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What was the holocaust and when did it happen?

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I need good answers cause I have to write a report on it

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  • 3 years ago
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    The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe. From 1941 to 1945, Germany targeted European Jewry for extermination as part of a larger event that included the persecution and murder of other groups. A broader definition of the Holocaust includes the murder of the Roma and the "incurably sick". A broader definition still includes ethnic Poles, other Slavic groups, Soviet citizens and prisoners of war, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, black people, and political opponents.

    Under the coordination of the SS, with directions from the highest leadership of the Nazi Party, killings were committed throughout German-occupied Europe, as well as within Germany itself, and across all territories controlled by the Axis powers.

    Germany implemented the persecution in stages. Following Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the government passed laws to exclude Jews from civil society, most prominently the Nuremberg Laws in 1935. Starting in 1933, the Nazis built a network of concentration camps in Germany for political opponents and people deemed "undesirable". After the invasion of Poland in 1939, the regime set up ghettos to segregate Jews. Over 42,000 camps, ghettos, and other detention sites were established.

    The deportation of Jews to the ghettos culminated in the policy of extermination the Nazis called the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". In 1941, as German forces captured territories in the East, all anti-Jewish measures were radicalized. Paramilitary units called Einsatzgruppen murdered around two million Jews in mass shootings in less than a year. By mid-1942, victims were being deported from the ghettos in sealed freight trains to extermination camps where, if they survived the journey, they were killed in gas chambers. The killing continued until the end of World War II in Europe in April–May 1945.

  • A.C.
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    3 years ago

    The Holocaust is a name given by political Zionists to the anti-Jewish programmes of the Nazi regime in the 1930s and 40s.

    Clearly distrusting ALL Jews, because of the sins of SOME Jews, the Nazis interred large numbers of them in prison camps, in a shameful episode of history.

    Many died, mostly as a result of malnutrition.

    Many "Aryans" (for want of a better term) died in an insane and un-necessary war against the Nazis, without which the Holocaust wouldn't have been able to happen in the first place.

    Learn from history!!

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    I would be appalled by this question if I were not reasonably sure that it is from a troll, offering a platform for the usual tiresome revisionist rubbish. Just see what gets awarded best answer.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    The Holocaust was hate propaganda designed to generate sympathy and support for the Jews after Hitler took away the power they had in oppressing the Germans for 14 years after the Treaty of Versailles.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Which holocaust? There have been many.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    killings of most toxic people in the world

  • keith
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Google it

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Although killing of various groups had begun in the 1930s it was only after the Wannsee Conference that the Final Solution was implemented during the period 1942-1945. A total of 13 million is estimated to have been killed during the Holocaust, of which six million were Jews. Others killed were Russian POWs, Poles, Slavs, Gypsies, German dissidents, Jehovah's Witnesses, Freemasons, homosexuals, the mentally ill, the disabled. The genocide was carried out in occupied countries, primarily Poland.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    During the second world war (1938 -1945). The "cleansing" of Jews from earth.

    Peace.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    The holocaust is a period of time between 1940 - 1945. Of which German Nazi leaders created a genocide that killed millions of Jews. Along with others they saw as inferior or undesirables as humans. This also included: Gays, Disabled, Polish, Cossacks, Russians, political opponents, and a few others. Though roughtly 90% of those who were killed were Jews.

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