Schindlerjuden An act of mass destruction, a loss of life; the Holocaust was the mass murder of the Jewish community under the regime of Nazi Germany. The Holocaust first began in 1933 under the power of Adolf Hitler, and eventually ended in 1945 when Nazi Germany was defeated by the allied powers. The term “Holocaust” originates from the Greek term “holokauston”, meaning, “sacrificed by fire”. The Nazis didn’t just focus on the full destruction of Jews, they also narrowed in on the other minorities such as the homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gypsies, and the disabled. An estimated 11 million died under the rule of Hitler, 6 million of those were Jews, and 1.1 million were children.
Piles of corpses, bones, and human ashes were found. Thousands of starving survivors that were and were not Jews were also found (“Aftermath”). Jewish survivors had no desire to return home. The anti-Semitism in the parts of Germany caused many Jews to not want to return home. The ones, who returned home, lived in fear.
In some cases, these camps were known as “extermination” or “death” camps and the Jews were killed in purpose built gas chambers and their bodies burnt in large ovens. The conditions within the camp were inhumane, with a severe lack of food and hygiene within the walls. There are enduring images captured on camera of prisoners in these camps, so thin from starvation that their ribs are clearly visible. The carnage was so widely spread through German and occupied Europe that nearly 2 in every 3 Jews was murdered. The most infamous of the concentration camps was Auschwitz.
It was established soon after Hitler’s appointment of Chancellor. When World War II was going on, the number of prisoners in the camps increased by a lot. In 1941 some death camps started to become camps that killed people in them. Some ways that people were killed were by putting them into poisonous gas chambers and by testing medical experiments on them. Concentration camps still remained a work camp, but there were camps created that killed.
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. His plan was referred to as the "Final Solution". After invading Poland in 1939 and Russian in 1941, Hitler order concentration camps be
The gas chambers lead to the deaths of thousands of Jews. About six million European Jews died in the death camps and in Nazi massacres. Fewer than four million Jews survived. After World War II, the Holocaust survivors created a new nation called Israel in the Middle East. Overall, the German invasion of the Soviet Union and the Holocaust were two events in World War II that had extremely powerful effects on the war and the world afterwards.
They were placed into confinements called Concentration Camps. There, they were forced to work and were treated horribly. Often, Jews and other people in the camps were carried to gas chambers to be killed or lined up and shot execution style. This was called genocide. If the gas chambers or Nazis didn’t kill the victims held in these camps, they died from starvation, brutal and inhumane work environments, or disease.
South Serbia was dominated by German rule. According to German calculation during the war, eye witness accounts and the trials at Nuremberg in 1947 after the war ended, those killed in the city of Kragujevac, Serbia, alone totaled between 2,300 and 7,000 people. Among those slaughtered were men, women and children of Jewish, Roma and Serbian descent. Opened in December of 1941 and shut down in September 1944, Sajmiste Concentration Camp was located just outside of Belgrade in the Independent State of Croatia. According to historical accounts, the majority of the Serbians murdered during World War II were executed at Sajmiste Concentration Camp, under Nazi rule.
----------------------- 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.
The Holocaust (from the Greek ὁλόκαυστος holókaustos: hólos, "whole" and kaustós, "burnt"), also known as The Shoah (Hebrew: השואה, HaShoah, "calamity"; Yiddish: חורבן, Churben or Hurban, from the Hebrew for "destruction"), was the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II, a programme of systematic state-sponsored extermination by Nazi Germany throughout Nazi-occupied territory.  Approximately two-thirds of the population of nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust perished.  Some scholars maintain that the definition of the Holocaust should also include the Nazis' genocide of millions of people in other groups, including Romani (more commonly known in English by the exonym "Gypsies"),