Herman Georing

Overview of Holocaust

After world war 2 began, Hitler and the German army invaded and conquered Europe. Many Jews were killed and the rest were sent to concentration camps. Many Jews were also sent to city ghettos. After a while all of the jews that were sent to the city ghettos had been sent to more concentration camps. Sometime in early 1941, the Nazi leadership had called for every jew man, women, and child to be killed.

Definition/Backround Information

The holocaust was a state-sponsored murder of Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II (1939-1945). The Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, wanted to kill all of the Jews on his way to conquer the world. After it was over they realized there had been more than 6 million Jews killed which was more than two thirds of the Jewish population in Europe.

Original Research Question

My question is what did Herman Goering have to do with the holocaustJanuary 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi army. Herman was a world war 1 fighter pilot. When world war 1 started him and Hitler became close and he had become Hitler second in command and the 2nd most powerful man in Germany.


For the Jews who had been confined in ghettos, the next step was what the Nazis called deportation. The Nazis herded the Jews into railroad freight cars to be taken to the camps. The able-bodied prisoners had their heads shaved and their belongings seized. Camp personnel tattooed a number on the arm of each person. From then on, the prisoners were identified by number instead of by name.


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