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Holocaust

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The holocaust was the systematic killing of over 6 million jews by the Nazi Regime from 1933-1945. The Nazi's were a group of which Adolf Hitler from Germany controlled. Holocaust is a greek word meaning "Sacrifice by fire". The germans thought that they were "racially superior" over the jews and started to mass murder them. They also murdered Homosexuals, communists, and other groups. The Holocaust This is a place where the Nazis put people that they held as prisoner, to make them work. The prisoners worked long hard days of manual labor. When they arrived they were put into groups based on age and male or female. Concentration Camps Most of the death camps were in Poland, because it had the largest population of Jewish people.
These camps were established to mass murder millions of jewish or not perfect people.
They do not sort the victims on arrival, but kill them as quickly as the nazi officers can kill them.
The methods that the Nazis used to kill their victims were gas vans, gas chambers, and shooting the prisoners Death Camps (Killing Centers) 1933 In January 30, 1933 Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany
February 27, Nazis burn Reichstag Building to create a crisis atmosphere 1934 "Tragedy by numbers" U.S. Participation In 1934, Hitler combined the positions of chancellor and president to become leader of Germany. Immigration to the U.S. Statistics show that over 6 million jews were killed during the holocaust. Jewish victims were taken out of about 22 different countries. In 1935, the Jews were no longer able to be citizens and lost other basic rights. The U.S. had strict policies about immigration because the economy had just started recovering from the Depression 1936, Nazis boycotted the Jewish owned business's. Total Jewish Population (out of twenty-two countries): 9,508,340 In 1938, annexed Austria.
Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, Nazi Germans arrested 30,000 Jews. Even with the strict immigration policies in 1939 and 1940, a little over half of the U.S. immigrants were Jewish. Throughout World War II more than 200,000 Jews found refuge in the U.S. Response to "Final Solution" 1935 1936 1937 Bibliography Estimated Percentage killed: 63% - over 5,962,129 (Holocaust Chronicle http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=u.s.+involved+in+the+holocaust&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&biw=1920&bih=878&wrapid=tlif134642530887110&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=6NFAUJPKIo7S9AS7lID4Aw#um=1&hl=en&safe=active&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=us&oq=us&gs_l=img.3...10889.11076.0.11232.2.2.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.vdUT4U_hK-c&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=f6b6b3e5b5ad59bd&biw=1920&bih=878 Number of survivors: 3,546,211 Out of these numbers, evidence has shown that another 2.5-3 million victims were NON-Jewish. About 1.9 were civilians. They were only killed over the racism of the Nazi's. The State Department received news of the Nazis plan to annihilate the Jews in August, 1942. The Department declined to publicize the news. Eventually it was announced through British message of the plans, and the Allied governments declared that Germany would be held responsible for these crimes. In 1939, Germany took over Czechoslovakia and invaded Poland.
Britain and France declare war on Germany 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 In 1940, Jews were forced in to ghettos and concentration camps. U.S. Press Coverage of the "Final Solution" At first, the U.S. did not fully publicize the information known about the crimes happening in Germany. In most reports the ethnic identity of the victims was not specified. As the violence increased, a lot of American newspapers covered German shooting operations during invasions to other countries. The events of Kristallnacht and Reichstag was front page news of the dailies. wwiiletters.blogspot.com wonderingfair.com mrbrownww2.pbworks.com mrbrownww2.pbworks.com In 1937, Jews were told to sell their business's. In 1941, Germany attacked the soviets.
Jews were not allowed to leave their houses unless autherized by the police. In 1942, the "Final Solution" was discussed which was to kill all jews. In 1943, 85% of all Jews
that would be
murdered in the
holocaust already
have been. In 1944, hitler took over Hungary and deported 12,000 jews each day to Auschwitz(a death camp). In 1945, World war II came to a close and the camps were emptied and closed. http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00331/Camps.htm ? What is a holocaust survivor A holocaust survivor is a Jew who lived in any country that;
-Was under Nazi regime
-Was under Nazi occupation
-Was under the regime of Nazi Collaborators
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