The Nazi Regime
What the Nazis did at first
In 1945, the word has taken on a new and horrible meaning: the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews(as well as members of some of the other persecuted groups, such as gypsies and homosexuals) by the German Nazi regime during the second world war. to the anti-Semitic Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Jews were an inferior race, an alien threat to German racial purity and community. after years of Nazi rule in Germany, during which Jews were consistently persecuted, Hitlers "final solution"-now known as the holocaust- came to fruition under the cover of world war, with mass killings centers constructed in the concentration camps of occupied Poland.