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The Holocaust

Nearly six million Jews were killed and murdered in what was called the holocaust. In the years between 1933 and 1945, the Jews of Europe were marked for death. Inanition anti-Semitism was given legal sanction. It was directed by Adolf Hitler and managed by Heinne Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, and Adolf Eichmann. There were many other great crimes and murders, such as the killing of the Armenians by the Turks , but the holocaust stood out as the "only systematic and organized effort by a modern government to destroy a whole race of people." The Germans under Adolf Hitler believed that the Jews were the German troubles and were a threat to the German and Christian values.

Dating back to the first century a.d.
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Hitler took advantage of the situation and rose to power in 1933 on a promise to destroy the treaty of Versailles that stripped Germany of land. Hitler organized the Gestapo as the only executive branch and secret terror organization of the nazi police system. In 1935, he made the Nuremberg laws that forbid Germans to marry or commerce with them. Hitler thought that the Jews were nationless parasite and were directly related to the treaty of Versailles. When Hitler began his move to conquer Europe, he promised that no Jewish person would live.

Before the start of the second word war, the Jews of Germany were excluded from public life, forbidden to have sexual relations with non-Jews, boycotted, beaten but aloud to immigrate. When the war was officially declared, immigration ended and 'the final solution to the Jewish problem' came. When Germany took over Poland, the polish and German Jews were forced into over crowed gettos and employed as slave labor. The Jewish property was seized. Disease and starvation filled the gettos. Finally, the Jews were taken to concentration camps in Poland and Germany where they were murdered and killed in poisonous gas chambers in Auschwitz and many other camps despite the harsh treatment of the Jews, not many German people opposed this.

When the news reached the allies, they all refused to make any rescue plans for the

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