Elie Wiesel

the holocaust

The Holocaust took place in the broader context of World War II. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Over the next year, Nazi Germany and its allies conquered much of Europe. German officials confiscated Jewish property, in many places required Jews to wear identifying armbands, and established ghettos and forced-labor camps. In June 1941, Germany turned on its ally, the Soviet Union. Often drawing on local civilian and police support, Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units) followed the German army and carried out mass shootings as it advanced into Soviet lands. Gas vans also appeared on the eastern front in late fall 1941.

why did the holocaust happened ?

Wednesday, May 8th 193 at 9pm to Tuesday, May 8th 1945 at 11pm

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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel is an American Romanian born Jewish writer , professor ,political activist , holocaust survivor , and Nobel laureate .After World War II, Wiesel taught Hebrew and worked as a choirmaster before becoming a professional journalist. He learned French, which became the language he used most frequently in writing.He wrote for Israeli and French newspapers, including Tsien in Kamf (in Yiddish ). Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania. he was born September 30 , 1928 he is age 87.

elie wiesel interview for the halocaust

Wednesday, May 25th, 9pm

NY, United States

New York, NY

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why the holocaust started

The Holocaust is one of the greatest atrocities in history, and today it's hard to look at it and understand just what could lead so many German people to participate in such blind hatred of their fellow man. During the Holocaust, a huge percentage of the German population – 8.5 million – were members of the Nazi party. Soldiers and officers worked to round up more than six millions Jews as well as millions of other people they deemed undesirable, and then murder them outright. Trying to understand the causes of the Holocaust is difficult, primarily since there is really no single cause or trigger that can be pinpointed. Instead, many different factors have to be considered