Essay on The Holocaust : A Systematic Persecution Of The Jews

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The Holocaust was a systematic persecution of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945 (About the Holocaust). The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community (About the Holocaust). Gypsies, people with mental and physical disabilities, and people of Polish descent were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons (About the Holocaust).
A question asked often about the war is whether the German Nazi Party’s actions mirrored the true intent of Adolf Hitler’s desire to extinguish the inferior race? Throughout his life, Hitler made multiple references to killing Jews, both in his early writings (Mein Kampf) and in various speeches during the 1930s. It is fairly certain that neither the Nazi party, nor the German people had an operative plan for the systematic annihilation of the Jews before 1941(Holocaust). Due to the intense propaganda and economical situations during the war, the goal of the Nazi party swayed towards Hitler’s desires (Holocaust).
The genocide slowly acted in the late winter or the early spring of 1941, combined with the decision to invade the Soviet Union (Holocaust). After WWII, Germany was in great debt; thousands of jobless citizens and food shortages gave way to inflation and made German currency depreciate in…

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