Main Reasons For The Holocaust

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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 …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 …show more content…
An example of this occurring is with the Frank family. The Frank family lived in Amsterdam during the time of World War II, and went into hiding for two years to avoid being persecuted by the Nazis. The Frank family went into hiding in the back of a company building that was owned by Otto Frank, who is the father of the Frank family. In the two years that the family spent in hiding they never once stepped outside of the building. Where they hid was referred to as the “Secret Annex” (“Anne Frank Biography”). Otto Frank’s friends brought food and clothing to the family inside the Secret Annex. On August 4, 1994, the lives of the Frank family changed drastically. German Police found their hiding place, and they were arrested. A month later the Franks went to the concentration camp Auschwitz, while Anne Frank and Margot Frank got transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Otto Frank was the only person out of the Frank family that survived in the concentration camp; he would never be able to see his family again (“Anne

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