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The Holocaust

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The Difficult and Misfortunate Lives of the Holocaust
The Holocaust was one of the most horrible and dreaded events in history. Millions of Jews were killed, leaving many families devastated and hopeless. With the goal of racial purity, Adolf Hitler- along with many other Germans believed the Jews caused the defeat of their country, and led the Nazis to the elimination of Jews. For this reason, “Even in the early 21st century, the legacy of the Holocaust endures…as many as 12,000 Jews were killed every day” (The Holocaust). Later, Hitler organized concentration camps, where mass transports of Jews from ghettoes were brought and typically killed also. However, the fortunate Jews that were not killed still had many restrictions on their rights and freedom, compared to the followers of Hitler. Some of which were that “Jews are prohibited from all legal practices… Law requires Jewish passports to be stamped with a large red ‘J’…Law for compulsory Aryanization of all Jewish businesses,” etc. (The History Place: Holocaust Timeline). Many Jews suffered and never came out of concentration camps alive; the harsh conditions of the Holocaust harmed countless numbers of Jews and their families. “The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazis during World War 2 … By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed. 1.5 million children were murdered” (Bülow). Therefore, Jews were treated very unfairly and brutally by Germans during the Holocaust. They had their rights taken away, they were required to obey all words of Hitler- who threatened them with the loss of their lives, and Jews had no word against the propaganda Hitler set up all over the country. Works Cited

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