The Holocaust


Holocaust which means a widespread human disasters special meaning is almost the complete destruction of the Jews in Europe by the Nazis in Germany .It began on January 30th, 1933 on ended on the date of May 8th, 1945 which was Adolph Hitler's death. mainly began because Hitler said the Jews were the cause of all of Germany's problems. The German word for Jews is Judan.
People who were involved with were the Nazi's, led by Hitler, against the Jews, Slavs, gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah Witnesses, communists, handicapped, political prisoners, criminals, and the mentally ill.
Prejudice is a "judgment" about a group of people or things. The Nazi's were prejudiced about the groups mentioned ...

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was a signal to the Jews in Germany and Austria to leave as soon as possible.

World War II began on September 1939.

By September 1941 the Jews of German were forced to wear badges or armbands marked with a yellow star.
Concentration camps were one of the most tragic things about the Holocaust. Many horrible things happened at these camps usually involved death. One of the things that happened was the Nazi soldiers told the Jews to take showers, but when they got there, it wasn't water it was a poisonous gas called carbon monoxide which killed them instantly. The Jews were beaten, starved and tortured in many ways. But also, medical experiments were performed. An example was they separated a nursing newborn from its mother to see how long it would take for the baby to starve. Another example was sterilization.
The largest death camp was Auschwitz-Birkeneau, which was 37 miles out of Poland. The Concentration camps were supplied with many things, for example:

a. Kulmholf ...

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