The Holocaust: Other Victims Of The Holocaust

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Other Victims of the Holocaust When many people think of the Holocaust, they think of the six million Jewish victims and how they were the target of the Nazis. What people don 't realize is that there were many more victims, such as the Gypsies, Soviet POWs, and people with disabilities and mental handicaps. Knowing about these other groups will enhance your understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust. Out of all the groups the Nazis targeted, only the Gypsies and Jews were supposed to be entirely exterminated. The Gypsies were natural scapegoats since they were outsiders, originally from Turkey. Their religion made them a big target since they weren’t Christians like most people in Europe, they were prosecuted and thought to be Muslims…show more content…
(Silverstrim.) They were in fact, though a huge victim of the Holocaust. During the war an estimated 5.7 million Soviet Union army personnel fell into German hands. Of those 5.7 million, 3.3 million were dead by the end of the war, 57% of those captured died. Making them the second largest victim of the Holocaust. This death toll was no accident or result of war. In comparison, of the 231,000 British and American POWs only an estimated 8,300 or 3.6% died in German custody. The British and Americans were thought of as racial equals while the Russians were…show more content…
The only way for Hitler to build a master race was thorough Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection in which you pick and breed certain species with each other to get a product that is most likely to be highly evolved and live in the environment at a higher level than their ancestors, this was meant to be for plants and animals but Hitler applied it to society. With that being said using natural selection the weak needed to be eliminated and the handicapped were the
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