Essay on Remember How Horrible the Holocaust Was

544 Words 3 Pages
"Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire". But in the English language, the Holocaust was the most horrible genocide of approximatley six million Jews by the Nazi regime and it's collaborators.

In January 1933, the Nazi's came into power in Germany. They believed that Germans were the superior race, and that the Jews were inferior as well as a threat to the German racial community. It was not only the Jews that were deemed "racial inferior":Gypsies, the disabled, and some Slavic peoples. Other groups were targeted based on their political, ideological and behavioral grounds. For example, Communists, Socialists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and homosexuals.

In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe was at nine
…show more content…
The Germans kept them in these enclosed city district and made them live under miserable conditions. There were at least 1 000 ghettos established in German-occupied and annexed Poland and the Soviet Union alone. Daily life for the Jew's in the ghettos was administerd by Nazi- appointed Jewish councils. Each person who lived in the ghetto's were forced to wear identifying badges and also required to perform forced labor for the German Reich. A ghetto police force enforced the orders of the German authorities and the ordinances of the Jewish councils, including the facilitation of deportations to killing centers. There was no hesitation to kill Jewish policeman who were perceived to have failed to carry out orders. The Germas forbade any form of schooling or education. Medicine, food and weapons were usually smuggled in since there was lack of in the ghetto's. These ghetto's were used as a measure to control and segregate the Jewish population while Nazi leadership decided on their options to realize their final goal of removing the Jewish population. Some ghetto's existed for years, while others only existed for a few days. But once the "Final Solution" was implemented in 1941, the Germans destroyed all ghettos. The Nazi's either shot ghetto residents into mass graves located nearby or had them deported by rain to killing centers where they were murdered.

In the memoir, Night by Eliezer Wiesel there is a clear dipiction of
Open Document