Who Was Responsible For The Holocaust Essay

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The Holocaust was the method and routine of subjugate and murder of six million Jewish people by the Nazi Government and its collaborators. It took place in Germany from 1933-1945. There was a total number of 6 million Jewish people who were killed and other groups such as Gypsies, Poles, Slaves, and Blacks. Some others that were killed were homosexuals, disabled, elderly, communists, and jehovah's witnesses. As a total there were 10 million people killed. HItler and the Nazis had the power in the holocaust. They got the power while the country was going through a lot of economical problems . It was used to tell jews what they can and cannot do. The holocaust happened because of all the history that the two had between each other. The members …show more content…
For example in Document #3 by Rudolf Hoess it talks about he really never hated Jewish people but he had to do his job, he had to follow orders. He had to do what he was told so he did carry on with his orders. but by him being the commander of Auschwitz then obviously it was his duty to kill. He wrote this for people interested in Auschwitz to explain about how it was his duty to kill. Germans were responsible for the holocaust because it was all up to a member of the Nazis organization that told germans to kill and they killed because it was an order. The commander killed a huge number of people also. This support my argument because even if germans knew that killing jews were wrong they would not do one thing about it because it was an order which means follow it. Another example is Document #6 by an unknown writer from the University of Michigan which talked about how the Hitler Youth were very important to Hitler during the Holocaust. It also talked about how outside of school this group was the only group that they could be in. The Nazi organization taught the youth nothing but to

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