The Holocaust

The Holocaust started on January 30th, 1933 (unofficially) and ended on May 8th, 1945. In this time approximately 6 million Jews (one and a half million being children) died at the hands of Nazi oppressors.

Auschwitz camp

Beginning with discrimination, the Holocaust grew to Jewish people being separated from their communities, until later being viewed as less than human and murdered. Nazis sought to eliminate the entire Jewish population of Jews from Europe (around 11 million). Nazism spread from Germany to Eastern Europe. Some of the camps best known for killing (Chelmno, Belzec, Treblinka, and the most notorious of all the death camps, Auschwitz, a camp that killed a million Jews) were in Poland. Camps were not only for Jews, though that was the majority, camps were also occupied by Roma (Gypsies), Africans, homosexuals, and communists. Extermination included starvation, gas chambers, disease, and firing squads.

Walls of a gas chamber.

EXPLORE

The Holocaust spread from Germany mainly to the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark, and parts of Poland. Other countries were invaded, and some being taken over, but these were the main ones.

Think

The thought behind the holocaust, as previously stated before, is that Jews, homosexuals, and others were less than humans. The reason behind this thought is unknown, but presumed to relate to a thought of superiority.

lead

The Nazis were mainly led by Hermann Göring, Anton Drexler, Dietrich Eckart, and Adolf Hitler. The group was founded after Germany's defeat in World War 1. After gaining control of the German government in 1933, the Nazis not only gained power, but opened up their first concentration camp in Dachau.

Nazi Leaders

Create

The Nazis created many things that are unaccredited to them. For example: nuclear weapons, Giant super cannons (also known as the London gun), stealth bombers, spherical tanks, guided missiles,

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