Effects Of War On Humanity : Wwii And The Holocaust

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The Effects of War On Humanity WWII and the Holocaust are two of the most horrific events in history. WWII was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945 and was the deadliest war in history. Adolf Hitler came into power in 1933 and remained in power throughout the rest of WWII. Hitler was disobeying the restrictions put on him by Treaty of Versaille and was gaining power. Other countries saw how powerful Germany was getting and didn 't want to get in Hitler 's way. They were scared that if they confronted him he would want to attack them. This was bad because WWI had ended about 15-20 years before this time and most of the countries armies were still weak. These countries were also trying to repair their financial problems due to the fact that they were in a world wide depression. He took advantage of this power and made an army of soldiers that exceeded the amount of soldiers Germany was able to have according to The Treaty of Versaille. Hitler wanted to take over the world and have the Aryan race rule above everyone else. He believed that, to do so, he would have to get rid of the non-aryans. This included gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled. The mass killing of Jews was called the Holocaust. It got this name because many Jews died by being burned in furnaces and fire pits. The meaning of the word literally means destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war. They were also put into concentration camps and death camps in order to…
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