Inside the Holocaust

The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. This event took place between 1933 and 1945. Adolf Hilter was the leader of the whole operation. The Nazi soldiers were his army against the Jews.

Antisemitism and Targets

Antisemitism means prejudice or hostility towards jews. The entire event of the Holocaust was an act of antisemitism. Although the jews were not the only ones being targeted during the Holocaust. The Jews, the Poles and the Gypsies were all victims of this tragic event.

Concentration Camps

Concentration camps were formed to help easily execute the Jews. The first one was in Dachau, Germany in 1933. In concentration camps people would be split up from their families into groups. Then their heads would be shaved, to be checked for lice, and they were stripped of their clothes, then they were put into acid showers, un-knowingly. They're were many other ways that the Jews were annihilated in the concentration camps.

America gets Involved

America had strong feelings of anti-semitism. Which means America was complicit with what was happening to the Jews. We did not do much to help the Jews. That is not to say that no one cared but very few did. Our main point of action was to send over The American Red Cross, as many other countries did, to check the well being of the Jews.

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