The Holocaust : A Word Of Greek Origin Meaning `` Sacrifice By Fire ``

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The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, mass murder of over six million European Jews and other members of society that were deemed abnormal by the Nazi regime and its collaborators during the period 1941–1945. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire."
Who-The Holocaust directly involved the Jews and other inferiors that were persecuted or imprisoned under German rule as well as the Nazis and their supporters that did all of the discriminating, and eventually murdering. When- The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, started in January 30, it was genocide in which Adolf Hitler 's Nazi Germany and its supporters killed about six million Jews, it ended on May 8, 1945.
Why-The holocaust had taken place due to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi’s ideology, as they wanted a master race the Aryan supremacy and believed that the Jews, as well as the Romani, Soviets, disabled, homosexual, and other people were inferior and were seen as subhuman.
How-Hitler used propaganda to turn this ideology into the concept that Jews were a disgrace to Germany and are not equivalent to German’s, this helped him win the office and the general public so that he could commit this genocide. Anti-Judaism led to racial antisemitism, which resulted in the desire to eliminate the Jews. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the Germans instituted the systematic process of murdering all Jews under their jurisdiction first by shooting and then by gassing them.
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