The Holocaust

Essay by Amanda Rae GaylordCollege, UndergraduateF, October 1996

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"The millions of Jews who were taken from their places of residence,

ghettos or transit camps did not in any way know that they were being brought to

extermination camps not did they know that fate awaited for them. Most of them

had not even heard of the existence of such camps. Rumors about death camps

did, it is true, reach Warsaw and other ghettos in Poland, but the public for the

most part did not want to believe them." Hitler pulled of one the biggest

genocide's ever in the world, the holocaust . The goal of the Nazi Holocaust was

to exterminate all Jews in Europe.

Hitler and the Nazi power gained power in 1933 and lost power in 1945, in

this 12 years many people were mislead and brought to death.

The killing of the Jews took place from 1938-1945. The Jews were

stripped of social roles, driven from respected jobs, rights, citizenship, material

and legal goods.

Many of the Jews owned businesses were vandalized and

boycotted. The Jews wealth and property was confiscated. Jews had to wear

the star of David around their arm so that the other Germans would not treat

them fair. Many of them were ridiculed and beat up in the street, just for so

innocently being Jewish. On the nights of November 9th and 10th of 1938

called, The Night of Broken Glass, nearly every Jewish synagogue in Germany

was destroyed along with many other Jewish organizations. "By the Nuremberg

law of 1935 they lost their citizenship and were forbidden to intermarry with other

Germans." This was just the start of a awful ending. I ask my self why did they

just not do as they were told, just resist? There was no where for the Jews to

turn, if they resisted they...