The Holocaust: The Era Of The Holocaust

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Felicia ortiz Period 3 May 5, 2012 The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state sponsored persecution and murder of approximetely six million jews by the nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning sacrifice by fire. The nazis, who came to power in germany in January 1933 belived that germans were racially superior and that the jews , deemed inferior were an alien threat to the so called german racial community. During the era of the holocaust , german authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived racial inferiority. 1933 the jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy…show more content…
In 15 hours over 7,500 Jewish-owned stores were destroyed and 100 Jews were killed. The rest were arrested and imprisoned in camps. Nearly half of the Jews of Germany emigrated out of Germany, but for those who couldn't had to go through the roughest times of their lifes. "I saw the fire engines standing in front of a building and in the back of this building was the Orthodox synagogue," This are some of the words that Hanne Hirsch Liebmann a witness to Kristallnacht had said with such fear and anger towards…show more content…
Hitler was determined to continue his extermination of the Jews while at the same time covering up evidence of the atrocities. Meanwhile, special units of Jewish prisoners were forced to burn the remains of the millions of jews buried in massive shallow graves throughout eastern Europe. From late 1944 to 1945, camp by camp was liberated by allied forces. People were in complete shock and disbelief about the first reports of the Holocaust. As the end neared, the entire world saw with their own eyes the half starved skeletons and piles of dead bodies left by th Nazi regime. Around 300,000 prisoners were liberated from camps throughout Europe, but many died shortly after from disease and malnutrition. However, their was one camp that only had 60,000 remaining inmates, 37,000 died before liberation and 14,000 more died after liberation. As proven by Abraham Lewnt in Concentration camps their were given food that was no good,"some Jews ate it and died afterwords" ,Lewnt said. This meant that Hitler was feeding Jews food that was already expired and sometimes food that was just not for humans. German people including Hitler and the nazi regime is very responsible for the holocaust. The holocaust teaches us how far racism and hatred can take us to, so why be racist and hate people from an other race we are all humans we are all the same. Why hate each other when its just the

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