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The Holocaust

The Holocaust
The Holocaust (from the Greek ὁλόκαυστος holókaustos: hólos, "whole" and kaustós, "burnt")[2] also known as Shoah (Hebrew: השואה, HaShoah, "the catastrophe"; Yiddish: חורבן, Churben or Hurban, from the Hebrew for "destruction"), was the mass murder or genocide of approximately six million Jews during World War II, a programme of systematic state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, throughout the German Reich and German-occupied territories.[3] Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds were killed.[4] Over one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men.[5] A network of over 40,000 facilities in Germany and German-occupied territory were used to concentrate, hold, and kill Jews and other victims.[6] The persecution and genocide were carried out in stages. Etymology and use of the term Distinctive features Origins

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1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date. An accurate assessment of the damage caused has so far been impossible due to a huge cloud of impenetrable dust covering the target. Hiroshima is one of the chief supply depots for the Japanese army.

Zyklon B Empty poison gas canisters, found by the Allies at the end of World War II Zyklon B (German pronunciation: [tsykloːn ˈbeː]; also spelled Cyclon B or Cyclone B) was the trade name of a cyanide-based pesticide invented in the early 1920s. The product was infamous for its use by Nazi Germany to murder an estimated 1.2 million people, including approximately 960,000 Jews, in gas chambers of extermination camps during the Holocaust.[1] This number represents a portion of the estimated 11 million people, 5.5 to 6 million of them Jews, killed by the Nazi regime. One of the co-inventors of Zyklon B, the chemist and businessman Bruno Tesch, was executed by the British in 1946 for his role in the Holocaust.

Anne Frank Annelies "Anne" Marie Frank (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑnəˈlis ˈɑnə maˈri frɑŋk], German pronunciation: [anəliːs ˈanə maˈʁiː fʁaŋk], pronunciation ; 12 June 1929 – early March 1945) is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films.

Nazi Germany Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are common names for Germany during the period from 1933 to 1945, when its government was controlled by Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), commonly known as the Nazi Party. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a fascist totalitarian state which controlled nearly all aspects of life. Nazi Germany ceased to exist after the Allied Forces defeated Germany in May 1945, thus ending World War II in Europe. After Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by the President of the Weimar Republic Paul von Hindenburg on 30 January 1933, the Nazi Party began to eliminate all political opposition and consolidate their power.

Euthanasia Euthanasia (from Greek: εὐθανασία; "good death": εὖ, eu; "well" or "good" – θάνατος, thanatos; "death") refers to the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. Euthanasia is categorized in different ways, which include voluntary, non-voluntary, or involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is legal in some countries and U.S. states. Non-voluntary euthanasia is illegal in all countries. Involuntary euthanasia is usually considered murder.[3] As of 2006, euthanasia is the most active area of research in contemporary bioethics.[4] Definition

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Nazi concentration camps Nazi Germany maintained concentration camps (German: Konzentrationslager, or KZ) throughout the territories it controlled. The term was borrowed from the British concentration camps of the Second Anglo-Boer War. The first Nazi concentration camps were erected in Germany in March 1933 immediately after Hitler became Chancellor and his NSDAP was given control over the police through Reich Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick and Prussian Acting Interior Minister Hermann Göring. Used to hold and torture political opponents and union organizers, the camps initially held around 45,000 prisoners. Heinrich Himmler's SS took full control of the police and concentration camps throughout Germany in 1934–35. 1936 Summer Olympics This article is about the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. For the planned 1936 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, see People's Olympiad. The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain, on 26 April 1931, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona (two years before the Nazis came to power). It marked the second and final time that the International Olympic Committee would gather to vote in a city which was bidding to host those Games.

During the second World War, there was a horrible event that swept Europe off its feet. Today, this tragic incident is known as The Holocaust. Throughtout this occurence, the jewish europeans were brought to concentration camps, because Hitler wanted a perfect society. The desirable traits were people with blond hair and blue eyes. Work was forced upon the Jews or else, they were punished. This is similar to Sweetgrass Baskets, because the Aboriginal students attending Residential School were taught how to be industurious citizens, but if they disobeyed, they were also punished. by sofiapetsalis Oct 28

The genocide of six million Jews that occured during the Jewish Holocaust can be related to the horrifiying death of Mathilda. In the concentration camps, the jewish people were forced do common work before being masacared. On the other hand, Mathilda was forced to do work in the school for aboriginal kids and adolescents. The stress that the school placed on her shoulders resulted in her death. Most Jews were either killed by the workload or executed shortly after. by mateidima Oct 7

I find this link links well with Sweetgrass baskets. The Americans are trying to unify the aboringinals by making them go to residential schools. In the link, Hitler wanted a pure race of people of blue eyed/blond hair not jewish or handicap people. He sent the rest to concentration camps to kill them to create his pure race. This leaded off to a World war named "World War 2". -Shayne Ward 308 by shaynuswardus Oct 7

This has some very solid and useful information to help you understand the Holocaust better. by mbambi Jan 21

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