The History Of The Holocaust

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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. In the summer of 1941, Jews were moved into ghettos (Byers 32). The ghettos were parts of cities that had been sectioned off to become a ghetto (ghetto) People were moved to the ghettos to segregate The Jews from the population, some ghettos would only last a few months, but some lasted a few years (ghetto). The ghettos had stuffed more than four hundred thousand Jews in 1.3 square miles (ghetto). People in the ghettos had been forced to wear badges or armbands identifying what they were, for example, Jews had to wear a yellow star of David that identified them as Jewish (ghetto). People in the ghettos were also often forced into slave labor, no matter what they said (Altman 85). There were at least one thousand ghettos established after the first ghetto opened in 1939 (ghetto). In the ghettos, people were stuffed into houses that became more and more crowded
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