Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust Essay

1090 Words Dec 11th, 2015 5 Pages
The Holocaust The word “Holocaust,” from the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned), was historically used to describe a sacrificial offering burned on an altar. Since 1945, the word has literally became known as “whole burned” involving a horrible tragedy, the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews, but also other groups including homosexuals, Gypsies, Catholic Priests, Prisoners of War, Russians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Poles by the German Nazi regime during the Second World War. The leader of the Nazi party was Adolf Hitler; to him Jews were an inferior race and were like aliens to the German community, Adolf Hitler used the war to cover up the mass killings and the use of ghettos and concentration camps, the largest and most known camp was Auschwitz. Generally speaking the Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler was one of the most powerful people we know of. Adolf Hitler was born in Austria in 1889. He became the chancellor of Germany in 1933 and no longer had that position in 1945, and the dictator of Germany from 1934 to 1945. The rising of Adolf Hitler’s power led to him to become the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, otherwise known as the Nazi Party. Adolf Hitler was a powerful and captivating speaker, attracting a vast following of Germans hopeless for change. At that time Germany was going through a lot of rough patches and their economy was crashing. They were in desperate need of a leader, and Adolf Hitler just so happened to be that…

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