World War II, Egypt, France And Egypt
Britain always had their hands in Egyptian politics, economics and militarily. In 1936 the Anglo–Egyptian Treaty only allowed the British to occupy the Suez Canal Zone but in that treaty it stated that Britain could take control on Egypt anytime during a war. Egyptians did not like this. They often rebelled against the British. Egypt was very valuable to the Allies and the Axis importance because of the Suez Canal and Egypt 's location. Egypt remained neutral for the most part in the war. It was rumored that Egypt wanted to side with the Axis Powers because Britain was part of the Allies. This is the reason today there is such a strong British influence in Egypt. After a successful invasion of Italy by Britain, Germany needed to gain ground. They entered North Africa and took over most of the region which included Egypt. But as Germany and the Axis powers were declining and losing the war, Germany pulled out of Egypt. This is when Egypt took a side. In 1945 right at the end of the war, Egypt decided to declare war on Germany. The reason being, they wanted to take advantage of post war negotiations. Although nothing substantial ever came of …show more content…
The holocaust was a genocide put together by Nazi leader Adolph Hitler. The holocaust wiped out 2/3 of the Jewish population in Europe, thats about six million Jews. The Nazis not only killed Jews they killed other people. In total between the Jews and the other people the Nazis killed a total of about eleven million people. The holocaust began in the 1930’s and ended in 1945 when the war ended. There was estimated to be about 42,000 slave labor camps in Europe during the holocaust. These camps were known as concentration camps. The Nazis killed the Jews in many different un humane ways.
Dora hides from the Nazis in the novel as many Jews tried to do back then. Jews would pack in like sardines in basements, secret rooms, barns and where ever they could fit and not be found by the Nazis. Some Nazis orders were to go from house to house searching for Jews in hiding. I can only imagine how terrifying that would be. Hiding for your