ahh, whats the holocaust?

ive been given a short task to do, about the holocaust, and tbh i have no idea what the holocaust is !!

i have to write a short text to a surviour of the holocaust explaining my feelings and what it was like, and explain the 3stages, i dont even know what the 3stages are?

can you help me please?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Holocaust also known as haShoah (Hebrew: השואה), Churben (Yiddish: חורבן) is the term generally used to describe the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II, as part of a program of deliberate extermination planned and executed by Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler.

    Other groups were also persecuted and killed, including the Romani, Soviet civilians, Soviet prisoners of war, ethnic Poles, the disabled, homosexual men and political and religious opponents.

    Most scholars, however, define the Holocaust as a genocide of European Jewry alone, or what the Nazis called the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question." The total number of victims of Nazi genocidal policies, including the handicapped and Romani, Poles and Soviet POW is generally agreed to be between 9 and 11 million.

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  • Ryan S
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The Holocaust is actually an historical event, not geographical. This was an event during WW2 from 1933 to 1944. During this period, the Nazi army rounded most of the Jewish people and placed them in Concentration Camps. During this period, nearly 6 millions Jews were killed by the Nazi army.

    There were 3 stages, and they are as follows:

    1) The Nazi army removed the Jews from their homes

    2) The Nazis placed the Jews in Concentration Camps (kind of like overcrowded jails)

    3) The Nazi's killed the Jews by either gassing them, torturing them, shooting or even burning them.

  • 1 decade ago

    During the 30s-early 40s, millions of Jews were rounded up and put into work camps and eventually killed by Nazi Germany. Germany had invaded many of the countries (Poland, Netherlands, etc) and come into their homes. "Number the Stars" is a good book for a crash coarse on what it was like (it's for 5th or 6th graders). I read one time that in the camps they were rationed about 200 calories a day, which explains the ribcages showing.

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