During the Holocaust many terrible things happened. Millions of innocent people died for no reason at all. Once the Nuremberg Laws were created things just got worse for the Jews. Ghettos were established and Jews started being put away from the world like they weren’t human anymore. Jews were sent off to concentration camps and death camps for hard labor, torture, starvation, and most commonly, death.
The mass extermination killed about 11 million people, 6 million of them being Jews. Approximately two-thirds of Jews living in Europe were murdered by the Nazis. About 1 million innocent children’s lives were taken in this genocide. Thousands of people per day were gathered up and loaded on trains heading to either a concentration camp or a death camp. Hitler later installed gas chambers to most death camps for a faster, more efficient killing method for large groups. While concentration camps were meant for hard work and starving prisoners to death, death camps were primarily for killing.
Once the Nuremberg Laws were put into action on September 15, 1935 Jews began to be excluded from public life. These laws included a law that deprived German Jews of their citizenship and a law that forbid marriage between Germans and Jews. Nazis then added a few additional anti-Jews laws over the next several years. These laws excluded Jews from places like parks, made Jews register their property, and fired them from civil service jobs. Once the Nuremburg Laws were put into action Jews were gathered up and put into areas of big cities, called Ghettos.
Jews were forced to move out of their homes and into small apartments, often with other families. At first ghettos started out as “open” which meant that Jews could leave the area during the day but had to be back by a curfew. Later all the ghettos became “closed” which meant that the Jews could not leave the perimeter of the ghetto. The largest ghetto was located in Warsaw which a population high of 445,000 in...