The Horrors Of Anne Frank And The Holocaust

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One of the most tragic events in history took place from January 30, 1933 until May 8, 1945. This catastrophe was known as the Holocaust, and occurred under the rule of Adolf Hitler, who was the chancellor of Nazi Germany. Over the course of this crisis, Jews in Europe were persecuted and underwent harsh treatment that led to the murder of roughly 6,000,000 Jews.
These individuals fell victim to the brutal acts that were performed by the Nazi’s, who had a deliberate plan to annihilate the whole Jewish population in Europe. Hitler called this plan of his, “The Final Solution.” This plan entailed how he wished to annihilate Jews throughout Europe. For example, Hitler created four groups that were called the Einsatzgruppen, and each section contained
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Concentration camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sobibor, Majdanek, Belzec and Treblinka were some of the most deadly ones. The horrors that existed in places like these camps are unmeasurable, and the had an indescribable effect on civilians, officials, POW’s, and people from all over the world. In order to put this event into perspective it is necessary to first tell the story of one famous little girl who was directly impacted by the Holocaust, and her name is Anne Frank. She was born on June 12, 1929, in Germany, where she lived in Amsterdam with her family. Due to the fact that the Nazi party was persecuting Jews, Anne and her family went into hiding for about two years. While they were in hiding, Anne wrote her experiences down in her journal that her parents gave her on June 12, 1942. However, on July 5, 1942, her family received an official notification to report to a labour camp located in Germany. Anne and her family went into hiding in empty rooms located in the back of Otto Frank 's company, also known as the Secret Annex. Anne’s family was joined by Mr.Frank’s business partner, his wife, Auguste, and Peter. In addition, Mr.Frank’s had several employees who provided …show more content…
One of the most detrimental camps from this time period that stands out above the rest, is Auschwitz-Birkenau. This camp was established in 1940, and it was located in Oswiecim, Poland. This was the largest of all the Nazi death camps across Europe and could hold upwards of 150,000 inmates at any given time. In addition, it was first ran by a man named Rudolph Hoss, who had the help of SS officials. Auschwitz-Birkenau was planned to be used to intimidate Polish individuals, and prevent any opposition to Nazi Germany’s control. In addition, this camp would be used to relocated those that were living in Upper Silesia, due to the fact that it had previously housed individuals who were thought to be pure jews. Therefore, Hitler intended this camp to serve as a prison or jail for those we opossed his rule, and it would be used as housing for people while the situation is Upper Silesian was solved. However, the purpose of the camp would soon dramatically change. After the camp had been successfully built because of an order from Heinrich Himmler, a leading member of the Nazi Party, it was quickly filled with Polish civilians. After one year of the camp’s existence, it held a total of 10,900 people. Rapidly a cloud of horror and cruelty hovered over Auschwitz. The camps size continued to grow due to its convenient location in the middle of the

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