The Holocaust was a devistating part of history. The Holocaust was a part of World War II, that went on for six years. It all started when Adolf Hitler invaded Poland with his German army on September 1, 1939 without warning. Then France and Britain declared war on Germany two days after, on September 3, 1939. The U.S. Decided to stay neutral, until Germany's allies, Japan, bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Soon, the nazi party decided to take all Jews to interment camp and have them worked to death, or they would just kill them. Over six million Jews died in this period of time. Even during the whole time, Hitler never visited one camp that he created. On June 4th, 1944 America, Canada, and Great Britian attacked Normandy Beach.