Holocaust happened because Hitler and the Nazis were racist. They believed the German people were a 'master race', who were superior to others. They even created a league table of 'races' with the Aryans at the top and with Jews, Gypsies and black people at the bottom. These 'inferior' people were seen as a threat to the purity and strength of the German nation. When the Nazis came to power they persecuted these people, took away their human rights and eventually decided that they should be exterminated.
The Holocaust (1933-1945) The Holocaust was a big part of world history. According to “freedictionary.com”, the definition of Holocaust is “The genocide of European Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II”. It is derived from the Greek word holocaust, holos meaning whole and kaustos meaning burned. Aldolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany on January 30,1933 which was the beginning of the holocaust. Hitler had a plan to eliminate the Jewish population; it was a plan that he called “ Final Solution” which killed off about six million Jews, one million five hundred thousand of those Jews were children.
al 503) These acts all took place due to Hitler’s discrimination towards the Jews. If you died in the concentration camps they would shuffle up your body along with many others in large carriages disposing dead bodies to their graves, or to the crematories where they were burned to ashes. (Beck et. al 504) “No! He isn’t dead!
The Jewish people were required to wear the Jewish star or Star of David on them at all times. When they would finally come get them off the train the higher ranking officers decided if you were going to be used for experiments or slave camps. He said the worst camp he ever went was ran by a man that would kill `15 to 20 people a day inhuman ways because the officer said that hanging was too easy for Jews. At this camp he was tattooed with KL which stands for concentration camp in Germany. Max also said his father was killed at this camp.
So the only way to fix this problem was to start a system of eradication of Jews. This was the cause of the Holocaust. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. He hated Jewish people, gypsies, homosexuals, disabled people and twins. He wanted to direct German aggression off the government and used those groups of people as scapegoats, causing one of the greatest tragedies in history.
Holocaust When Hitler became ruler of Germany, he decided to make his country a dictatorship. This caused his people to listen to the propaganda he made up. Every Jew was executed and only could bring a bag of belongings, which they soon lost. They were all sent to concentration camps, where they were separated from their parents and siblings. Jews from all over the world were worked to death and/or starved to death; as a result, nearly six million Jewish people passed away, being thrown in ovens to burn the bodies or buried.
While the Hebrew people were being held prisoner for no apparent reason, their property and religious centers were plundered and destroyed. Hundreds of Jews died, from the piracy and many committed suicide. Germany began to conquer other countries. Hitler was an extremely sick, disgusting man who sought to eliminate non-Aryan individuals. He took over several countries for the sole purpose of getting rid people who weren’t good enough for him.
The Nuremburg Laws were made to exclude the Jews from all public life, forbidding them from all parks, firing them from all civil service jobs, making them register all property, and taking way all citizenship rights. The Nuremburg Laws set the legal model for all anti-Jewish laws to follow, making life as a German Jew more difficult than ever anticipated. Unfortunately, things quickly grew worse (Rosemberg). The night of November 9, 1938 marked the first act of violence. On that night, the Nazis provoked an organized massacre against Jews in Austria and Germany in what was termed “Kristallnacht”, meaning, “night of broken glass” (Holocaust Encyclopedia).
They decided they are going to start killing them. So the Nazis started putting on camp where they are going to kill Jews and make them suffer until they are dead. But some Jews thought whatever they heard about the camps were not true so they trusted the Germans and moved in to those camps. Jews thought the camps were for them to survive from the war that was going on. The worst camp was the Auschwitz, it was the largest concentration camp.
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.