The Holocaust And World War II Essay

1456 Words May 17th, 2015 6 Pages
ocation and time
The Holocaust took place in 21 countries of Europe. The countries were occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II and the Nazis started occupying its’ border countries such as Poland and Denmark before spreading throughout Europe. It started when Hitler became chancellor of Germany, on January 30, 1933, to May 8, 1945, when it officially ended. The genocide and mass killing began a few years after Hitler became the chancellor of Germany, in 1941, where the Jewish were systematically killed after they invaded the Soviet Union. The Night of Broken glass was another important event that foreshadowed the killing during the Holocaust. It took place on November 9-10, 1938 in Germany and Austria. Many Jewish owned businesses and properties were attacked by Nazis. Buildings were destroyed and many Jews were killed, causing the number of deaths to escalate later on.
Victims and Perpetrators
The Jewish and people who appeared inferior to Adolf Hitler’s master race were targeted as the victims, while Nazi German’s led by Hitler were the perpetrators. Hitler’s master race were known as Aryans, who were classified as people with blonde hair and blue eyes, and he noticed that mostly Jews didn’t fit in to his master race classification. The Nazis believed that they were racially superior and that people such as Jews were inferior, and believed that they were a threat to the Germans racial community. Hitler also blamed Jews for their loss of World War I, as well as…

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