The Holocaust: The Aftermath Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was a time of pure evil and grief. From when Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, lasting to the day the war ended in 1945, the Jewish population was taken from their homes, put to work, and faced with shocking living conditions. One of Hitler’s goals was to racially cleanse the society of Germany and areas in Poland to become a complete Aryan race. In 1933 the first concentration camp was established. These camps were used as either work camps, transit camps, or killing camps. Jews were forced to overcome absurd emotional and physical obstacles, and many were killed. Out of the approximate ten million Jews alive before the Holocaust, only about four million survived. In 1945, Anglo-Americans and the Soviets discovered …show more content…
This helped them to regain their place in society. Getting back on their feet was the most difficult obstacle the Jewish peoples came across post Holocaust. The Jews experienced a large disliking from the German population and could expect the same from others. In order to free themselves from further harm, the Jewish survivors first priority was to immigrate and find refuge in safer places. There were hundreds of refugee centers and displaced persons camps, in which the survivors could house in. The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and the occupying armies of the United States, Great Britain, and France administered these camps. (The Aftermath of the Holocaust.) By having these countries support them, it made it easier to recover their place in society. The Jews had more insurance of protection, by having more countries on their side. In December 1945, the Jewish population no longer had to illegally immigrate to the U.S, as President Harry Truman issued directive that loosened restriction on immigration that was formed by the Nazi regime. (The Aftermath of the Holocaust.) By being able to legally immigrate, it gave Jews more freedom and a look in the direction of

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