Short Essay On The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was a genocide that took place throughout Europe from 1933-1945 in which six million Jews were beat, gassed, starved, burned, and shot. It took many decades for the jewish population to get back to where it was before the genocide. Many jewish people had to go into hiding due to these terrible acts. One of the many well known jewish people that went into hiding was Anne Frank in which she spent two years in a secret annex with her sister, mother, father, the van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer. On August 4, 1944 they were captured and sent to labor camps. This was also the same fate that many Jewish residents of Nazi Germany faced being thrown into cattle cars and being taken away to a hard labor camp. Many would
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This pogrom happened due to the death of vom Rath which died due to a gunshot from a Jewish person named Grynszpan and so that’s why they targeted jews. There were beatings of the jews on the streets, there was shattered glass everywhere on the sidewalks, and the main perpetrators of ths were the SA and sometimes German civilians.

From September 1939 to the end of World War 2 the Nazis initiated Aktion T4 in which 275,000 to 300,000 people that were disabled were killed due to them being “incurable”. The SS would carry out the killings with the hospitals that housed these people also
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These death marches were terrible with the SS chasing the very weakened prisoners with guns and sometimes dogs. If you were to fall behind you would be killed and some died due exhaustion or they just couldn’t run anymore. These death marches would usually lead to trains so the prisoners would be taken to the camps faster. The SS would only take the healthy prisoners and they would leave the sick, disabled, and injured behind to die. Many of the sick would be liberated days later or hours later by the
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