The Holocaust

By: Lexi Villalpando

What is the Holocaust? Who were the people killed in the Holocaust?

The Holocaust is the murder of 6 millions Jews and millions of others including, Gypsies, Soviet Commissaries, and others who were thought of as unworthy to live by the Nazis and their collaborators.

Who were the Nazis?

A man named Adolf Hitler lead a party known as the Nazis. They were all part of the National Socialist Party in Germany. This party was established in Munich in 1919.

What does name "Nazi" stand for?

The name Nazi stands for "National Socialist German Workers Party"

What 4 factors contributed to the rise of the Naizs and Hitler?

The first item on Hitler's list was to become chancellor. Once he became chancellor, all of his plans fell into place. Adolf Hitler took away the civil rights from everyone. He began giving propaganda speeches. And to make sure he doesn't get kicked out, he got rid of the office of the president and made Germany a dictatorship.

Who were the SS?

The SchutzStaffel or SS was formed in April 1925 as a section of the SA and functioned as a personal bodyguard for the NSDAP leader, Adolf Hitler. The SS was considered to be an elite force and membership was restricted to those who were pure Aryan Germans.

what were the four main ways the Nazi's tried to conrtrol the public opinion?