Essay about The History of the Holocaust

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Adolf Hitler said “I believe that I am acting in the accordance with the will of the all Mighty Creator, by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the lord.” This is how he rationalized his malicious acts against the Jewish people in Germany. A horrendous act that would later become known as the Holocaust.

The first act toward the holocaust was on January 30th, 1933, when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. Paul Von Hindenberg, the current president of Germany, did his best to keep Hitler out of office, but in the end it wasn’t enough. At that time the Jewish population in Germany was approximately 566,000 people. From that point on things only went down hill for the Jews in Germany. Just a few months
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On February 12th, 1940 Hitler ordered the immediate deportation of all the German Jews into Poland, but when Poland refused to allow them entrance they were taken to the Stutthof camp on the outskirts of Poland. In June of the same year the Auschwitz concentration camp was opened. This particular camp would become the largest and one of the most famous during the Holocaust, where Jewish author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was liberated. Then in September 1940 Germany began dropping bombs on London, England. This strategic set of bombings called the Blitz targeted England’s factories, docks, and heavily populated areas. Not long after that Great Britain declared war on Germany.

In the following year on April 6th Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece. That same month special units of the German SS Einsategruppen began the systematic murder of the Jews in Eastern Europe, mostly by gunfire. All of that changed in September of 1941 when the guards at the Auschwitz camp began performing gassing experiments on the Jewish prisoners. These experiments added a new aspect and fear for the Jews in the camps. Up until now the United States had been doing everything in its power to stay out of the war, but on December 7th, 1941 Japan launched a surprise aerial attack a US military base on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii. In retaliation President Roosevelt requested emergency control over the US military

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