The Holocaust: The Reasons For The Holocaust

The Holocaust began in 1933, during the time of World War II; this event occurred during the ruling of Adolf Hitler. The Holocaust was an effect of anti-Semitism; which was one of the main reasons that the Holocaust was such a large genocide. Many Jews were afraid to leave their house during the period of the Holocaust. Anne Frank was a Jew whose family was impacted by the war. Although any example of genocide is very serious, the Holocaust is one of the largest known types of genocide, with approximately six million Jews killed. Holocaust is a Greek word with the meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Holocaust era lasted from the year 1933 to1945. This genocide was inflicted by the Nazi regime all throughout Europe. The population of Jews in Europe, before the occurrence of the Holocaust, was around 9 million. The Holocaust was known as the “final solution.” The Nazis not only persecuted Jews but anyone that did not match that of the normal. Concentration camps were started at the beginning of the …show more content…
Adolf Hitler believed that Jews were a lesser race, and that they should be eliminated. Anti-Semitism did not start with Hitler, but he did come up with the “final solution” ("Holocaust | The Reasons for the Holocaust"). At the beginning of the war, in 1939, Germany occupied the western half of Poland. The German police forced many Polish Jews from their houses, and made them move into ghettos. There was overpopulation in the ghettos, which in turn caused many diseases to spread around them. As this was happening to the Jews in Poland, Jews in Germany were made to give up their property ("Holocaust History The Outbreak of World War II and Anti-Jewish Policy”). At the start of fall in 1939 in Nazi officials selected about 70,000 Germans to be gassed to death for mental disabilities. This type of occurrences happened during the Holocaust ("The Holocaust - World War

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