This report will discuss the events of the holocaust and what it had taught us.
The Holocaust was the killing of mainly the Jews but also the disabled and homosexuals; they were killed because Adolf Hitler thought they were inferior. It took place from 1933 to 1945. Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany led this and they murdered About 12 million people, half of them being Jews. Hitler was very against the Jews, he wanted to create the perfect race of Germans. He had a large group of followers, who were the soldiers in the camps, and they were called Nazis, they took care of all killing that Hitler wanted done.
The holocaust took place because Adolf Hitler wanted to purify the German race so he decided to kill all Jews along with Russians, gypsies and homosexuals. He thought they had too much money and were strongly influential, some of them were wealthier then the Aryans. Hitler thought they brought shame to the Aryans and also blamed them for the defeat in the war and the country’s economical and social issues. In the early 1930s Hitler and the Nazis grew to power convincing the public that the Jews were the problem so in 1932 Hitler won 37% of the vote. Shortly after the Nazis came to power they introduced anti- Jewish decrees. Jews were humiliated and had to wear yellow star with a large ‘J’ on it. In school the Jewish children had to sit at the back of the class, could not get help from the teachers and were humiliated. Jewish businesses were closed down Life became very hard for the Jews. However the non Jewish public did not help they merely stood as bystanders and watch the jaws suffer.
However that was not enough. Hitler soon decided to get rid of them permanently. So to achieve that, he and his group of followers the Nazis rounded them up. Hitler told them a lie saying that he was just going to take them out of the country and resettle them.