The Holocaust: The Birth Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was the mass genocide of 11 million people, 6 million of those people being of the Jewish heritage. With over 9 million Jews living in Europe before, these demoralizing events annihilated two-third of the Jewish population (Stahinich 7). The other 5 million people were those of different minorities and sub-categories such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Gypsies, people with handicaps, homosexuals, and Communists (Stahinich 8). The Holocaust took place in many different European countries. Many of these events happened in Germany, which was the birthplace of the Nazi party. The leader of the Nazi party, Adolf Hitler, had a plan to move eastward and conquer all of Europe and become a world power (Staninich 13). Hitler wanted for there to only be one race. Moreover, the Aryan race, which he dubbed supreme to all others. He wanted to terminate all of those who did not fall into his ideals of what was perfection (Rossle 14). Nevertheless, this was the birth of the Holocaust. …show more content…
The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining