Rwanda vs Holocaust

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The Holocaust vs. the Rwanda Genocide The Jewish Holocaust was the murdering of approximately six million European Jews. This horrific event occurred during World War II. The Holocaust was a program of systematic state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, throughout Nazi-occupied territory. Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds perished. This plan of persecution and discrimination was carried out in multiple stages. First, various laws, were enacted in Nazi Germany before World War II broke out, in order to remove the Jews from civil society. Next, concentration camps were established. In concentration camps, inmates were forced to perform slave labor until they died of exhaustion or illness from a disease. Third, wherever Germany in Eastern Europe, specialized units called Einsatzgruppen were created to murder Jews and political opponents in mass shootings. Finally, Jews and Romani were ordered to be live in overcrowded ghettos, there they were then transported by freight train to extermination camps. Extermination camps were camps that were built by Nazi Germany, during the World War II, that were designed to kill millions of people by gassing and extreme work under terrible living conditions. The Nazis were not alone in this effort. Parish churches and the Interior Ministry supported the genocide by presenting birth records showing who was Jewish; the Post Office delivered the deportation and denaturalization orders; the Finance Ministry took away Jewish property; German businesses fired Jewish workers and took away stock that belonged to the Jews. The universities refused to admit Jews, denied degrees to those already studying, and fired Jewish academics; government transport offices organized the trains that were scheduled for the deportation to the camps; German pharmacist
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