Holocaust

By: Lindsey Brim

intro on the holocaust

The holocaust was a state approved prosecution and killing of over 6 million jews. The Nazi who came to power-Hitler- believed that the German race was superior to all other races out there. And the Jews were seen as a horrible threat to the German racial community.
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Facts on the Holocaust

  • The Jewish people were excluded from public life on September 15th, 1935.
  • Once the WWII began Nazi made the Jews wear a yellow star of david on their clothes so they were easy targeted to put in the camps.
  • The Holocaust began in 1933 because Hitler had gotten power.
  • 2/3 of the Jews who lived in Europe during the time of WWII were killed by Nazi.
  • The Holocaust was over in 1945 when the Allied forces beat the Nazi powers
  • 1.5 million death by the Nazi were children

The Holocaust

The word Holocaust is a greek word that means "holos" which means whole "kaustos" which means burned. Hitler's "final solution" -the Holocaust- was covered up by WWII; the mass killing of the European Jews and the concentration camps in Poland. Oscar Schindler's is known for his courageousness saving hundred Jews from gas chambers.

The Jews and others who got put into the camps were in very bad health

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Other events.

  • September 29, 1938: the Munich agreement was signed by the other European leaders
  • April 9, 1940: Germany invades Demark and Norway
  • July 10, 1940: the battle of Britain begins.
  • June 28, 1942: Germany launches a new offensive toward the city of Stalingrad
  • August 15, 1944: Allied forces land in southern France
  • April 30, 1945: Aldof Hitler commits suicide.
  • May 7, 1945: Germany surrender to the western Allies
  • may 9, 1945: Germany surrender to the Soveits