The Holocaust

By: Diana Domenech & Arryn Lynch

"A tragedy in Germany"

Germany,

It was an effort of Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany to take out the Jews and the other people that they considered to interfered. In this disaster a result of about 12 million people, half were Jews were murdered.

"The Final Solution"

"Jews in Germany"

The murders were done by every means imaginable but most of the victims perished as a result of shooting, starvation, disease, and poison gas. Others were tortured to death or died in horrible medical experiments.

Hitler took power in Germany in 1933 and almost immediately began the chain of events that led to the Holocaust. This first phase was the persecution of Jews in Germany and the other countries invaded by Hitler. It lasted until 1941. During this period, while Hitler built his power, Jews were persecuted and brutalized but there was no organized effort murder them.

"The Ending Tragedy"

In late 1939 Hitler invaded Poland, beginning the Second World War. In mid-1941 Hitler invaded the Soviet Union. At about the same time - historians do not agree on exactly when - Hitler also decided that there should be a "Final Solution" to "the Jewish question."