The Holocaust is the sum of all anti-Jewish actions carried out by the Nazi regime. The German Jews were deprived of their legal and economic status. That was the starting point to the murders of close to six million of Jewz in Europe. The holocaust started when the Nazi’s came to power in German in January 1933 and lost power in 1945.
During the time frame of the Nazi regime and Holocaust millions were affected. More than half of those affected were German-Jews. The National Socialist government established concentration camps to detain real and imaged political and ideologist oppenents. The German and their collaborators created ghettos,transit camps, and forced-labor camps for jews during the war years. The German authorities also established numerous forced labor camps both in greater German Reich and in German occupied territory, for non-Jews whose labor the Germans sought to exploit.
Concentration camps were detention sites outside the normal prison system created for military or political purpose to confine,terrorize,and in some cases kill civilians. During World War 2 concentration camps were established throughtout. The Nazi camps inmates were exploited for slave labor and medical experimentation camps. More than six million mainly Jewish men,women,and children were killed in gas chambers. The most notorious Nazi camps that were liberated by U.S and British troops in 1945 were Buchenwald,Dachay,and belsen.
In June 1941,militarized battlalions of order police officials moved behind German lines to carry out mass-murder operations against Jews,Roma, and Soviet state and communist party officials. The Nazis established killinh centers for efficient mass murder. Unlike concentration camps, the killing centers were almost exclusively “death factories”. German SS and police murdered nearly 2,700,000 Jews in the killing centers either by asphyxiation with poison gas or by shooting. Many of the survivors found shelter in displaced persons (OP) camps...