PoLo.. asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

What was the Holocaust?

Well, i do know what the Holocaust was but i need more detailed information on the Holocaust please.. =)

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  • 9 years ago
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    The Holocaust was one of the devastating events in history. It was when Hitler Adolf killed 6 million Jewish people men women and children. He wanted all the people to be one race to be a dominate race with blonde hair and blue eyes. They had many punishment they gave them. Some were concentration camps where the would make the work and starve them. Shoot them if they didn't listen, hang them, electrocute them, make them starve, work to death and many more cruel things. They were only given 10 minutes to pack all their important belongings with them. The men, women, and children were all separated. They were to all shave their heads and whatever the jews lost the Germans used. They were sent in trains that the Jews had to squeeze into with almost 100 people in one. Many Jews died of lack of oxygen, starvation, thirst, and or disease. Sometimes when they were at camps they would be burned to death in an oven or by gases in the showers. Many survivors who visit the Holocaust Museum cant even pass the beginning because it brings back memories. Try to learn more about it so you can realize it was the most terrifying thing.

    Source(s): "Night" by Elie Wiesel "The boy in the striped pajamas" "The Diary of Anne Frank" "The Pianist"
  • 9 years ago

    The events that led up to the Cold War were quite simply all the events of WW2. The Russians started WW2 fighting on the side of the Germans and supplying them with grain, oil and munitions. This situation continued until June 1941 when Germany suddenly attacked Russia. This was six months before America joined the war so they were technically never enemies but the US had tacitly supported Britain from the very start so they were effectively undeclared enemies.

    The 45 year long Cold War started immediately after WW2 and ended about 1990 with the break up of the Soviet Union. It was a period of mutual distrust between the Soviet Union and its Chinese fellow communists and the free west.

    When the Americans dropped atomic bombs on Japan, they inadvertently started it. The awesome power of atomic weapons scared Stalin and that started off the biggest arms race in history. The Korean and Vietnam wars were part of it where basically China supported the north and the US supported the south in each case.

    There were many unarmed conflicts too such as the Cuban Missiles crisis and incidents of overflying each others territory - notably the U2 American spy plane shot down over Russia. Each side provoked the other with major military exercises close to the other's border.

    A major incident was Russia's build up of a buffer zone of East European countries as a potential battleground before western forces could reach Russia. The west responded by creating NATO which was a ring of countries bordering the Soviets and providing a similar buffer zone but also a wide front where British and Americans could land men and supplies without a D_Day style invasion.

    It was a constant war of nerves which was won by the west when the Soviet Union broke up.

    Only the threat of nuclear weapons prevented the Cold War from turning hot - because each side had enough weapons and delivery systems to wipe out the other, several times over. The lessons of the awesome power of these weapons, and their effect on Japan, had been learned well.

    The main feature of the Cold War was tension and this was reflected in media reports every day, right across the world. Everybody lived with the knowledge that nuclear war was always possible but people still got on with their lives.

  • 3 years ago

    It is on the grounds that of the way in which the Jews had been slaughtered. Holocaust comes kind the Greek phrase holokaustus, this means that to burn or eat via hearth. Those others slaughters didn't make use of the way of fireside as did the Nazis.

  • 9 years ago

    The suffering of the Jewish people during World War 2, also known as The Holocaust, is a major, worldwide Jewish fundraising institution and a billion dollar industry.

    The Holocaust is also used as modern wartime propaganda whenever Israel (and by extension, world Jewry) feels threatened, ie., "Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Israel should be wiped off the map, therefore he wants to kill all the Jews, therefore the US should go bomb them and steal their natural resources."

    People refer to the Holocaust as a systematic destruction of European Jews, but much of what we know as the Holocaust is greatly debated.

    In some countries, if you research what happened to the Jews in World War 2 and publish any findings that contradict the official Jewish history known as the Holocaust, ie. six million Jews died in gas chambers, you will most likely be arrested and sentenced to prison. So much for freedom of speech in much of Europe.

    A simple test to understand how little the public knows about the Holocaust is this: go out in the street and ask ANYONE, how many Jews died and they will immediately be able to answer "6 million" without thinking.

    If you ask how many Americans died during World War 2, they will look at you with a blank stare.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Here's a helpful link.


  • 9 years ago

    I'm a holocaust survivor. I spent my formative years in one of Mr. Hitlers "resorts". Please feel free to ask me anything you want to know about the holocaust. thelarge17@yahoo.com

  • Kevin7
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    It was the genocide of 6 million Jews and millions of others including disabled people, Roma(Gypsy) people,Homosexual people , Slavic people, Black people and other groups.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Jews are rich but money cannot buy Israel. Jews are good assassins, but assassinations cannot give them Israel. Jews have led most revolutions across the modern world, but revolutions and toppling off of Kings in other countries cannot give them Israel. Final solution, which alone can give them Israel and simultaneously fulfill their desire for world domination are;

    a) Immense Public sympathy in their favor which Jews generated in the form of 20 times exaggeration of German Holocaust though it was Hitler himself who favored creation of Israel and immigration of Jews to Palestine and also offered them free transportation. However Rabbi Abba Hillal Silver of Cleveland and Rabbi Stephen wise of New York assailed the decision on the ground that it will make Jews a pauperized salesmen of German made goods (see New York Times Dt January 15, 1939).

    b) A weapon of massive destruction which at one throw can immediately capitulate them to world center stage and which will, not only make them militarily dominate the world, but would substantially enhance their claim over possession of Israel, and thus enable them to rebuild their destroyed first Temple.

    The third and final stage of Holocaust by Jews began with the quest for development of Holocaust weapon i.e. atomic bombs to fulfill three thousand year old Jewish desire since the days of King David for world domination and for repossession of Israel.

    Thus Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, Alexander Sachs, financier Bernard Baruch, Julius Robert Oppenheimer, Lipman Siew @ William Leonard Laurence, all Jews devoted themselves to military dominance over the world by their research, production and actual use of atomic bombs on huge civilian population by burning alive estimated 10 million babies, children, girls, women and old men - all civilians when it dropped atomic bombs on two major cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August 1945.

    The population of Japan in 1930s was 130 million half of them in cities and half in villages. There were 13 cities and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were in top half. Thus assuming Tokyo had 20 million and smallest city had only one million, the average population of top half cities was still approx 10 million each. Further assuming that only half of population was burnt alive that still leaves us with casualty figures of those who may have been burnt alive at 5 million each totaling 10 million. Since allies had done it and immediately occupied Japan thereafter and continue to do so till date, they have reduced casualty figures by 20 times. It’s just like saying that city of Los Angeles, Chicago or California have population of one/two hundred thousand only.

    In a book aptly named “Temple” author Matthew Reilly says that Jews are now developing a weapon which can blast a whole continent.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Well, this guy named Hitler hated jews. because no one would listen to him, he took matters into his own hands. winnign elections, warping the minds of the people saying he will give them redemption, and they will be the superior race, he did was people have been trying to do since Jesus' time.

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