Holocaust?

Where did the holocaust originate, who was the leader of the nazis,wat was the nazi movement,how many ppl were exterminated during the holocuast, how did the holocaust? and plz tell me where u got the answers

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how did the holocaust end srry about that i frgt something in there

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  • 1 decade ago
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    THE HOLOCAUST

    During World War II, Nazi Germany and its collaborators murdered approximately six million Jews. The Holocaust is the name used to refer to this systematic, bureaucratic, and state-sponsored campaign of persecution and murder. Beginning with racially discriminatory laws in Germany, the Nazi campaign expanded to the mass murder of all European Jews

    During the era of the Holocaust, the Nazis also targeted other groups because of their perceived "racial inferiority": Roma (Gypsies), people with disabilities, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). Other groups were persecuted on political and behavioral grounds, among them Communists, Socialists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and homosexuals.

    "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis came to power in Germany in January 1933. The Nazis frequently used euphemistic language to disguise the true nature of their crimes. According to this vocabulary, Germans were considered "racially superior" and the Jews, and others deemed "inferior," were "life unworthy of life."

    In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany (the Third Reich) would occupy or influence during World War II. The Nazis established concentration camps to imprison Jews, other people targeted on ethnic or “racial” grounds, and political opponents. Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, beginning World War II. Over the next two years, German forces conquered most of Europe.

    During the war years, the Nazis and their collaborators created ghettos (to isolate Jewish populations) and thousands of new camps for the imprisonment of targeted groups and forced labor. Following the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units) carried out mass-murder operations against Jews, Roma, and Soviet state and Communist party officials. More than a million Jewish men, women, and children were murdered by these units, usually in mass shootings. Between 1942 and 1944, Nazi Germany deported millions more Jews from occupied territories to extermination camps, where they murdered them in specially developed killing facilities using poison gas. At the largest killing center, Auschwitz-Birkenau, transports of Jews arrived almost daily from across Europe.

    Although Jews were the primary victims of Nazi racism, others targeted for death included tens of thousands of Roma (Gypsies) and at least 200,000 mentally or physically disabled people. As Nazi tyranny spread across Europe, the Germans persecuted and murdered millions of other people. More than three million Soviet prisoners of war were murdered or died of starvation, disease, or maltreatment. The Germans killed tens of thousands of non-Jewish Polish intellectual and religious leaders, and deported millions of Polish and Soviet citizens for forced labor. From the earliest years of the Nazi regime, homosexuals and others deemed to be socially unacceptable were persecuted. Thousands of political dissidents (including Communists, Socialists, and trade unionists) and religious dissidents (such as Jehovah's Witnesses) were also targeted. Many of these individuals died as a result of incarceration and maltreatment.

    In the final months of the war, SS guards forced camp inmates to march hundreds of miles without shelter in an attempt to prevent the Allied liberation of large numbers of prisoners. As Allied forces moved across Europe in a series of offensives, they began to encounter and liberate concentration camp prisoners. World War II ended in Europe with the unconditional surrender of German armed forces in the west on May 7 and in the east on May 9, 1945.

    By war’s end, close to two out of every three Jews in Europe had been murdered by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in the massive crime we now call the Holocaust.

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  • 6 years ago

    Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party. He was also became the chancellor of Germany in 1933. He hated Jewish people and that's why he killed approx. 6,000,000 Jews from 1939-1945. It started in Germany, then Poland and tons of European countries including Hungary, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark, Monaco and so many more but not Switzerland and England. Egypt was also invaded (but not Israel). It ended when World War II ended in 1945 on May 8th. It took days, weeks and months for the concentration camps to be liberated by the Allies. Hitler killed himself when he realized Germany was losing the war and he would've been captured or hanged. That's basically it. Some Nazis escaped to South American countries or just killed themselves right before the war was ending (there was a lot of top Nazis that were hanged such as Amon Goeth).

    Source(s): Studied Holocaust for years. Read all those war books and saw all those movies. Descendant of a Jewish Holocaust survivor.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The "holocaust" originated in Germany and several areas in Poland. Hitler who I might add was a brilliant man had led the nazis at the time, and nobody was intentionally killed during the holocaust. In fact, the "Holocaust" is only a clever lie made up by the Russians and supported by the Jewish community to suck money from Germany. The only reason this myth exists today is only so that the Jewish community has something to fall back on if ever questioned (To note, in 1934 they declared a financial war on Germany, which was also denied by the Jews) At another approach to this topic.. How would they know how many died? After the war the population of the Jewish people INCREASED over World War 2 by about 500,000 or more! It's not like they counted themselves and ran back and forth between Germany and Russia to tell how many died, how would they know how many were killed? Was it from the part where they received hair cuts and were gassed TO PREVENT TYPHUS? (None died from that process) There were no evil nazi doctors that cut people's heads in half to see what would happen, make soap out of humans, lamp shade from human skin, or anything like that! I mean, it's all so senseless! The fact is, you aren't even allowed to research anything beyond the lie that 6 million died in the holocaust! Sure, you can go see these "death camps" in Germany, but aren't allowed to get close enough to study, or study at all.(If you try you will be thrown in prison for a year) And everyone makes such a big deal out of it, heck tons of people died in World Wars, even if the Jews died what makes this so important? "When one person dies it's a tradgedy, when one thousand die it's a statistic" - Joseph Stalin (Who was the REAL baddie of WW2, he killed millions and supplied the fake photos to the Jews (Which were his soldiers shown killing hundreds of civilians in his country, which IS a KNOWN FACT)) And I would understand there are thousands who would want to beat me up for saying this. =P Also: Check the plaque at Auschwitz, the number of deaths have been lowered SIGNIFICANTLY due to recent findings. (They can't find burials or ashes of dead bodies/ death camps were found to never have existed/ gas chambers found to be used for other things. ex. cafeterias)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Holocaust is where the Jewish people where killed by the Nazi leader, Heinrich Himmler. It should of originated in Germany.

    Funny thing is Himmler was Jewish. I got these answers from Social Studies class a couple of weeks ago, but if you go to google and put "Nazis" in you could probably find out about how many were killed. (Once Germany started killing them countries all around them followed too) Hope that helped.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Holocaust, also known as Ha-Shoah (Hebrew: השואה), Khurbn (Yiddish: חורבן or Halokaust, האלאקאוסט) or Porajmos (Romani, also Samudaripen), is the name applied to the genocide of minority groups of Europe and North Africa during World War II by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.[1]

    Early elements of the Holocaust include the Kristallnacht pogrom of 8 and 9 November 1938 and the T-4 Euthanasia Program, leading to the later use of killing squads and extermination camps in a massive and centrally organized effort to exterminate every possible member of the populations targeted by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

    The Jews of Europe were the most numerous of the victims of the Holocaust in what the Nazis called the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" (die Endlösung der Judenfrage) or "the cleaning" (die Reinigung). It is commonly stated that approximately six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, though estimates by historians using, among other sources, records from the Nazi regime itself, range from five million to seven million.

    Millions of other minority members also perished in the Holocaust. About 220,000 Sinti and Roma were murdered (some estimates are as high as 800,000) — between a quarter to a half of their European population. Other groups deemed by the Nazis to be "racially inferior" or "undesirable" included Poles (6 million killed, of whom 3 million were Christian, and the rest Jewish), Serbs (estimates vary between 500,000 and 1.2 million killed, mostly by Croat Ustaše), Soviet military prisoners of war and civilians in occupied territories including Russians and other East Slavs, the mentally or physically disabled, homosexuals, Africans, Jehovah's Witnesses, Communists and political dissidents, trade unionists, Freemasons, Eastern Christians, and Catholic and Protestant clergy, were also persecuted and killed.

    Some scholars do not include the Nazi persecution of all of these groups in the definition of the Holocaust, rather limiting the Holocaust to the genocide of the Jews. However, taking into account all minority groups, the total death toll rises considerably; estimates generally place the total number of Holocaust victims at 9 to 11 million, though some estimates have been as high as 26 million.[2]

    Another group, whose deaths are related to the Holocaust but not always counted in the totals, comprise the thousands who committed suicide rather than face what they feared would be untold suffering ending in death. In 2006, the European Union financed a project to research these victims; despite religious prohibitions against suicide, it is estimated that in Berlin alone, 1,600 Jews killed themselves between 1938 and 1945.

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  • 3 years ago

    It is since of the best way the Jews had been slaughtered. Holocaust comes variety the Greek phrase holokaustus, this means that to burn or eat by way of fireplace. Those others slaughters didn't make use of the approach of fireplace as did the Nazis.

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  • 1 decade ago

    jews, gays, disabled, pit into frieght cars like sheep and then sent to work like slaves. Those who couldn't were gassed. And then thier bodies were burned.

    I heard sometimes at Austvich in Poland only over 10,000 people were gassed and burned every day. Such terribile efficecny by the Nazi's.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the holocaust originated in germany by Adolf Hitlet.he and his nazis killed like 11 million people 6 MILLION OF THEM WERE JEWS. hitlers plan was to kill anyone who was NOT white (blue eyed, blonde hair, white skin).even though jewish people are white he killed them because he thought they were evil. Which is not true > NAZIS ARE EVIL MONSTERS!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the leader of the nazis was hitler you should watch diary of anne frank it helps alot to understand that time period and what a cruel man hitler wuz :]

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go in here. You'll have all the answer you'll need.

    http://www.ushmm.org/

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