(Vali 112) The Holocaust took place in different parts of Germany. (Concentration) There were over 11 million people killed in the Holocaust, and 5 million of them were non-Jews and the other 6 million were Jews. They were all killed during the 12 year Nazi Reich. (Altman 9) 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. Jews were forced to move to the ghettos.
Jews were moved to these ghettos in 1935. The first ghetto in Poland was named Warsaw. This was one of the largest ghettos and held four hundred thousand Jews. In 1941, German soldiers were commanded to destroy most of the ghettos because it was part of Hitler’s plan to seize the Jews population. The soldiers would shoot and burn the ghettos to the ground.
Racism also occurred during the time period of 1930’s and 1940’s when Adolf Hitler rose to power and became the leader of the Germans. Due to personal beliefs, he committed massacre against millions of European Jews. His hatred was so strong that he even slaughtered anyone caught helping the Jews. This is yet another example of people going to extreme measures to get rid of people because of personal dislikes of certain people. Hitler discriminated against the Jews because of their religious beliefs and outward appearances.
Hitler’s and Himmler’s first checkpoint was to separate all Jews and minorities from the “master race” Aryan people (Allen 37). The Nazis held the Jews in ghettos until they could figure out what to do with them early in the war. Later after the “Final Solution” was approved, they were primarily held in ghettos until they could be shipped to camps to die (Allen 37). Many ghettos were made in major German and Polish cities. The biggest ghetto to be built during the war was the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland.
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
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. The Jews were moved to the ghettos, because Hitler pushed the Jews to move to the east, then they concore move of the east and move them more to the east. Then “there was no more room for them to move to the east, so they built ghettos for them to live” (Byers 32). But his true intentions were to “separate the Jewish people from manly Germans and also other races” (Allen 37). The Jews were moved to ghettos in the “summer of 1941 were they were first put in the ghettos” (Byers 32).
Up to 144 prisoners are known to have escaped. In mid-1944, about 130,000 prisoners were present in Auschwitz when the SS started moving half of them to other concentration camps. In November 1944, the Soviet Red Army approaching causes Himmler to order gassing operations to cease across the Reich. The crematorium IV building was dismantled and the prisoners were ordered to begin removing evidence of the killings, including the mass graves. The SS destroyed written records and burned or demolished many of it’s buildings.
The Germans killed over all Europe, around two thirds of the Jewish population died, The Holocaust included murders of the Roman ethnic poles, Soviet citizens, homosexuals, Jews, and political opponents. Jews were spread into 42000 camps, and ghettos, around 2 million Jews were murdered I mass
Race, Hatred, and Violence The Holocaust was a devastating act that showed what being racist and hateful is all about. The Nazis and German authorities were the main reason for the killings of about six million Jews. They murdered homosexuals, Roman Gypsies, twins, the mentally ill or physically disabled, Jews, political opponents, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and priests. They wanted a perfect a race so they decided the people who weren’t perfect had to suffer. They didn’t care about the fact that nobody is perfect.
To begin, Rudolf Hess is a perpetrator because he was involved in killing and torturing many Jewish people. Even from a young age, Rudolf Hess blamed the Jewish people for the problems within Germany (UXL Biographies 1). After the war, which Germany lost, the country was in debt, and people were looking for something to blame. They turned to Jewish people. Adolf HItler assigned Rudolf Hess to many concentration camps where he was in charge of the deaths of many Jewish people.