History: The Holocaust: 12 Years Of History

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The Holocaust: 12 Years of History World War II was just half of the story. The other half of the story was a very tragic event called the Holocaust. The Holocaust consisted of over eleven million people killed, for nothing but their background. The time of the Holocaust was a very tragic and devastating experience for many people who were killed for no reason but their background, and were treated very poorly; by torture, starvation, laborious work, and other cruel treatments. World War I ended with the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles was an agreement to end war between the Allied Powers and Germany. A young German man by the name of Adolf Hitler was ashamed and wanted revenge. Adolf Hitler later gained control of the National …show more content…
Deportation was where people were distributed to different places that can be far away from home. The people that were deported were Jewish people, Communists, Socialists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Homosexuals, gypsies, and physically or mentally disabled people. These people were crammed into cattle cars, where they were over packed with people. The trips could last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The Jews and others were forced to wear colored symbols to identify what type of person they were. The colors included yellow, red, green, blue, purple, pink, black and brown. The people were deported to many different places, from concentration camps, to ghettos, to work factories, and extermination camps. Ghettos were effective for the Nazi’s because they could hold a lot of people. The ghettos were established in the most run-down parts of a city, and were enclosed from the general public by barbed wire or walls, with guards on the exterior. When people arrived at the camps, there was a selection process. People who looked too sick or ill were immediately taken to the cremation room for death. People who looked more strong and healthy were gathered and would be forced to do grueling labor for the Nazi’s. Others would be taken away for medical experiments by Nazi doctors. The people were treated like animals at the camps. They no longer bore a name, they were given a number that was tattooed on their skin. …show more content…
The Jews were persecuted by Germany, which was lead by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Over eleven million people died in the Holocaust. This many people were killed because the National Socialist German Party thought they were inferior, and wanted to kill them. Also, other countries were not aware of the anti semitism going on in Europe. The radio stations were cut off for all of the Jews, and so they could not contact anyone from other countries. The Holocaust will go down as one of the most brutal genocides ever in

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