The Causes Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust occurred in Europe in the early 1940’s (Altman 1). Constructed by Adolf Hitler, Germany’s first and only Führer, the Holocaust is a horrible event (Introduction). Jewish people were treated in cruel and brutal ways. Over six million died in concentration camps, ghettos, or death marches (Rice 11). 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. The Nazi Party wanted to separate the Jews from the non-Jewish population, so they established ghettos. The ghettos allowed the Nazis to organize the Jews so deportation was easier, quicker, and allowed more Jews to be deported quicker (U.S. Holocaust 3). It was also a way to isolate and control the Jews (Altman 8). The Jews were moved to the ghettos in the late 1930’s to mid 1940’s. The first ghetto established was Piotrkow on October 8, 1939. Many of the most famous, like Lodz and Warsaw, were established in 1940 (Altman 18). Jews continued to be sent to ghettos until the fall of the Nazi Party in 1945 (Ghettos). The Ghettos were built in parts of cities, usually the most impoverish and neglected. These pieces of cities were surrounded by walls, barbed-wire fences, or just patrolled by police or soldiers (U.S. Holocaust). Jews, homosexuals, Roma, and other minorities were thrown into ghettos
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