Progression of Nazi Concentration Camps in WWII
When the Nazi group came to power in 1933 they had groups to organize concentration camps. These groups were the SS, SA, the police, and local civilian authorities. These groups gathered up mainly Jews and put them in camps to do pointless hard labor. Then in 1937 they thought of putting their works to use placing the camps in Mauthausen and Flossenburg. They put them in these places for economic reasons at stone quarries Later in 1942 the SS took full control of the organization and running the camps.
U.S. Involvement in the Holocaust
During the Holocaust Jews tried to immigrate to the U.S. for safety. Even though the U.S. joined World War 2 they limited the opportunity to enter the country due to the great depression through out the 30's. Despite the struggle over half of all immigrants entering the country were Jews. From begging to the end of the holocaust around 200,000 Jews came to the U.S. The U.S. started publishing articles in November of 1942 to the public about the Nazi efforts for the exterminating of the Jewish race. At the start they weren't too graphic of the holocaust but as the war went on more and more details were released
Nazis Coming to Power
The Nazi party began to come to power when the German government system was unstable in the 1930's. They put down the form of the once current government by "rebelling" against it and offered assurance to any non-Jewish German. Along with promising to give the millions of unemployed Germans jobs again and to bring unity once again to Germany. After coming to power the Nazis had to prepare the population for wartime. Instead of saying they were fighting for territorial reasons they called it defending their race. This inspired many people to join the war effort.
Definition of the Holocaust
A state sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933-1945.