There needs to be the act of deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. For the holocaust, they did that exact thing. The Germans targeted the Jews and undesirables only and anyone that did not agree with the Germans. They did not like all of the differences that that came in between them. I believe that the holocaust can be called a gencise due to the effort in the numbers and all the hate that went into the camps.
Genocide became the word to describe the horrific killing of millions in 1933 when Hitler came to power. The Nazis viewed Jews as evil and wanted nothing to do with them. At first it was just giving them a hard time and making their life rough, but soon it evolved into something nobody could describe at that moment. By 1939, about six million Jews were slaughtered by Nazis. Hitler was taking his power way beyond the limits.
The Holocaust was a persecution and eventual mass murder of Jews during the Nazi regime in the World War II. An estimate of six million Jews were killed, all because of their religion and beliefs. The Nazi thought they were the superior race, and Jews were “inferior” as well as a danger to the ‘perfect’ German community. Gradually, the German government was filled with people who believed that Jews needed to be purged. They began to pass laws that specifically targeted Jews, such as making all Jews wear a big yellow star to identify themselves, as well as forbidding Jews from riding bikes.
Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
In July 1944, a massacre happened to the people who tried to assassinate Hitler. These resulted in Hitler to get angry and start torturing more Jews and killing them. Soon more citizens from different countries heard about the news and created more Jewish resistance to help in the war. It says “After the German occupation of Denmark in April 1940, a resistance movement began operations there; its activities included killing informers, raiding German military facilities, and sabotaging rail
The purpose of the camps were opposite, because the Concentration camps was about killing, and the Japanese Internment camps was fear. First, the Concentration camps were all about killing the Jews, during the Holocaust. “Today I have nothing but dismal and depressing news to report. Our many Jewish friends and acquaintances are being taken away in droves.”
He needed someone to blame for his loss so he decided to blame the Jews. He had no reason to go and blame Jewish people but he needed a escape route away from losing so, he and his men killed as many Jews as they could by starving, shooting, and bringing them on death walks. All the survivors of Hitler normally went to concentration camps where they were separated from their family. Such as their being a family of 3 a boy a father and a mother, normally the boy would go to one concentration camp the father went to another and the mother went to different one.
The holocaust is the significance on how racism affects people. It makes them believe they are inferior and cant fight against it. Making others feel less superior is how racism begins. With the help of political officials who make laws and regulations that benefit them thus affecting minority
Another important detail about this group of people is "The SS were headed toward the solitary confinement cell." (61) The Allied countries did do something but just not enough. The prisoners might of thought that the SS were going to kill them too, but that was not true. The Minor Nazi soldiers were also responsible for some part of
The final solution was the plan to kill off as many Jews as possible before the war ended and Adolf Eichmann was in charge of that. So Simon brought him to justice, and even though some escaped their trials at Nuremberg, some were
The Nazis were known for doing many things to Jews and others and they had their reasons. Their was many purposes for the things they did. The Nazis tried to defy the laws of human nature. They experiment on the Jews. They also tortured Jews just for the enjoyment.
Resistance to the Holocaust Families were separated at once when they arrived at the concentration camps. For Hitler, exterminating the Jews from German life was needed for the advancement of Germany. In addition, the first major step toward the Holocaust was the creation of ghettos throughout Germany. Resistance was a principal element of the Holocaust because of the uprisings, partisans, and defiance.
After the jewish prisoners were liberated, their lives weren’t going to get back to normal just yet. The Holocaust negatively affected Jewish survivors during World War II because hatred of the Jewish religion had risen, they experienced difficulty resettling, and many were left with debilitating health issues. Nazi propaganda raised hatred toward the Jewish community, which made their lives very difficult following their liberation. With little possibilities of emigration, tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors migrated westward to European countries liberated by Allies. Many people died slowly and painfully after the Holocaust due to disease and starvation.
In the year of 1933, the Holocaust began and many Jews were scared and worried that they would be found, and sent off to be killed by the Nazis. Nearly 2,500 Jews were transported to an extermination camp known as, Treblinka. Treblinka was occupied in Poland, and it was established in 1941. In Treblinka, their gas house had the Star of David on the front wall. Before the Jews were killed they would have to listen to an SS officer* that would tell them that they arrived at a transit camp.
The Holocaust is the most significant historical event that I have studied so far. This tragic event took place during World War II and only very few survivors lived to share their shocking experiences. I have read a few of these survivor’s stories, such as Night, by Elie Wiesel and it has personally impacted me and influenced my thinking in various ways. The Holocaust was the greatest act of hate, violence, and anti-semitism.