The Holocaust : Its Causes And How It Was Carried Out

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Destiny Corbitt
Shawn Underell
The Holocaust
21 February 2016
The Holocaust
The holocaust is one of the memorable events in history and it is important to know some of its causes and how it was carried out. The Holocaust is a controlled torture that killed roughly six million Jews by the Nazi government, led by Adolf Hitler. Apart from the Jews, other groups considered inferior or anti-establishment such as Poles, Romans and gypsies were also killed. There were several reasons for these grisly murders, inhuman detention and subjections of the victims to forced labor while starving. The word Holocaust comes from the Greek words (Holos-Whole) and (Kaustos-Burned). It was used to describe a sacrificial offering burning to an Altar. To the anti-Semitic Nazi leader Adolf Hitler jews were an alien threat to German racial purity and community. (History.com, 2009)
When the class started to read ¨Night¨ I began wondering why Hitler hated the jews and why he started the holocaust, so I started doing research and asking questions. The biggest question I asked myself, “Why did Hitler start the holocaust?” This is what I found. Hitler did not make the Holocaust happen by himself, many Germans and non-Germans contributed to, or benefited from the so-called “Final Solution” (the term used by the Nazis for their plan to annihilate the European Jews). German government, military, and Nazi Party officials who planned and implemented policies aimed at persecuting and murdering the European…
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