The Extermination of the Jews


In World War I Germany thought they were going to win the war, but they
didn\'t. Germany didn\'t have the right military support and weapons to win. After
the war Hitler was mad because Germany didn\'t win the war and he blamed it on
the Jews. Hitler then decided he would try to take control of Germany by getting
the support from all the Germans so he could exterminate all the Jews and anyone
that disagreed with his ideas. After a while Hitler got the support from many
Germans on his ideas and then began to rise in power just like he wanted. He
then started by making a group called the Nazis. The Nazis exterminated
thousands of Jews and burned down their homes and businesses. Hitler then began
to kill off more Jews by sending them to death camps, also known as
concentration camps, where they would be sent to die.
The concentration camps were terrible places to be. They had filthy
conditions and many of the Jews were forced to starve and die. Others were sent
to gas chambers that first had carbon monoxide and then were changed to hydrogen
cyanide, a better and more efficient way to kill off the Jews Hitler thought.
The Nazis and SS, another Anti-Jew German group, referred to killing Jews and
exterminating their race and making Germany a dominate race of just Germans the
"special treatment" and the answer to the "Jewish Question."
After about a year or two 1.4 million Jews were killed by the Nazis or
in death camps. Hitler\'s ideas also spread across Eastern Europe. Germany\'s army
spread into the Soviet Union and the Netherlands. More Jews were killed there.
During the whole time period of the Holocaust as many as 5.8 million Jews died.
Just because the fact they were Jewish.

Category: Social Issues