The Final Solution Essay: The Horrors Of The Holocaust

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The Holocaust refers to a genocide by the Nazis starting in 1941 and finally ending in 1945. Over six million Jews are sent to concentration camps where they are either forced to work hard days with little food until they died or face death in various ways such as being shot or put in the gas chambers. Hitler came to power in 1933, Germany faces an economic depression and responsibility for World War I. Factors such as these allowed Hitler to ultimately gain power and target the Jews as the ones responsible for all of Germany’s issues. This came as no surprise since Hitler publically voices his hatred towards the Jews. Hitler slowly made life more uncomfortable for the Jew’s as his reign progressed. A large “stone” represents the Jewish freedom …show more content…
He actively wanted to force Jews out of the country by subjecting them to unfair conditions. Many Jews remained within Germany regardless of Hitler’s oppression. As Rudolf Hoess states in his testimony at the Nuremburg Trials, “The "final solution" of the Jewish question meant the complete extermination of all Jews in Europe. I was ordered to establish extermination facilities at Auschwitz in June 1941.” It was not until 1941 that mass concentration camps started arising. Other concentration camps were around since 1934, such as Belzek and Treblinka, these camps acted as labor camps rather than ones meant for extermination. It was also regarded as the “Final Solution” meaning it would once and for all solve their Jewish problem and crack the “stone” in half. Prior to Hitler’s rise there was no evidence of state advocated Jewish discrimination, racism or any law’s limiting their rights. The Holocaust was not pre-planned, but rather was an opportunity that grew out of Jewish resentment and fanatic nationalism guided by Hitler. The Nazis envision a pure country for just the German people, but over time their vision became twisted and ruthless. Mix all of these factors and serve it with a losing war for the Germans and you will have one of the most horrific acts against humanity to

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