The Holocaust.

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The Holocaust is the biggest crime against humanity in history. The Holocaust was a mass murder of millions jews. In the period of 1933 to 1945, the Nazis waged a vicious war against Jews and other "lesser races". This war came to a turning point with the Final Solution in 1938. One of the end results of the Final Solution was the concentration and death camps of Germany, Poland, and other parts of Europe. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, people around the world were shocked by final tallies of human losses, and the people responsible were punished for their inhuman acts. The Holocaust was a dark time in the history of the 20th century.

The Holocaust started when the Nazi party of Germany, lead by Adolf Hitler, came to power. Hitler's anti-Jew campaign began soon afterward, with the Nuremberg Laws , which defined the meaning of being Jewish based on ancestry.

These laws forced segregation between Jews and the rest of the public. It was only a small sign of what the future held for the Jews.

Anti-Jewish aggression continued for years after the of the Nuremberg Laws. One of these was the taking of Jewish property and business. Jews were eventually forced out of the economy of Germany, their belongings turned over to the government of germany. Other forms of aggression were organized demonstrations against Jews. The first and most infamous of these attacks was Krystallnacht or The night of broken glass. On the nights of November 9th and 10th over 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, 175 synagogues demolished, almost 100 Jews were killed, and thousands had been injured, ("Holocaust" WorldBook Encyclopedia 04).this was the first major act of violence to Jews made by the Nazis. Their intentions were clear .

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