Holocaust : The Holocaust

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The Holocaust, one of humanities most horrendous acts and a large topic in the history of World War II. Led by the German National Socialists, the Holocaust was an attack on innocent people for reasons of race, sexuality, nationality, and religion with their main target being the millions of European Jews who they saw as an ‘inferior race’. Hitler and his higher up stripped Jews of everything. He took their money, their homes, their jobs, their nationality, their dignity, and eventually he took their lives. In Peter Longerich’s Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Jews, Longerich takes an in depth look at Nazi politics and how it eventually led to their Final Solution of the Jewish Question. His research that began in the late 1990s, when he questioned both schools of Holocaust studies, the Intentionalists and the Structuralists. His studies in Europe led to a novel that that outlines the entire history of the Holocaust, the ideas of Judenfrage, and the implementation of Judenpolitik on the Jews of Europe from 1933 to 1945. Throughout the research and writing of Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Jews, Longerich’s purpose for the book changed, “The original aim of this book was to make a contribution to the lively debate amongst Holocaust researchers about when the Nazi leadership took the decision to implement a ‘final solution’ (Englosung) to what they called the ‘Jewish question (Judenfrage).” (pg. 01). The debate he talked about was the

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