Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust

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The Holocaust The Holocaust (1) all started with one crazy German Nazi named Adolf Hitler. Hitler started the holocaust to start a scapegoat due to the repercussions due to World War 1. After World War 1 Germany was forced to pay for all the damages in all the places that they had invaded which had put them in an economic crisis. Hitler decided to pin the Jews at the root of all of Germany’s problems. He aimed his violence towards Jews, but not just Jews it was also towards outsiders like communists, gypsies, Jehovah Witnesses, and homosexuals. Hitler ultimately wanted a pure world of blond hair blue eyes. He had started off as a military man and ended up becoming a chancellor of Germany and controlled the armed forces. The Nazi…show more content…
The Jewish people did not know what they were going to do there in the camps they were told they were just going to be resettled a little more east they did not know they were going to have to go and do slave work. Jews were treated like slaves because German factories were allowed to rent the Jews at a set rate, but they could only be rented if they built war supplies. The corporation had to build their own camps and keep them controlled if they wanted to continue with the slave labor. (Christopher R. Browing, 2003) Hitler had them pay their own fare on the train and also before he killed them he would have them send postcards back home to the ghetto to assure family and friends that they were ok. These letters probably just stated how they were doing and that they were happy and they hope to see them soon, stuff that would make family members happy to hear about. So that way when he sent for more Jewish people they would go without any resistance because all there other family members and friends were already there at the camps and seemed to be okay. Dachau was one of the first concentration camps that were opened to send Jews to. After this camp was opened six more major death camps were opened in Poland. The biggest and longest lasting death camp was Auschwitz, killing roughly around a total of 2 million innocent civilians. Inside the concentration camps the people were…show more content…
To transport the prisoners to the concentration camps they used freight trains, cattle cars and passenger trains. The normal capacity of a single car on a train was about 20- 30 people, but German soldiers were packing the prisoners in the car probably about 40-50 people this was twice as much. There was no place to sit in the train with this many people standing in a single car and there were no bathrooms to go to the bathroom in so the prisoners were forced to go to the bathroom on
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