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Transcript of The Holocaust
What was the Holocaust?
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.
Holocaust Background Information
This is the time where Jews had to give up their businesses. In all honestly, it started to look a lot like the segregation that happened in the United States. Some of the benches were marked by saying only for Jews.
During the time of the Holocaust, people were being grouped based on their religion, and other things. People said that if you were not Aryan (relating to people of Caucasian race not of Jewish descent) then you would be put into a concentration camp. Most of the Aryan people were blond haired and blue or gray eyed. Between 1933 and 1939, 400 laws were put in place for Jews.
By: Alexandra DeLeaver