The Holocaust : The Most Evil Crime Ever Committed

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As Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer, once said, “The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.” As Stephen Ambrose observed, the Holocaust is recognized as a time in which the worst possible crime of all was committed. Millions of people died, and not many people tried to do anything to stop it. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum defines this period of time as the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The word Holocaust comes from the greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire,” but since 1945 this word has been given a completely different meaning, the mass murder of 6 million European Jews. The holocaust was a war between two main parties, the Nazis, who came to power in 1933, and the Jews. Nazis were lead by Adolf Hitler, who had as a motive to kill all minorities in Germany. The Nazis believed they were the superior race and jews were considered to be inferior. Jewish people were not the only ones persecuted by the Nazis during this time period. The leading group also captured and killed gypsies, disabled people, blacks, and some slavic people like the Polish and Russians. The discrimination did not stop there, people with different ideological, behavioral, or political ideas were not accepted within the german community either. Between these groups of people were also some communists, socialist, religious groups and homosexuals. Lets start
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