The Holocaust

You may wonder what the Holocaust was. The Holocaust was the mass killing of Jews, also known as the largest genocide in history. This mass killing began in 1935 when Adolf Hitler, a German dictator, came into power. Hitler and the Nazis', his group of workers, most targeted group were Jews. It's estimated that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, 1.1 million of them were children.

Around 1935, laws called the Nuremberg Laws began to reject Jews from public life. The laws kept Jews from being part of the public by excluding them from parks, movies, schools, and fired them from civil service jobs. Along with that, Jews were also ordered to wear the yellow star of David on their clothing so that they could be easily recognized and targeted. During the night of November 9-10, Nazis incited a program against Jews in Austria and Germany, in what has been called Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht was a violent night that included burning of synagogues, breaking windows of Jewish owned businesses, and more. About 300,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps, where they worked hard with little food rations, and were put to their death. All of these actions then resulted in the death of millions of Jews.

The Holocaust was a horrible event that should prevented form ever happening again. Imagine being discriminated just because of who you are, that's what it was like to be a Jew back then. Not only were they left out, but killed for basically nothing. This world should except, people even though we're all different.