The Holocaust

The Holocaust is described as the deliberate systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jews by Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945.
Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary, he then moved to Vienna to join the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts to follow his ambition of being an artist. When he was declined admittance to the school, he refused to work and became homeless. This point in time was when he started to hear his Pro-Aryan, anti-socialism, and anti-Jewish views. This is when he thought of himself as a German and not an Austria-Hungarian. In the beginning of WWI, he dodged the draft and was arrested in Germany and sent back to Austria-Hungary where he then joined the army and served in WWI. At this point, he began looking into political parties and joined the German Workers Party. They went form 100 members to 2000 from Hitler who began to move his way up until he was leader of the party. He then changed its name to the Nazi Party. Hitler then began to devise how to take over Germany. Hisfirst attempt was a failure called the Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler and 600 armed men stormed a beer hall where the government leaders in Germany were meeting. He was arrested and sent to jail for a few years where he wrote his book Mien Kampf which translates to My Struggle. Upon his release, he regained power in the Nazi Party again. The current German government fell and Hitler took his role as Germany's new dictator. Some of hisfirst legislation that he passed was to create a Pure-Aryan race, and then he passed discriminatory laws against all Jews. He pulled the country out of the depression and created a huge army.
The Holocaust started not long after Hitler came to power. Every Jew was thought of as impure and inferior. A nationwide boycott of all Jewish stores started. The Nuremberg Laws were then passed.Jewish actors and lawyers could not work with Germans, Jews could not hold government jobs, and Jewish children w…

The Holocaust

The millions of Jews who were taken from their places of residence, ghettos or transit camps did not in any way know that they were being brought to extermination camps nor did they know what fate awaited for them.Most of them had not even heard of the existence of such camps.Rumors about death camps did, it is true, reach Warsaw and other ghettos in Poland, but the public for the most part did not want to believe them.Hitler pulled off one of the biggest genocide's ever in the world, the holocaust.The goal of the Nazi Holocaust was to exterminate all Jews in Europe. Hitler and the Nazi power gained power in 1933 and lost power in 1945.In this twelve (12) years many people were mislead and brought to death.
The killing of the Jews took place from 1938-1945.The Jews were stripped of social roles, driven from respected jobs, rights, citizenship, material and goods.Many of the Jew owned businesses were vandalized and boycotted.The Jews wealth and property was confiscated.Jews had to wear the star of David around their arm so that the other Germans would not treat them fair.Many of them were ridiculed and beat up in the street, just for so innocently being Jewish.On the nights of November 9th and 10th of 1938 called, the Night of Broken Glass, nearly every Jewish synagogue in Germany was destroyed along with many other Jewish organizations.By the Nuremberg Law of 1935 they lost their citizenship and were forbidden to intermarry with other Germans.This was just the start of an awful ending.
I ask myself,why did they just not do as they were told, just resist.There was no where for the Jews to turn.If they resisted, they would be gunned down within seconds; so they had to obey the Nazi rule.There were many public executions to prove the power of the Nazis and SS.This showed the Jews that there was definitely no way out.The Jews were relocated from their homes to ghettos where the conditions wer…


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