The Holocaust was a state sponsored, systematic persecution & annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945.
The Holocaust was something unforgettable time in history. Not only were Jewish people slaughtered, but also disabled people, Gypsies, Poles, Homosexuals, Jehovah's witnesses, Soviet prisoners, and political dissidents. Its not fair to those who lost their lives, but they will live forever in our memory.
Children were very vulnerable during the Holocaust. Hitler took control of all school systems for German children. He named all of the teachers "Politically unreliable." Devotion to him was a key component of "Hitler Youth" training.
Jewish children in hiding were also vulnerable to be killed. They were the easiest to catch and the easiest to find. While the adults were able to put up a fight, some of the time, the children, however, were not able to do so.
Holocaust deniers want to debate the very existence of the Holocaust as a historical event. The Germans destroyed most documentation that did exist before the end of the war, making sure that there was no proof of the Holocaust. The only true evidence we have that it happened, is the stories of those who lived it, and the writings of those who died, such an Anne Frank.
One of the survivors of the Holocaust was Leo Schneiderman. He explained what had happened to him during the time, and how he was put into the Gross-Rosen camp system for forced labor. His trip there was awful. He described the lack of air, and the blazing heat, and the crying of a young teenage girl who had to go to the bathroom in front of everyone in the car. He, being one of the young people, was told to climb and look outside to see where they were going. He saw signs, but also saw things he would never tell the others.