Essay on The Holocaust

Submitted By kayleegraveley
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The Holocaust was one of the twentieth century's greatest tragedy that left a mark on all Jews. The tragedy began at January 30th, 1933 and ended May 8th, 1945, when the war in Europe ended. Millions of people died during the Holocaust, some were killed by machine guns, gas chambers, getting burned, while others died due to starvation, abuse and diseases. Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany and came up with the Holocaust.
Hitler hated and envied the Jews. The Jews at that time were successful; there were scholars, scientists and doctors as Jews. He described them as evil and cowardly, and Germans as hardworking, courageous, and honest. He blamed the Jews for Germany’s defeat in World War 1. He brainwashed the Germans into hating them. He believed that the German race was better than any other race and that Germans deserve to live. Blonde hair and blue eyes was also the master race to Hitler, even though he had dark hair and dark eyes.
Hitler wanted to kill off all the “imperfect” people, who were non-Germanic. Some of the victims were the Jews, Gypsies, and people with physical and mental disabilities, homosexuals and Jehovah’s Witnesses. These victims were selected simply because they were disliked by Hitler and the other Germans. German Jews weren’t allowed to go to theaters, swimming pools, and resorts. They were forced to wear a Star of David badge everywhere they went, to indicate that they
On the night of November 9, 1938, gangs of Nazi officers barged on the streets of Germany and attacked the Jews. Thousands of synagogues, Jewish businesses and homes were destroyed. Many Jews were tortured, sent to concentration camps and many were killed. This event came to be called Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass because of the shattered store windowpanes that covered Germany’s streets. This was the beginning of the Holocaust.
All Jews, Gypsies, and many others were taken to the concentration camps. Men and women were separated. The doctors of Auschwitz, which was the largest extermination camps, separated the strong, who were mostly men, from the weak, who were the women, children, the sick and the elderly. The weak were sent to a gas chamber. Deadly