Bosnia And The Holocaust

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The Bosnian genocide and the Holocaust were two significant events during the twentieth century. Although both the Holocaust and the Bosnian genocide had religious conflicts associated with them, the Holocaust was more brutal because of the systematic elimination of the Jewish people. The Holocaust and the Bosnia-Hercegovina genocide though genocides, have similarities and differences. The Holocaust was a mass killing of Jews and other races by the Germans, Poland, Austria-Hungary, and Denmark that occurred from 1939 to 1945 that resulted in the deaths of 5.1 to 6.2 million people. People were killed by gassing, fake showers, massive shootings, starvation and were often killed in murder camps, and killing fields (Gale, 4). News of the Holocaust was spreading and by 1942, many newspapers were reporting about the event. What preceded the Holocaust was a period of religious persecution. Germans began to persecute Jews in the 1870s. Hitler’s speech manipulated the people of Germany. He could be considered a true leader of Germany. The idea for the massive eradication of Jews could have been influenced by World War I. Also, writers such as Eugen Duhring wrote about the idea of completely eliminating Jews. Hitler was seen as “virulently “anti-semetic” by the mid 1920s. He saw the Jews as unnecessary beings. They were bugs, rats, and blood sucking animals to him. Hitler’s main goal at first was to drive the Jews out of Germany, but obviously, that message didn’t last for too long. In 1933, the German government began to target Jews directly. The German government sponsored a boycott of German businesses, and Jews ultimately were the main target of the German government. From 1935 to 1937, more measures were put into place. The Nuremberg laws of 1935 prohibited Jews to have intimate relationships with Aryans, and removed citizenship from Jews. In 1937, Jews lost the
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