Research essay on the Jewish Holocaust.

Essay by pete_himselfHigh School, 11th gradeA-, March 2006

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The Merriam Webster dictionary defines The Holocaust as "the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II." Others define it as the first and most successful attempt of wiping out an entire race also known as "genocide". During this written report I will be outlining and going into detail on The Holocaust, Hitler's contribution, reasons for it and its significance to today's people and the effect it's had on history. The Holocaust is probably the sickest and most cold-blooded event of man kind.

The Holocaust

The Holocaust was 12 years (1933-1945) of Nazi persecution upon Jewish, homosexual, hippies and other minority groups. This first stared off with heavy violence and barbaric attempts to quickly kill Jews and expand on German territories but then got out of hand when it reached "the final solution" the total annihilation of European Jews through out eastern Europe.

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Hitler first started persecution of the Jewish race in Germany when he became Chancellor on the 20th of January 1933. Small Jewish businesses were the first targets they were boycotted and then vandalized. Soon after all Jewish people were removed from German government, law courts, and also universities most government departments. These few examples were a part of a series of laws put forward between 1933 - 1938. Hitler not caring about any of the economical benefits from German Jewry, he simply shut them down as if they were never there. By 1935 Jews were stripped from their citizenship and forbidden to marry any German this being an attempt to purify the German race as defined by Hitler. From here on wards Jews were slaughtered beaten battered treated like animals they were put on a different level in society even put into ghettos and soon...