Global Inequalities Holocaust

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Mitchell Alcock, Lucas Ojero, Olivia Johnstone

Global Inequalities

The Holocaust:


The Holocaust began in 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. It ended in 1945 when the Nazi’s were defeated by the Allied powers. “Holocaust,” originally from the Greek word “holokauston” which means “sacrifice by fire,” refers to the Nazi’s persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people. It was estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust in which 6 million of these were Jewish (2/3 of all Jews living in Europe at the time). The Nazis began ordering Jews to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothing so that Jews could be easily recognized and targeted.

Hitler’s Rise to Power:

Adolf Hitler’s
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They prohibited Jews from flying the German flag (in December 1936 this was extended to any Germans married to Jews). They prohibited Jews from employing Germans as domestic servants, and sexual relations and marriage between Aryans and Jews. The original Nuremberg Laws continued to be amended in the years 1935-1939, causing the Nazi regime to gain even more control over the lives of Jews living in Germany.

Declaration of Human Rights:

After the Holocaust ended, the Declaration of Human Rights were created. They stated that all humans are born free, they have the right to fair trial, have the right to nationality and have the right to leave the country and apply for refugee.


Nuremberg Trials (1945-1949)

The Nuremberg Trials are a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War 2. The trials were held in the city of Nuremberg, Germany. The Nuremberg trials did not define a “Jew” as someone with particular religious’ beliefs. After the war, some of those responsible for crimes committed during the holocaust were brought to the trial.


The Nuremberg Trials were a good point in history because people got punished for the terrible crimes they committed. This resulted in the end of the second world war. The international justice system was greatly improved and outlined much more
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