On April 1, 1933, it all began. The Nazis initially provoked their first actions on Germany and German Jews by beginning a boycott against all Jewish businesses. This took an enormous toll on all Jewish families, quickly putting an end to their businesses, and bringing poverty to an all-time-high. Only five months later, on September 15, 1935, Hitler made his second move in persecution, by issuing the Nuremburg Laws. 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 Holocaust began after a Jewish youth from Germany shot a German diplomat living in Paris. Hitler then violently persecuted Jews, using the event as an excuse. The Holocaust began with Kristallnacht, when Nazi troopers destroyed Jewish-owned property in Germany. As a result of Kristallnacht, many Jews fled Europe and went overseas to places like the U.S.A. After Kristallnacht, Hitler ordered all Jews to be segregated into ghettos, which were living areas specifically for Jews. Hitler hoped the Jews would die of starvation or from disease as the ghettos had horrible conditions.
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.
The Jews were physically attacked, and about 30,000 Jews were arrested and taken to the concentration camps. As SS leader Heydrich stated during the later meeting, “7,500 businesses were destroyed, 267 temples burned and 91 Jews were killed.” He also requested, “that new decrees barring Jews from any contact with Germans by excluding them from public transportation, schools, even hospitals, essentially forcing them into ghettos or out of the country.” In that meeting, Hermann Goring stated regarding the economic damage of the night that the Jews themselves would be billed for the damage, and that any insurance money due to them would be confiscated by the Nazi order the Jews lived in.
His act of evil resulting in the deaths of over twelve million Jewish people, which was more than half the Jewish population at the time is unforgettable and horrifying till today. I intend to prove that God did not prevent this evil from happening because of the following theodical arguments of Evil as a Privation of Good, The Free-Will Defense, and Evil as Therapy. Hitler's Holocaust began when he gained power of Germany in 1933. Ever since, he carried out his mission to murder the entire Jewish race. What started with segregating Jewish people into ghetto neighborhoods to isolate them for the rest was actually his master plan for the planned murder of any and all Jews in Nazi Europe.
German schools no longer allowed Jewish students and they were expelled. The Nazis required all Jews to have their passports marked with the letter “J” for “Jude” (The Holocaust Timeline, Year Unknown, p. 3). In November of 1938, the Nazis conducted further violent acts against the Jews with the “Kristallnacht” which was known as the “Night of the Broken Glass” (Rosenberg, Year Unknown, p. 2). These acts of violence were directly against the Jewish people. Jewish owned businesses were looted, windows were busted, synagogues were set on fire, and the Nazis attacked Jewish people.
----------------------- Thesis Statement The mass killing of people in Eastern Europe known as “The Holocaust” impacted world history in many ways. Propaganda and media played a huge role in the Holocaust, that’s when Joseph Goebbels comes in to play, a master Propagandist. The Holocaust started from January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe had officially ended. During those times Adolf Hitler was the chancellor of Germany. Approximately 6 million(1.5 million of these being children) were persecuted, murdered and 5,000 Jewish communities were destroyed.
Before instituting the Final Solution, the Nazi government had abolished Jews’ rights destroyed and confiscated their property, and confined them in concentration camps.” (The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy). The holocaust was a terrible time in history in which millions of lives were lost in order to try to further Adolph Hitler’s goal to have a “master race” of people.
Holocaust Why was there a Holocaust, how did it affect people and why is it important that we remember it? Task 1 The Holocaust was an extremely tragic period of time in history between the years of 1933 to 1945. At an approximately 11 million lives were lost because of cruel racial prejudice. The killings took place in Europe during World War two run by the German Nazi party led by Adolf Hitler. The majority of the victims killed were Jews because they were undesirable and not the same race as the German Nazi’s.
For example, in Iraq, a campaign to eliminate Kurds was initiated in 1988 using the codename Anfal. Through this program, the Iraqi Government massacred over 100,000 Kurds. Evidence of these massacres was seen long before the ousting of Saddam Hussein. Another example is the Turkish government, which began a series of campaigns to “reclaim” lands for Turkey. This caused the destruction of almost 3000 villages, and the displacement of over 375,000 people.