The Holocaust : The Greatest Tragedy Of The Human Civilization

2080 Words Feb 26th, 2015 9 Pages
When one looks back through the history of the last century, many great atrocities come to mind. However, the one that is the most common is the Holocaust. The Holocaust can be called one of the greatest tragedies of the human civilization. One may ask themselves who could be responsible for eleven million deaths, 3 million of them being children under the age of fourteen. Also, the resulting of the survivors, around 2 million people, being dehumanized still to this day. The answer to this question would not be just one person. There are many people who are responsible for the Holocaust, but the main cause of this disastrous madness was Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany, who persuaded top SS officers to exterminate Jews while the residents around the world kept quiet. However, during the Holocaust the victims believed the Jewish God was to blame as well.
Background
The Holocaust was the horrendous, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews done by the Nazi regime and its collaborators from 1938 to 1945. The Nazis who came to power in Germany in 1933 believed that Germans were "racially superior" and the Jews were an alien threat to the German racial community. Although Jews, whom the Nazis believed were the primary danger, were the main victims of the Holocaust, other victims such as homosexuals, Romany (Gypsies), Polish Catholics, and resistance fighters were also groups the Nazis captured ("Introduction to the Holocaust"). Hitler gave a…

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