The Nazi Holocaust. Extermination of the Jews. The Holocaust. Holocaust is is a Greek word that means “sacrifice by fire” The Holocaust began in 1933 when Hitler and his Nazi party ruled Germany. It ended in 1945 when Germany lost World War II.
Extermination of the Jews
So how did this all happen?After losing World War I, Germany had to pay a lot of money in damages and the Germans experienced terrible poverty.Unemployment in Germany 1928-1933
From an anti-Semitic children's book. The sign reads "Jews are not wanted here"
Jewish children humiliated in the classroom.
Inmates at a concentration camp wearing identifying badges
The final destination for those who could not work, the gas chamber. This is the gas chamber at Flossenburg.