I know that when some people mention racism, they think of discrimination, mostly against African American and Caucasians. However, there are other races affected by racism. There was one major event caused by racism. Most of you have heard of the Holocaust.
What was the Holocaust?
The Holocaust was the murder of about six million Jews by German Nazis. The murder included men, women, the elderly, and children.
When was the Holocaust?
The Holocaust took place between 1933 through 1945.
Where was the Holocaust?
The Holocaust was all over Europe, affecting every Jewish resident.
Who did the Holocaust affect?
The Holocaust affected every Jewish resident and the supporters of Jews in Europe.
Why did the Holocaust exist?
The Holocaust happened because Nazis and Adolf Hitler in Germany believed that all their troubles was caused by Jews.
How did the Holocaust happen?
The Holocaust started slowly. Even before the Holocaust, there was centuries of years of Jews being victims of racism.
In Germany, Nazis build ghettos and death camps. Thousands of Jews were imprisoned in there and many died of starvation, and diseases. As soon as the Jews were sent to the camps and ghettos, immediately 16,000 of them were murdered.
In November 1939, Jews were forced to wear yellow stars to indicate who they were. The yellow stars were known as ‘The Star of David.’ The Star of David was a symbol of death for them.
The Holocaust ended at the end of World War II. The Germans were defeated by the Russian and US allies. Few of the living prisoners were actually freed after Hitler died. Today, many Jewish people live with each other, avoiding others. They are still discriminated against by others, because of who they are.
Did you know about the Holocaust before or not? If not, was this surprising information? Do you think it was right for the Nazis and Hitler to blame the Jews for all their country’s problems?
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