“The Pianist” Analysis The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II.
He killed around two-thirds of all the European Jews (Byers 10). World War II was going on at the same time as the Holocaust. The Allied forces, which included The United States of America, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, were fighting the Axis Powers, which consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan. (Mackay 4-5). 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 victims of the Holocaust comprised of many different factions of people, including the Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, trade unionists, and political opponents of the Nazis. (Vail 112). The Holocaust was a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually to be deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were forced into ghettos, which were described as quarantine facilities (Altman 19). One of the phony reasons they gave the public for sending the Jews to the ghettos was so that they wouldn’t have political or economic power (Altman 16).
The Nazis attempted to identify and contain all the Jews so that eventually, they could be moved to gas chambers. They used the euphemism “the final aim” to conceal their intention to exterminate the Jewish race from Europe (Byers 63). Additionally, Members of the Nazi party used the forced migration of the Jews to rob them of many of their belongings. Jewish families had their houses, money, clothing, artwork, jewelry and furniture taken in the chaos (Byers 65). On September 21st, 1939, Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich made an announcement that would change the lives of millions of Jews.
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 Holocaust was supposed to be nameless. Hitler had become a chancellor in January 1933 but the people did not want him as thier chancellor (Colbert 2) The Natzis killed 11 million people in total and 6 million Jews were dead and the population was hit so much it almost decreased half the population (Metzer 89). At last the Germans surrendered and ended World War 2 on May 8th and let peace arise (Metzer 89). Anne Frank truly left a mark on the human race as the girl with the diary. Through all her hardships and fear, she showed everyone that even the littlest of people can impact the world.
The Holocaust Concentration Camps: Auschwitz The Holocaust was a horrid experience. The Holocaust came about because Adolf Hitler was upset over the loss of World War I. Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany’s loss in World War I, and he wanted to take over Germany, with that came him thinking he had to get rid of all the Jewish people. So after the loss of World War I, he tried and succeeded with the extermination of most of the Jews. Hitler first sent the Jews to concentration camps, which about 20,000 concentration camps were built by Nazi Germany. The main camps were the ones of Auschwitz.
The Holocaust Before the event of the Holocaust, there was 9 million Jews in Europe (Introduction). After, there were 6 million of them dead because of the Nazi party (Yeatts 7). This was all part of the plan to kill Jews using the “Final Solution” all across Europe. The Holocaust took place from 1933-1945 all across Europe in a quest to kill Jews and other groups of people (Steele 6). The people involved in this mass murder are Hitler (chancellor of Germany), Hermann Goering (commander of the air force) and Joachin von Ribbentrop, minister of Foreign Affairs (Yeatts 38).
The Holocaust is a historical event that the murdered around 6 million Jews and 5 million non-Jews. The Jews were also used for harsh labor, experiments, and starvation (Steele 6-7). The reason for this mass murder was that a leader during the time named Adolf Hitler wants to make his country an anti-semitic country (Steele 22). This tragedy took place all over Europe the main location was in Auschwitz, Germany (Blohm 6). Jews were a main target in The Holocaust, but some other victims were Roma, Sinti, disabled, and any other opposing religions (Steele 7).
It is believed to have stemmed from the killing of a German Embassy staff member, who had been shot by a 17 year old Jewish boy who sought to avenge the suffering his family endured at the hands of the Nazis. The Jewish boy, Herschel Grynszpan, his family and over thousands of other Jews had been ousted from Germany without fair warning and were transported against their will to be deserted at the Polish border, on October 27, 1938. The Germans were outraged following the shooting in Paris and used this as ammunition to rise in blood-splattered revenge against the Jews. Chaos broke out all over Germany, in the heart of Austria and additional Nazi infected areas. The Nazi storm troopers were commanded to beat and murder Jews, break into and wreck their homes, destroy Jewish owned shops and businesses and brutalize their women and children.