Causes Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was one of the darkest events in history. It was a time when innocent lives were taken just because they had somewhat different beliefs. The man behind this evil plan was Adolf Hitler, the Fuhrer of Germany and the Nazi Party. He made it his goal to destroy the Jewish race and anyone else who stood in his way. Hitler devised a long systematic plan that went on to wipe out 6 million European Jews, two-thirds of the Jewish population (Strahinich 7). Nations across the world saw this evil and banded together to fight against Germany and their Nazi party, with the goal to liberate the Holocaust prisoners and bring an end to Hitler’s cruel ways (Byers Overview 101). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. Jews were not treated the same as other German citizins by the Nazi party. This act of hatred or maybe even racism was called Anti-Semitism. Due to this Jews were wrongly blamed for sickness, poverty, economic crisis, political conflicts, and more (Byers 9). Adolf Hitler had led the charge of Anti-Semitism. Hitler had also believed that it was the Jews fault that Germany had lost the first World War, which was a contributing factor in moving Jews to the ghettos (Byers 35). The order was sent for the Jews to be moved to the first
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