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
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. Due to this Jews were wrongly blamed for sickness, poverty, economic crisis, political conflicts, and more (Byers 9).
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.
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 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. The main cause in this camp was gas chambers.
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.
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.
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). Elie Wiesel, a survivor of Auschwitz, reflected, “Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust” (Textbook, pg 505). Still to this day, Wiesel is traumatized by the grim experiences that took place in the Auschwitz death camp.
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.
Shown through the Holocaust, concentration camps, and immigration, it was proven that Jews during World War II were some of the most harshly treated people of all time. The Holocaust is one of the most devastating events in human history as the Nazi’s killed millions. Most Jews were thrown into labor facilities known as Concentration camps, and it is shocking the amount of horrific happenings inside of these camps. For the ones that tried to escape Nazi occupation, the Jewish people had to hide and flee, however it was also a struggle to make it into another country. Throughout history there have been many terrible events and wars, however WWII proved to be one of the cruelest times there ever will be, and the Jews suffered the most during this time.
Three days later, Japanese allies Germany and Italy declared war against the United States. for the second time , congress reciprocated. More than two years after the start of the conflict , the United States had entered World War II. Coming just two decades after the last great global conflicts, the second world war was the most widespread and deadliest war in history , involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths (with some estimates as high as 85 million dead). Sparked by Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939, the war would drag on for six deadly years until the final Allied defeat of both Naz Germany and japan in
The Battle of Stalingrad, started in July 17, 1942 - February 2, 1943, and took place in the western front of Russia in the city of Stalingrad. Hitler, the leader of Germany and his military general Marshal Zhukov tried invading Russia. On the other hand, Josef Stalin dictator of Russia/Soviet Union defending his country from the enemy. July 17, 1942, Germany bombed city of Stalingrad and also attacked Soviet Union 's ships in the Volga River. On November 19, 1942 the Red Army begins Operation Uranus to encircle German 6th army.
By doing this, the Germans killed many Americans unjustly. If the U.S didn 't do anything, then the Germans would 've kept sinking more ships and killing the Americans that were onboard. Also, the Allies were losing the war. The soldiers were exhausted from all the years of fighting (trench warfare), it took a long time to even advance.
The death camps were places where the detainees would be taken into chambers where toxic gas would be released and the prisoners would just drop dead. The “Final Solution” was one of the key elements that the Nazi Society believed in. Though at the beginning of the Nazi occupation of Europe work camps were the places where the prisoners were forced to work long grueling hours, later in the occupation they started to use death camps to help them in the “Final Solution”. According to the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Millions of people were imprisoned and abused in the various types of Nazi camps. Under SS management, the Germans and their collaborators murdered more than three million Jews in the killing centers alone.