The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry and Nazi Germany and its collaborators, between 1933 and 1945.

Controlling the Youth

According to Aldolf Hitler, they took in youth to basically erase their personality and turn them into mini Hitlers. The reason Hitler targeted from ages 10 to 18 for his army because children that are these ages are easier to persuade or control. Some people even say that Hitler's speeches were 'brain-washing'. While Hitler had the kids, they were taught about Jewish People and learned to hate them. They also learned the expectations of being a Nazi Soldier.

The History of the Swastika

Although it may seem like Hitler might have made up or 'invented' the Swastika, it was actually used thousands of years before Hitler had made it the Nazi symbol.  The Swastika means, 'good fortune', or 'well being'. Today the Swastika is a symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. When Hitler decided to adopt the Swastika as the Nazi symbol the whole meaning of it changed. It was a sign to many, of danger and evil, but the meaning of it to others (Germans and Nazis) meant the same as the American Flag does to us (Americans).


Kirstallnacht is an anti-Jewish progrom. Progrom is a Russian word that means," to demolish violently." The word refers to non Jewish people that attacked Jews. They destroyed Jew owned businesses, houses, etc. The outburst was named the Kristallnacht by the Germans.

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