The Holocaust

The Holocaust

There had been a lot of unforgettable events that happened in the past. Some events are regarded as good while the rest are as bad as a nightmare. And in history, the most brutal chapter that happened in the history of mankind is the Holocaust. There are about 6 million Jews who died in such a dreadful event and a total of 17 million victims. This event took place in 1933 up to 1945. It was regarded as a genocide or ethnic cleansing during World War II by Nazi Germany.

The Jews were very helpless. Many of the Jews were scattered after Jerusalem was captured and they wandered all throughout Europe. They lived in Europe and were distinguished as European Jews. They were murdered between 1941 and 1945. It is not only the 6 million Jews who experienced such a terrible death. There were also other groups of people who were greatly persecuted and ended up being murdered. This is why the victims are not only the Jews but the total of helpless victims is seventeen million.

During the reign of Adolf Hitler who became very powerful in 1933, there were laws that were implemented to exclude the Jews from the civil society. The Germans in those days hated and persecuted harshly all the Jews who lived in Europe. There were concentration camps that were built all throughout Germany. They also set up ghettos in order to segregate the Jews. There are other detention sites that were built. Finally, the Jews were killed in gas chambers and very few survived.