The conditions in camps were inhumane. Women, children, the elderly, and people who could not work were killed immediately. Millions of innocent people died, and very few people did survive. In Night, Elie Wiesel shows that the relationships between father and son change dramatically due to the inhumanity of death
Hitler devised a long systematic plan that went on to wipe out 6 million European Jews, two-thirds of the Jewish population (Strahinich 7). Nations across the world saw this evil and banded together to fight against Germany and their Nazi party, with the goal to liberate the Holocaust prisoners and bring an end to Hitler’s cruel ways (Byers Overview 101). 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 not treated the same as other German citizins by the Nazi party. This act of hatred or maybe even racism was called Anti-Semitism.
Long, dreary, bleak days and nights, starvation, and death that lasted for several years is what the innocent Jews of Europe faced in what was called the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a mass genocide that took place during World War II in which Adolf Hitler ordered the death of millions of Jews with aid from his Nazi Germany and the Axis powers. More than 6 million Jews faced death in a total of 17 million victims overall. The word, Holocaust, was meant to describe a sacrificial offering burned at the altar, but since 1945, it took on a horrific and abhorrent meaning. To talk about it, however, was impossible.
How did World War 1 Start? There have been many wars in the world all for different reasons. However, World War 1 was one of the bloodiest wars that wrought across Europe. The War was so violent and miserable it was called “The War to End All Wars,” because only one alliance would be left standing. World War 1 started on the 28th of July 1914 and lasted until 11th of November 1918.
The Holocaust was a horrific tragedy which started in January of 1933 and ended in May of 1945, the Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of people. The word was derived from the Greek word that meant Sacrifice to the Gods (Steele 7), also called the Shoan which is the Hebrew word for catastrophe (Steele 7). So many countries took place in this 12-year genocide, including, “Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria, which were also known as the Axis Powers” (Steele 34). But, although there were all those countries they were all part of one larger group called the Nazis, were the ones who were killing all the different denominations of people. (Bachrach 58).
The Nuremberg laws banned Jews from having any contact with Germans. Also, the laws banned Jewish people from attending public places. The jews starved daily and were forced to work like slaves. The Nazis partied in front of the jews and taunted them on the regular. Some camps were just full of hatred for example 1 million people died at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp 90% of those were jews.
Nazis Fight for Hitler Till Death Due Them Part The Holocaust occurred during WWII primarily in Germany and Poland. The Holocaust spanned 12 years starting in 1933 and lasted until 1945. Hitler gathered a force called the SS or Nazis; together they killed around 6 million people. Nazis thought they were cleansing the world while others believed it was vile. The Holocaust is notorious to people for Hitler murdering Jews, but that is not the only reason.
The Holocaust Before the Holocaust, Europe had about 9.5 million Jews. Marc states, "About six million Jews were murdered" In the year 1933, Adolf Hitler, became the leader of Germany, He believed that the Germans were racially superior convinced Germany to declare WWII all over Europe and controlled most of the countries in Europe. Although Hitler had Country's occupied by Nazi Germans, the Country, why was the holocaust one of the tragic events that has happened in history? It was the mass murdered and destruction of Jews. Till this day people are in shock that so many lives were shattered during a time-period.
One of the largest death camps in Germany, Auschwitz, was a result of the Wannsee Conference. This camp was known for the gas chambers that killed 6 thousand Jews a day (The Holocaust Notes, pg 4&7). After waiting in line to be evaluated by “doctors,” Jews were separated in different groups, most of which were sent to the “showers” that were actually gas chambers and got carbon monoxide poisoning. The others who weren't killed immediately worked at the camp and either starved to death or were later purged. By the end of World War 2, about 6 million Jews were murdered in concentration camps (Textbook, pg 503-504).
The world’s history is stained with a multitude of genocides and long standing prejudices against a peoples. One of the most notorious of these calamities was unfortunately one of the most recent, occurring in the mid-20th century: The Holocaust. This event is often defined as the systematic killing of Europe’s Jewish population, in Nazi-Germany occupied territories, and of other groups, including Gypsies(Roma and Sinti), homosexuals, and more. In this genocide, it is estimated that approximately 11 million people brutally lost their lives, perhaps more. Nearly 80 years later, it is still a point of discussion in the majority of the world.