Adolf Hitler: The Start Of The Holocaust

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January 30, 1933: President Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler Chancellor of Germany. This date in History was the start to one of the most tragic events the human civilization has ever experienced. This was the start of the Holocaust. Adolf Hitler grew up in Austria and later moved to germany and fought in World War 1. After the war Hitler joined the National Socialist German workers party known as the Nazis. Hitler quickly went up the ranks in the nazi’s largely due to his powerful speaking ability. On October 23rd 1923 Hitler prepared the Nazi’s to take out the communists and jews in Berlin. That night Hitler was arrested and served nine months in prison. While in prison Hitler wrote a book called mein kampf that was about how Hitler despised…show more content…
The Nazi party targeted Jews, Gypsies, Poles and other Slavs, and people with physical or mental disabilities. Others were Nazi victims because of what they did. These victims of the Nazi regime included Jehovah 's Witnesses, homosexuals, the dissenting clergy, Communists, Socialists, asocials, and other political enemies. A big group other than the jews that were targeted by the Nais were Gypsies. Many gypsies lived in Germany and were always considered inferior by others mostly because they were different. The nazi’s viewed them as social outcasts. The Gypsies looked spoke and acted differently, they wore black triangular patches (the symbol for "asocials").Just like jews, Gypsies were forced into their in ghetto’s to live in. This was an easy way to group all of them together which made it easy to kill them. The estimated amount of deaths of the Gypsies range from 220,000 to…show more content…
On September 1st, 1939 Hitler and his army invaded Poland killing thousands of innocent poles. This is when War World II officially started. Hitler wanted to destroy the polish culture and replace it with his own. Anyone who stood in his way was slaughtered.The Nazi terror was, in scholar Norman Davies 's words, "much fiercer and more protracted in Poland than anywhere in Europe." It is believed that 1.8 to 1.9 million Polish civilians (non-Jews) were killed due to Hitler and his army, but that is disregarding the three million Jewish poles that were killed. The Nazi party’s idea of a perfect world was um well… it was perfect and this meant that everyone living in it had to be perfect. The Nazi party killed many many people that had physical or mental disabilities. KIlling people with disabilities was supposed to be a secret operation called “Operation T4” d eventually leaked out and Hitler ordered the operation to end although it still continued. Doctors were told to kill all patients who suffered from a disability by “accidentally” giving them wrong prescriptions or poisoning them. An estimated 300,000-400,000 people with disabilities lost their
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