“It is estimated that the SS and police deported at least 1.3 million people to the Auschwitz complex between 1940 and 1945. Of these, the camp authorities murdered approximately 1.1 million,” (Auschwitz 2). Innocent people died because of one leader who wanted them all gone. Auschwitz had the biggest contribution with the Final Solution. The jews were experimented on, killed, starved, worked to death, or a sick as can be.
Shoah/Holocaust The Holocaust was a genocide that took place throughout Europe from 1933-1945 in which six million Jews were beat, gassed, starved, burned, and shot. It took many decades for the jewish population to get back to where it was before the genocide. Many jewish people had to go into hiding due to these terrible acts. One of the many well known jewish people that went into hiding was Anne Frank in which she spent two years in a secret annex with her sister, mother, father, the van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer. On August 4, 1944 they were captured and sent to labor camps.
In the camps more than one million people died during World War II, other sources say 1.1 million died in Auschwitz. There are many reasons of death caused by the Nazis in Auschwitz such as in the gas chambers, the Nazis use Zyklon-B as a way to murder the Non-Aryans, once they were murdered they were put into a crematorium which was used to burn the bodies. If the Jews or Non-Aryans disrespected or did not follow the Nazi’s commands they were either shot or hanged if the non-Aryans were not fed enough they either starved to death or got sick and died. One source said 2.1 to 2.5 million Non-Aryans died in the gas chambers. On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army entered Krakow and liberated the Auschwitz Death Camps.
Millions of people that the Nazis considered to be imperfect were brutally killed in this camp. The Auschwitz concentration camp deported at least 1.3 million people to the complex, out of which 1.1 million were murdered in cruel and inhumane ways until the camp’s liberation by the Soviets on January 27, 1945. The idea of the “final solution” was implemented by the infamous leader of the Nazi party, Adolf Hitler. This brutal regime leader soon became, “convinced that his “Jewish problem” would be solved only with the elimination of every Jew in his domain, along with artists, educators, Gypsies, communists, homosexuals, the mentally and physically handicapped and others deemed unfit for survival in Nazi Germany” (History.com). It is difficult to find an accurate number of the people that were transported and killed in Auschwitz.
The greatest number of Gentile rescuers of Jews during that time were the Poles, despite the fact that only in Poland were people immediately executed if caught trying to save Jews. The historical accounts denoted that Hitler had a specific plan for Poles, whom he hated almost as much as he hated Jews. Hitler stated that in order to obtain the living space Germans needed, they must to eradicate the Poles; all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Poland lost six million citizens, which was about one-fifth of its population. Three million of the dead were Polish Christians who helped the Jews escape, and the other three million were Polish
After Nazi conquered Germany in 1933, they believed Germans were better than they were. During the time of holocaust, the Germans also killed the Gypsies, Slavic people. Other people were killed because of their political, religious, behavior causes, and they could be communist, socialist, and even homosexuals. On April 1, 1933, the Nazis started their first action against German Jews by announcing a resistance of all Jewish-run businesses. The Nuremberg Laws, on September 15, 1935, began to get rid of Jews from public life.
The first of the people to be sent to concentration camps were communists and social democrats who were sent to the first concentration that opened in Dachau in 1933. By July 1933, there were about 27,000 people in the “protective custody” in concentration camps. Over the next few years, Nazis set themselves to Aryanize Germany. All non-Aryans were dismissed from civil service, businesses owned by Jews were liquidated and a lot of Jews lost most of their clients in their professions. Nuremberg Laws, made prejudice and discrimination against the Jews a norm.
In Hitler’s mind the only way to reach complete world domination was to completely blow the other races out of the water (Bacharach 9). Hitler’s main target was the Jews (Meltzer 16). 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. Hitler considered the Jewish people an inferior race compared to his superior race (Meltzer 15-16). Jews started to be forced to move to ghettos as a second way of
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 was an event where 6 million Jews and 5 million others were put to death by the German state leader Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1945 (Rossel 12). Yet the nearly 6 million Jews who were harshly killed were very real. They had families and went about their life just we do (Rossel 16). The Holocaust killing took place in 3 different countries. Germany and Russia split Poland into 2 different parts.