Holocaust: Destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war.
Who they trageted
The Nazis targeted all types of people. These people included Jews, Gypsy, Homosexual, Physical and Mentally disabled people, Jehovah witnesses and poles that apposed them.It really blows my mind how much depth that they went into to find the people. They tried to find every single one of these people and make them suffer for just being a different race or ethnic group.
Why they were targeted
Some people think it was because Hitlers hatred for the Jews but most people think that it was because The Aryans thought they were the best and strongest race. And to the Nazis they Jews were an inferior race.
The Jews were ether killed or relocated. For the lucky ones they were put in ghettos were they lived in harsh conditions and with limited necessities. One of the biggest ghettos was the Warsaw ghetto where they they forced nearly 400,000 Jews into an area of about 1.3 square miles.