what was the holocaust?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Holocaust was a horrific exercise in what happens when people put all faith in their government and never ever question it even when deep down they know it is wrong. It was a magnificent campaign on the part of Hitler and Goebbels in conditioning and group think. They systematically manipulated through rhetoric and country loyalty the idea that a superior race must emerge from Germany to control the world. Hitler and his Nazi government exterminated millions of gypsies, Jews, Russians, polish and mentally disabled adults to fulfill his goal. He blamed these people for the economic downturn of Germany and tried to rid the world of them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This was a systematic approach called the "final solution" for the Nazis during WWII Germany to kill Jews. During the Holocaust at least 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis-specifically Hitler. Much of the world denied this including the United States which even though our President had some knowledge early in the war, he FDR did not tell the American public at the early inception of the Holocaust. The United States has a Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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  • The holocaust happened during World War II when Hitler exterminated over 6 million Jews and had them put in concentration camps. He wanted to create the perfect Aryan nation of blonde, blue eyed German's. Hitler was also a Jew.

    You can find any number of books in the library about the holocaust and probably can even go online @ Holocaust.com. I didn't live then of course but I've read numerous books about Jews who lived and survived and it wasn't pretty.

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  • bwlobo
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    1 decade ago

    The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.

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

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  • 1 decade ago

    There have been so many, which one in particular? There were the Jews in WWII that were being rounded up and systematically murdered with the whole idea of making them extinct. It was concentration camps, slave camps if you were lucky or gas filled showers where you would die from the poison. It was starvation,disease and a very slow death to millions of Jews, Gypsies, handicapped people, some Christians who rebelled against Hitler, etc. It was called the final solution by Hitler to his "Jewish" problem, which was his target group to hate and blame the failure of WWI on.

    These few words are not enough to describe the pure evil that people were put through.

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  • bubba
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    1 decade ago

    The systematic extermination of the Jewish people by Adolf Hitler.

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  • David
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    1 decade ago

    Alternately referred to as the Shoah: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoah

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  • 1 decade ago

    Your kidding right? The persecution of Jews! Where have you been!

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