Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust Essay

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World War II (WWII) was one of the most deadly and widespread wars on the planet. An estimated 50 million people died through the course of those six years. 11 million of those people ruthlessly murdered due to their race, religion, political stand point, etc. One might ask the question, " Why? Why would someone like Hitler murder millions of people in an act of mass genocide?" I personally think that no one truly knows the answer to that question I do however, however know why we would study something like the Holocaust, and likewise WWII. In order to explain it sufficiently I think that one must start with the story of Adolf Hitler. In 1889, on April 20th Adolf Hitler was born. As a young Austrian boy,…show more content…
These laws stripped the rights of certain citizens and were one of the first steps in enacting Hitler's so called "Final Solution" which was basically the eradication of undesirables on the whole. As Hitler continued to carry out his plans things got worse and worse, and in 1939 several countries declared war on Germany. Throughout the war the treatment of undesirables was so inhumane and disgusting that the Holocaust is in my opinion one of the worst historical events to ever take place. The people were literally put into camps to be murdered. Now I could give you dozens of stories highlighting excruciatingly disturbing details, but I won't. The fact of he matter is that is tha everyone has heard those stories and most don't want to listen to them more than nessesary. We aren't here to relive the pain of 11 million people, for that is not the purpose of his essay. The purpose is to explain why we must learn aout the Holocaust. In order to do this I must continue to WWII. WWII started as a response to the invasion of Poland in 1939. In 1940 Germany, Italy, and Japan signed a tripartite pact becoming allies in the war. These countries, known as the Axis powers invaded and took control of many countries. In order to display its power as one of the Axis powers Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1942, thus launching America into WWII. With America in the war an alliance was

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