The Holocaust took place in 21 countries of Europe. The countries were occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II and the Nazis started occupying its’ border countries such as Poland and Denmark before spreading throughout Europe. It started when Hitler became chancellor of Germany, on January 30, 1933, to May 8, 1945, when it officially ended. The genocide and mass killing began a few years after Hitler became the chancellor of Germany, in 1941, where the Jewish were systematically killed after they invaded the Soviet Union. The Night of Broken glass was another important event that foreshadowed the killing during the Holocaust. It took place on November 9-10, 1938 in Germany and Austria. Many Jewish owned businesses and …show more content…
World War II was coming to an end, and countries like Germany and Japan were losing to the United States and its allies after bombarding the countries with bombs dropped from planes. They began to slowly take over the concentration and death camps and liberated or freed the prisoners of the camps starting in 1944, and taking them over in following months. A major milestone in the end of the Holocaust was when Auschwitz was liberated I January, 1945, the biggest concentration camp with the most total deaths. Prisoners from Auschwitz and other camps were rescued, and the number of survivors went up. Hitler, the one who commanded and oversaw the Holocaust committed suicide before he was caught, as well as many other Nazi’s. Many survivors were forced to move to other countries like Israel, Palestine, and the United States due to anti-Semitism (hatred of the Jewish) in the countries that had Holocaust prisoners. They stayed in camps for displaced people until 1957, when they all found new …show more content…
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