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.
Why Did Hitler Hate the Jews? Most history students know that over six million Jews were slaughtered during World War II. However, there are actually several theories as to why Hitler hated the Jews. What was the cause that instigated one man to try and wipe out an entire race of people? Let us try and look at some of the possible causes or factors that lead to this cold-blooded massacre.
Holocaust is a Greek word, meaning “sacrifice by fire”. The Holocaust came as a result of Hitler’s Nazi party and their racial intolerance, and quest for a pure blood line in Germany. It was part of Hitler’s final solution and involved the collection of Jews and other racial inferiors by German soldiers. The racial inferiors were sent to concentration camps after their collection; where they were forced to labour and in most cases eventually murdered (Berenbaum, 1998). 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 Holocaust Amanda Marie Flores HIS 104 World Civilizations II Instructor: Jennifer Bridges November 27th 2011 Holocaust is a Greek word coming from the word “holos” meaning (whole), and “kaustos” meaning (burned). The holocaust was a state-sponsored discrimination along with murder of about six million Jews by the collaboration of the Nazi regime. The Nazis who were in power in Germany in January of 1933, believed that the Jews reckoned inferior, and the Germens were racially superior to the fact. Adolf Hitler was one of the men who helped form the Holocaust, among being the main ruler during this time. Hitler like many others of this time blamed the Jews for the country’s defeat back in 1918.
(Hannah B) The Einsatzgruppen were a group of mobile killing units that were active in German-occupied Europe during WW2. They were responsible for the security of the regime. But it was the invasion of Poland that turned them from occasional to wholesale murder. In total, all groups of the Einsatzgruppen numbered around 3,000 men. Many of the men were representing the intellectual elite of the Nazi party.
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.
Hitler hoped the Jews would die of starvation or from disease as the ghettos had horrible conditions. Hitler eventually grew impatient and created massive concentration camps all over Europe. The aim of these camps was to exterminate Jews much faster. The Nazis eventually built massive gas chambers. The gas chambers lead to the deaths of thousands of Jews.
He believed that Jewish people were inferior to other human begins. Hitler beliefs and ideas caused him to create an army called the Nazi to help carry out his plan. The Nazis followed Adolf’s plan to kill Jewish people by creating concentration camps and gas chambers. The Nazis tortured and starved the Jewish people to their deaths. Out of fear and to avoid death themselves, many German civilians accepted Adolf Hitler leadership or they hid from him and his Nazi army.
Various legislation to remove the Jews from civil society, predominantly the Nuremberg Laws, was enacted in Nazi Germany years before the outbreak of World War II. Concentration camps were established in which inmates were used as slave labor until they died of exhaustion or disease. Where the Third Reich conquered new territory in eastern Europe, specialized units called Einsatzgruppen murdered Jews and political opponents in mass shootings. The Third Reich required Jews and Romani to be confined in overcrowded ghettos before being transported by freight train to extermination camps where, if they survived the journey, the majority of them were systematically killed in gas chambers. Every arm of Nazi Germany's bureaucracy was involved in the logistics that led to the genocides, turning the Third Reich into what one Holocaust scholar has called "a genocidal state".
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.