Bryce Kyle Academic#3
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state - sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborates. The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior". Jews deemed "inferior", were an alien threat to the so - called German racial community. German authorities also targeted other groups, because of their perceived "racial inferiority". During WW2 Nazi German authorities deported millions of Jews from Germany, from occupied territories, and from the countries of many of its Axis allies to killing centers, where they were murdered in specially developed gassed facilities.
In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during WW2. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed European Jews as part of the "Final Solution", the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. Jews were the primary victims of Nazi racism, other victims included some 200,000 mentally, or physically disabled patients were murdered in the so - called Enthusian Program. As Nazi tyranny spread across Europe, the Germans and their collaborators persecuted and murdered millions of other people. Two to three million soviet prisoners of war were murdered or died of starvation, disease, neglect, or maltreatment. German police officials targeted thousands of political opponents. Many of these individuals died as a result of incarceration and maltreatment.
There is a lot of evidence to prove that the Holocaust was a tragic loss of Nazi soldiers killing Jews. During 1945, Adolf Hitler came up with the "Final Solution", his final Nazi decisions to murder Jews in Europe. During the final era of the Holocaust, German authorities still targeted different races, because of their perceived, "racial inferiority". At the end of the Holocaust Nazi soldiers sent Jews to gas chambers (in concentration camps) and killed over one - million Jews making it lead to WW2.
"Introduction to the Holocaust." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 18 Aug. 2015. Web. 09 Nov. 2015.