Why Did The Holocaust Take Place
The Final Solution: The mass killing of The Holocaust
1.1 Concept of Superiority and Anti-Semitism After the World War I, Adolf Hitler who was the leader of a political organization called Nazis, became the dictator of Germany in January 1933. During his rise to power, he successfully convinced the people to believe that Germans with fair skin tone, blond hair and blue eyes were the superior form of human which was also known as the master race of the Germans. Besides, they were also convinced that the Jews were the inferior form of human which they would be labelled under the German racial community. The population of the Jews in Germany was about 55 million people. They were mostly cosmopolitan …show more content…
People has pondered for decades about why did the Holocaust take place? There are several reasons and explanations for any genocide, so does the Holocaust. The holocaust had begun when Adolf Hitler became the head of the National Socialist German Workers Party. Besides, the idea of anti-Semitism laws against the Jewish in the Germany had also caused this event to start.
2.1 Adolf Hitler – The leader of the Nazi Party
Adolf Hitler joined the German Workers’ Party (DAP) in 1919. The DAP changed its name to the National Socialist German Workers Party which was known as NSDAP or the Nazi Party in April 1920. Adolf Hitler then became the leader of the Nazi Party in 1921. The Nazi Party was one of the right-wings parties in Germany, whose were racists and believed that their race, Aryan which was European but not Jewish, Slavic or Romany was a superior form of human as compared to the Jews which were the inferior form of human. Thus, they also thought that their country, Germany was more important than its neighbors like Poland, …show more content…
But they only had mobile van units at first. The stationery gas chambers were only created in the year 1942. The chambers were used in several camps in Poland located at Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec. The Nazis tricked the victims to enter the gas chambers by telling them that they were needed to be ‘disinfected’ in the shower rooms. Those who didn’t obey their command were being yelled at or beaten. They were all undressed and were told to raise up their hands so that more people can enter the gas chambers. This had made the Nazis’ job easier as more people were killed at one go because they suffocated and died due to the lack of oxygen and poisonous gas that was