Adolf Hitler And The Leader Of The Holocaust

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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 …show more content…
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 guy. Millions of people were out of work because of Germany’s humiliating defeat in World War I, the Germans lacked confidence in their government. Adolf Hitler was able to gain the people of Germany’s trust and have them on his side, the main people who were attracted to the Nazi Party were the unemployed, young people, and members of the lower middle class, giving him an instantaneous rise to power. “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” (goodreads.com) After all of the horrible things that Hitler had done during the Holocaust, like Anne Frank said in her book, people are good at heart. Eventually Adolf Hitler decided to separate the Jews from the rest of the society and put them into Ghettos, which were meant to just be temporary …show more content…
They were designed to be temporary; some lasted only a few days or weeks, others for several years.” The word “Ghetto” originally was from Venice, Italy where the Jewish population was. Venetian authorities forced the city’s Jews to live in the quarters starting in 1516.. The majorities of the occupants died from disease or starvation, were shot, or were relocated to killing centers, also known as concentration camps. The first Ghetto that was established was in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland in October of 1939. The most substantial Ghetto was in Poland called the Warsaw Ghetto. More than 400,000 Jews were put into Warsaw Ghetto, crowding into an area 1.3 square miles “The Germans did not hesitate to kill those Jewish policemen who were perceived to have failed to carry out orders.” (ushmm.org). But as we came to know about the Holocaust, the ghettos were not just temporary, nor were they safe. Plenty of Jews were killed and tortured. The conditions of the Ghettos were horrendous; they were extremely crowded and lacked the basic needs to live, like electricity, sanitary facilities, and clean water. The Jews were only permitted to take a few personal belongings into the ghettos; they were stripped of all of the rest of their belongings, property, and homes. If a Jew was caught smuggling, the outcome was both private and public executions. Many of the Jews risked their lives

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