The Holocaust: The Most Horrible Events Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was one of many terrible events that occurred in the 1900s. This began on January 30, 1933, when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and ended on May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe was officially over. During those years, Germany was ruled under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Regime. This was a horrible time for Jews. Adolf Hitler felt that Jews dishonored German culture and that Aryans were the superior race. Therefore, he devised a systematic and deliberate plan which was to completely destroy the Jewish population of Europe. The Germans attempted this by putting Jews into concentration camps. The largest was the Auschwitz concentration camp complex. German authorities created three central camps near the Polish city of Oswiecim. These camps were known as Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II, and Auschwitz III. Each section had a sole purpose, but was also meant to cause harm to the Jews. Auschwitz I, the main camp and the first camp, was established in April 1940. It was built in the abandoned army barracks of the Polish city, Oswiecim. The…show more content…
Out of all of the camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau had the highest total population of Jewish prisoners. Since this camp held the most prisoners, it had to be separated into ten sections. Each section was separated by barbed wire fences and much like Auschwitz I, was guarded heavily by SS officers including SS dog handlers. The camp included sections for women; men; a family camp for Roma (Gypsies) deported from Germany, Austria, and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. This camp was heavily populated also due to the fact that it had a killing center. Auschwitz II alone played a major role in the German plan of killing the entire Jewish population. The use of Zyklon B, a gas used to kill more than one million Jews in gas chambers, was also introduced at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The SS continued operating the gas chambers until November
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