The Holocaust

world war two

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Hitler's policy on labeling

About 11 million people were killed by the Nazi genocidal policy. Hitler had a strong hatred for the Jews. The Nuremberg laws created very detailed Nazi definitions of who was Jewish. many people who never considered themselves Jewish suddenly became targets of Nazi persecution.
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Jewish ghettos

The ghetto was not a Nazi invention. Its origins can be traced back to medieval times, when restrictions on the places where Jews were allowed to reside were commonplace throughout Europe. Although this restriction is usually perceived as relating to towns or cities, it even applied in certain cases to entire countries.
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Consequences to those who helped Jewish people flee and hide from Nazi's

Both the Jews and the people that tried to help them were killed. Or, in some cases, the Jews were taken to concentration camps and the people helping were imprisoned. Often the Nazis would punish the people who hid the Jews instead of taking them away.
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Transportation to concentration camps

People would be transported to the concentration camps by a train. But from camp to camp they walked, which most of the Jews died when this happened.
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Details about individual concentration camps

The Nazi regime targeted all Jews, both men and women, for persecution and eventually death. The regime frequently subjected women, however, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to brutal persecution that was sometimes unique to the gender of victims.
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Liberation of the camps

As allied troops moved across Europe in a series of offensives against Nazi Germany, they began to encounter tens of thousands of concentration camp prisoners.