Salem Witch Trials Vs Holocaust

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Do The Salem Witch Trials and The Holocaust relate in any way? The Salem Witch Trials and The Holocaust both represent people being driven by the fear of their own society. The Salem Witch Trials of Massachusetts, started in January of 1692 with a group of young girls dancing in the woods(The Trials- Salem Witch Museum). After being caught, the girls blamed everyone they could to get themselves out of trouble(The Trials-Salem Witch Museum). The first to be questioned for Witchcraft was Tituba(The Trials- Salem Witch Museum). The confession of Tituba toying with the devil, led to the hunt of more witches in Salem(The Trials- Salem Witch Museum). The first to be tried, was Bridget Bishop, who was found guilty and was hung on June 10th(The Trials-Salem…show more content…
After being named Chancellor, Hitler began what is known as the Holocaust. The Holocaust started on January 30, 1933 and lasted until May 8, 1945. The Holocaust was the mass murder of 6 million Jews (1.5 million of them being children). The Germans started burning the books that the Jews had written, removing Jews from their occupations and their schools, and taking their businesses and properties(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). The Jews were forced from their houses to go to live in ghettos away from all society(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). The ghettos were surrounded by barbed wire and high walls so the Jews couldn’t leave(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). The German Army took up the western half of Poland in 1939(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). The Army expanded Hitler’s empire in the spring and summer of 1940(An Introductory History of the Holocaust- Jewish Virtual Library). They had conquered Norway, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, and Luxemburg(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). After German religious leaders protested, Hitler put an end to the Holocaust in August 1941(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). In 1933, Jews in Germany were about 525,000 (1%) of the total German population(The Holocaust-World War 2). Between 1933 and 1939, hundreds of thousands of the Jews who could leave Germany, did, those who couldn’t, stayed in fear(The Holocaust-World War 2). Evidence has shown hatred towards the Jews long before the Holocaust(The Holocaust-World War 2). Hitler blamed the Jews for the defeat of the war in 1918(The Holocaust-World War 2). After the death of President Paul Von Hidenburg in 1934, Hitler made himself Germany’s supreme

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