The holocaust

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Year 10 Humanities 2013

Unit 2: World War 2
Task 2

The Holocaust

The Causes of the Holocaust

The Process of the Holocaust

In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Germany would occupy during World War II. By 1945, the Germans killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the Final Solution, the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. Although Jews, whom the Nazis deemed a priority danger to Germany, were the primary victims of Nazi racism, other victims included 200,000 Gypsies.

The Holocaust destroyed society. This devastating Genocide killed millions of people, left thousands in physical or mental pain, and affected today’s
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Historical Debate
There is significant evidence surrounding the holocaust, some of the camps, like Auschwitz, are still there. There is the silent witness of the victims themselves, the millions who disappeared into the "night and fog" of what the Nazis themselves termed "the final solution" to the Jewish question.

The Germans claim that the German Nazi government had no Final Solution policy or intention of exterminating Jews, Nazi authorities did not use extermination camps and gas chambers to mass murder Jews, and the actual number of Jews killed was significantly lower than the historically accepted figure of 5 to 6 million.

Jewish communities across Europe were shattered as a result of the holocaust. Many of those who survived were determined to leave Europe and start new lives in Israel or the United States. The Germans created this devastation because they wanted to gain power in Europe. The selfish views of the Germans led to the murder of nearly 6 million Jewish people, there are no arguments for the holocaust to have started.

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