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Causes Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was the extermination of six million innocent European Jews (The‘’Final Solution’’). It was a calculated, devious plan made by Nazi Germany to gather and eventually murder all European Jews (The’’ Final Solution’’). It occurred in Germany, Austria, and Poland, countries in the mainland of Europe (Stewart 9). Germany and Italy were the countries behind the Holocaust in Europe (Stewart 9). The victims of the Holocaust comprised of many different factions of people, including the Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, trade unionists, and political opponents of the Nazis. (Vail 112). The Holocaust was a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually to be deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were forced into ghettos, which were described as quarantine facilities (Altman 19). One of the phony reasons they gave the public for sending the Jews to the ghettos was so that they wouldn’t have political or economic power (Altman 16). They wanted the Jews to work for the Nazis, for no pay, even while they were in the ghettos; this practice is called slave labor (Altman 85). The real reason the Jews were being sent to the ghettos was to eventually be deported to the concentration camps or killing centers. Many Jews knew the eventuality of being deported, and this is why several thousand went into hiding
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