, death, concentration camps, and prejudice. These thoughts are all the truth, but not the whole truth. Not only Jews were persecuted and executed, but also Poles, Ukrainians, Russians, Belorussians, Gypsies, homosexuals, and people too old, ill or handicapped to be “glorious”. All of these people were killed in many gruesome, gory, horrible ways. It started with the Poles. Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. Some people were worried…
The Holocaust refers to the period from January 30, 1933 when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany - to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe officially ended. The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime. "Holocaust" is Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Germans thought high of them self’s and believed that they were "racially superior". Not only did they persecute the Jews but also those of Soviet prisoners…
The holocaust was an event in which the discrimination against Jews happened. The holocaust was very horrific event in history. Though this macabre event happened, it had no start date. The discrimination slowly built up from the Nuremberg Laws and continued until the Germans eventually started to mass murder the Jews.
It all begun in the night of broken glass when the Germans started discriminating the Jews. A lot of their rights were taken away and…
Throughout a twelve year span of 1933-1945, there was an historical occurrence in Europe known as the Holocaust. The definition of the word Holocaust is a complete slaughter of life. In the case of this historical event, not all life was exterminated, but mostly the life of Jews.
It all started in 1933, when Adolf Hitler, a political leader of the Nazi’s took over. Unbelievably, Hitler was elected by what he believed, and what he believed in, many other people didn’t. Planning on complete annihilation…
Between July 22 and September 12, 1942, the German authorities deported and or murdered around 300,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto. Some Jews managed to run away from concentration camps in an attempt to escape from the Nazis; however, in the end there were many casualties. This essay will explore and answer the following questions: Why did some Jews in the Warsaw ghetto’s rebel against the Nazi’s? And were their Jews that didn't rebel against the nazi's because of their involuntary acceptance of the…
Day 1 and 2
• Holocaust • Number the Stars
• Exit Slip
• How is the Holocaust a transforming event in world
• Hitler in Power 1939
• 1939, under Nazi rule, German citizens were encouraged
to stop patronizing Jewish businesses. • In part, the Nazi party gained popularity by disseminating anti-Jewish propaganda. • Millions bought Hitler's book Mein Kampf (My Struggle)…