The Holocaust

Taylor and Anna, 1st Period

The Holocaust was the attempt by the Germans to get rid of all “inferior races”

Heinrich Himmler was the second most powerful Nazi behind Hitler
The first victims of the Holocaust were people with disabilities

5,000 Jewish communities were wiped out during the Holocaust
VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) May 7th & May 8th 1945 – End of WWII and Nazi Germany
1.5 million children were killed during the Holocaust
There are some people who don’t believe that the Holocaust existed
The Danish ferried 7,800 Jews to safety in Sweden when Germans invaded- at the end of the war 99% of Denmark’s Jews were still alive
“Holocaust” is derived from the Greek words “completely burnt”

Jewish people were the scapegoat for the collapse of Germany after WWI
Prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp were given tattoos with a number so that they could be identified
When the Nazis decided to kill the remaining Jews in a ghetto, they would "liquidate" a ghetto by boarding the last Jews in the ghetto on trains.
The Nazis used the term "the Final Solution" to refer to their plan to murder the Jewish people.
At a number of Nazi concentration camps, Nazi doctors conducted medical experiments on prisoners against their will.

Auschwitz was the largest concentration and extermination camp built. It is estimated that 1.1 million people were killed at Auschwitz.

To get them to cooperate, the Nazis told the Jews they were being transported to another place for labor.
The term "Nazi" is an acronym for "Nationalsozialistishe Deutsche Arbeiterpartei" ("National Socialist German Worker's Party").
The term "Holocaust," originally from the Greek word "holokauston" which means "sacrifice by fire," refers to the Nazi's
The largest ghetto was in Warsaw, with its highest population reaching 445,000 in March 1941.
To get them to cooperate, the Nazis told the Jews they were being transported to another place for labor.
When the Nazis decided to kill the remaining Jews in a ghetto, they would "liquidate" a ghetto by boarding the last Jews in the ghetto on trains.
There were close to eleven million deaths during the Holocaust.
To get the Jewish people to cooperate with the Nazis they said that they were being transported for different labor.
More than 500,000 people visit the concentration camp called Auschwitz every year.
One of the first concentration camps was known as Dachau.

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