Among the most unforgettable event that took place in history is the Holocaust. Many people might be curious about the cause of such a terrible event. During the World War II, Adolf Hitler became more powerful and he led the persecution and the killing of the 6 million European Jews. The Jews became the target of the Nazi Germany aside from other groups. Actually, it is not only the Jews who suffered in the hands of the Germans and its collaborators. Other groups greatly suffered too.
These groups include gay men, Soviet prisoners of war, and the political opponents of the Germans. The cause of the Holocaust is actually unfair. As Nazi Germany only want to be the most powerful, so it resulted to the killing of the Jews and there were a total of 17 million who came from other groups that became the victims. The only reason why the Holocaust took place is that the Nazi Germany government want to exclude the Jews from the civil society. There’s no other major reason.
All the anti-Jewish measures were radicalized. The Holocaust is regarded merely as an “ethnic cleansing” or “genocide” which means that the Germans in those days don’t want any of the Jews to stay all throughout Europe. In other words, it is an intentional action to destroy all the Jews without exemption. And it is not only the Jews who became the target of this tragic event. Other ethnic or racial groups, political groups, and religious groups became victims.