The Holocaust: The History Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was the mass murder of Jews, Gypsies, and the mentally or physically disabled (Introduction). The word Holocaust means burning of animals as a human sacrifice (Steele 6). In the process of the Holocaust, more than 35 million people died (Strahinich 76). The Holocaust took place mostly in Europe and Poland, where the Jewish population was three million plus (Introduction). Prime locations for the camps were on good working railroads with ghettos nearby (Strahinich 39). There were two groups involved in the Holocaust they were the Allies, which consisted of the United States, France, Soviet Union, and Britain and the other group was the Axis Powers which consisted of Germany, Japan, and Italy (World). 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. There are many reasons for the Jews relocation. One of the reasons the Jews were forced to live in the ghettos was that the Nazis wanted them segregated from the rest of the population(GHETTOS). Having all most all the Jews rounded up in the ghettos made it easier for them to be taken to concentration or death camps. The Jews fled persecution from the Nazis by fleeing to “safe” places but Jews ended up being put into the ghettos(Strahinich 26). The Jews were moved to the ghettos during World
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