The Causes Of The Holocaust And The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was one of the most tragic events that happened during World War II between 1939 until 1945. World War II involved the vast majority of the world’s countries, one of them being Germany, who played a big part in the Holocaust. Germany became involved because of Adolf Hitler, the chancellor, wanted revenge for the trouble Germany had in World War I. During World War II, Hitler exploited anti-semitic feelings towards Jewish people because he believed they were the reason Germany had to surrender in World War I. Those feelings were why the Holocaust happened. The Holocaust was the persecution of nearly 6 million Jewish people, also known as Jews. Not only were Jews being persecuted, but many other ethnic, secular, and religious groups also, such as “ Poles, Czechs, Greeks, Gypsies, Serbs, Ukrainians, and Russians, as well as homosexuals, mentally and physically handicapped persons, trade unionists, prisoners of war, Jehovah's Witnesses, and uncounted others” (U-S-History). All targeted because of their “racial inferiority”. The Holocaust was a devastating event that lasted several years and impacted many lives by tearing people from their homes, killing them, torturing them, forcing them into concentration camps, and by the end, affecting the Jewish population and the rest of the world, but if Hitler didn’t do what he did and the Holocaust didn’t happen, the world would be at a completelytotally different place. During the Holocaust, Hitler and German Nazis mainly targeted Jewish people. Adolf Hitler was very adamant that Jews were the main cause of Germany losing World War I and he believed that they were the cause of Germany's economic suffering, since Germany had to pay a huge amount of money for the damage that was created in World War I. Hitler also presumed that they were a morally and culturally corrupting influence and strongly believed that Jews were an alien threat to German racial purity. First of all, being an alien threat to racial purity was very unlucky for the Jews because they weren't anything like what Hitler had pictured in his “perfect” world. Earlier on in Hitler's life, in 1923, he was imprisoned for treason. While he was in prison, he wrote a memoir called, “Mein Kampf” (My
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