These people ranged from his own army officers to the countries peasants. Stalin knew that mixed in with his followers were people who could turn against him at any time. To pick those people out, he set up fake organizations that were told to help topple the government. In over a thirty year time period, Stalin killed about ten million people. In 1936 Joseph Stalin produced a new constitution for the Soviet Union.
The Holocaust is the murder of six million Jews and other people like the Roma, homosexuals, political enemies, disabled, and some Slavic people. The Holocaust started in January 1933, after Germany was taken over by the Nazis. By 1945, two out of every three Jews were killed because of the “Final Solution,” a plan to exterminate all Jews (Byers 122). 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.
One source says more than 60,000 detainees left the camps and forced to march 30 miles to the towns of Gliwice or Wodzisław. Another source estimated that there were about 200,000 people that survived. About 50% were Jews and the rest were other
For example, the red triangle identified political prisoners, pink triangle identified the homosexuals, green triangle identified the criminals, blue triangle identified the foreign prisoners, etc. Approximately 100.000 (Jewish Virtual Library) prisoners died of starvation, disease, forced labor, maltreatment or systematic execution by the SS guards in the area of the execution trench. Many prisoners were also selected for the now infamous Nazi medical experimentations which took place in the infirmary barracks of the camp. When the Soviets reached the Oder River, the commandant of Sachsenhausen ordered the immediate evacuation of the camp. Thousands of prisoners died on the forced "death march" as a result of the freezing weather, weak health and starvation.
Then in 1980, when their family is about to return to Kabul, the Soviet Union initiates an invasion and war in Afghanistan. Although he is not present in his country during the time, he gives an illustration of what his fellow Afghans had suffered. “The shootings and explosions had lasted less than an hour... it was the beginning of the end. The end, the official end, would come first in April 1978 with the communist coup d 'état, and then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew and marking the start of a still ongoing era of bloodletting.”
Why would the US have an alliance with someone who killed millions of people for no reason? Stalin had killed over 20 million people who had nothing to do with the war. He was the absolute ruler of the Soviet Union for thirty years. Stalin kept the number of deaths counted for he was at the time trying to upset Hitler.
The Holocaust was a murder of 6 million Jewish people. That was over 40% of the world 's Jewish population. Over 5 million of the 6 million Jews were killed in gas tanks at the camps. (Holocaust) The Holocaust prisoners were starved and if they didn’t die of starvation, they were taken to the camps.
After waiting in line to be evaluated by “doctors,” Jews were separated in different groups, most of which were sent to the “showers” that were actually gas chambers and got carbon monoxide poisoning. The others who weren't killed immediately worked at the camp and either starved to death or were later purged. By the end of World War 2, about 6 million Jews were murdered in concentration camps (Textbook, pg 503-504). Elie Wiesel, a survivor of Auschwitz, reflected, “Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust” (Textbook, pg 505). Still to this day, Wiesel is traumatized by the grim experiences that took place in the Auschwitz death camp.
Wallenberg was captured by Soviet agents on January 17, 1945 soon after the Soviet forces occupied Budapest (Sources H internet). Which was the beginning of Wallenberg disappearing without a trace. According to (Source H internet), “Wallenberg was held at Soviet prison with a ‘socially dangerous’ person for two and a half years before he died.” No ones knows the exact date when Wallenberg died because on February 2, 1957 the Soviets announced his death from a heart attack. But records from 1945 shows Wallenberg died July 17,1947 in Lubyanka prison (Source A internet).
In World War II over 60 million or 3% of the earth’s population lost their lives. Russia made up most of these casualties and over 85% of the deaths in Russia were the deaths of prisoners of war. In the anti-war novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, the true horrors that this war possessed are exposed to the world through the eyes of a damaged soldier. This soldier experienced the front lines of war with his fellow soldiers and also being hidden behind bars in foreign countries. The terrors that war brings echo through the reader’s mind as the soldier bounces back and forth between his war life and normal life.
Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, head of the Schutzstaffel (SS), intended the camp to house 50,000 prisoners of war, who would be interned as forced laborers. Plans called for the expansion of the camp first to house 150,000 and eventually as many as 200,000 inmates. An initial contingent of 10,000 Soviet prisoners of war arrived at Auschwitz I in October 1941, but by March 1942 only 945 were still alive, and these were transferred to Birkenau, where most of them died from disease or starvation by May. By this time Hitler had decided to annihilate the Jewish people, so Birkenau was repurposed as a combination labor camp / extermination camp.
In January of 1945, the Schutzstaffel (SS) abandoned the Auschwitz complex as the Soviet Forces closed in. Prisoners were forced to march to other camps, which resulted in thousands of deaths. Many who couldn’t keep up with other prisoners or too slow were shot and left to die. The Nazis had time to demolish some gas chambers and camps, but they had to evacuate quickly. On January 27, 1945, the Soviet Forces liberated the Auschwitz Complex, saving some seven thousand lives.
Later in the the book, he talked excitedly about how he could tend to a bunch of rabbits, once they got their own farm. A final example is how he wanted to stay with all the newborn pups in the barn, and just pet them for the rest
The Palmer Raids were led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On November 17, 1919, the FBI raided the Russian Workers Union and arrested 200 people. A few weeks later, they reraided the same place and found a secret room that was hiding a bomb factory. The biggest raid happened on January 20, 1920. 30 cities were raided by government officials and thousands of immigrants were arrested.
Based on the evidence Speer was undoubtedly responsible and guilty in crimes against humanity, he was convicted to 20 years imprisonment because of his utilization as Minister for Production and Armaments in the consolidation of slave labour during the war effort. Although during the trials there was no explicit reference to his involvement as Chief Architect in the forced removal of Jewish citizens from their homes prior to 1942. The GBI resettlement department was formed in 1939 and headed by Dietrich Clahes, they were tasked in the matters of “relocation” of those citizens; historian Dan Van Der Vat presents an erased entry from The Chronik which was written in April 1941, “The Jew-flats rented from local landlords were cleared and the Jewish tenants were packed into Jewish living space on Jewish-owned land... In the period from 1.1 to 15.4.41 a total of 366 tenants in areas 4, 9, 12, 14 and 25 were required to resettle”.