The Holocaust: The Cause Of The First World War

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Seventy-seven years ago marked the start of a disastrous world conflict, which left many countries in ruins. World War II was fought from 1939 to 1945 and caused an abundant amount of damage to the nations around the world (USHMM). Twenty-one years prior to this war, the first world conflict broke out and it left quite a mark. At the end of WWI, many countries were left in great economic debt. One country, in particular, was Germany. The country was blamed for starting the war in a treaty signed by the United States, Great Britain, and France. The Treaty of Versailles placed the blame on Germany and specified that a certain amount of money had to be paid to the three countries that signed the document. (around 33 billion U.S dollars) ("Holocaust Timeline."). Germany was also forced to downsize their army which made the country angry and defenseless. When a certain individual came into the picture, German citizens saw hope that he could rebuild and change Germany. This man would help Germany lower their unemployment rate and aid in getting their economy back to normal. This German political figure led over 11 million people to their deaths and caused one of the most known genocides known to mankind. This event is recognized today as the Holocaust.
On January 30th, 1933, a man by the name of Adolf
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Before the Soviets approached the concentration camp, SS officers evacuated Auschwitz and forced prisoners to march away from the camp complex. They were marching to the city of Wodzislaw and the guards shot anyone who fell behind. Over 15,000 died on the death marched and when the Soviet army finally reached Auschwitz they were able to liberate more than 7,000 prisoners still remaining at the camp (USHMM). They happened to be the most ill or closest to dying. Approximately 1.3 million people were sent to Auschwitz between 1942 and 1945 and at least 1.1 of them were murdered
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