The role Nazis played in the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was a unique event in 20th century history. It evolved slowly between 1933 and 1945. It began with discrimination; then the Jews were separated from their communities and persecuted; and finally they were treated as less than human beings and murdered. During the Second World War the Nazis sought to murder the entire Jewish population of Europe and to destroy its culture. In 1941 there were about 11 million Jews living in Europe; by May 1945 the Nazis had murdered six million of them. Even though the German people followed through with these acts not all Germans were ok with it, they followed a very influential leader; a leader who established the Nazi party and he believed that the mass elimination of the Jewish culture was the only way to fix Germany. Before there was the Nazi party or wars there was just a young man named Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was the founder and leader of the Nazi Party and the most influential voice in the organization, achievement and execution of the Holocaust through the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler was one of six children, two sisters and three brothers. All of Hitler’s brothers died at a very young age. Hitler had a hard time growing up in an unstable home with an abusive alcoholic father. After one severe beating he left his own son “Hitler” to die. After his parents deaths Hitler joined the German army and fought in the First World War. During his service Hitler was awarded the Iron Cross for bravery and the Wound Badge. After World War One was over in 1919 Hitler left the Army and joined the German Workers’ Party and began speaking on the unfairness of treaties made. Hitler rose to the top of the German Workers’ Party and then ended up with the new name of National Socialist German Workers’ Party; which lead to the Nazi name being born in 1921. During 1933 Germany was in a depression and held an election for...
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