The Holocaust

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The Holocaust

  1. 1. Introduction  Definition of the word “Holocaust” Literally defined as “Completely burnt sacrifice to God”. Mass murder of the 6 million of Jews and other “undesirables”.
  2. 2. The victims   Jews  Homosexuals  Gypsies  The disabled  Jehovah’s witnesses
  3. 3. “Once I really am in power, my first and foremost task will be the annihilation of the Jews, until all Germany has been completely cleansed of Jews.” -Adolf Hitler, 1922
  4. 4. The Aryan race   Master race in Hitler’s view.  Race which would dominate a continent. Aryans AngloSaxons Nordics Germanics
  5. 5. Night of broken glass  November 9, 1938  Violence against the Jews broke out across the Reich  Destruction of about 7000 Jewish businesses  30 000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps
  6. 6. Wannsee conference  On January 20, 1942, the villa was the site of the Wannsee Conference, at which the decision to proceed with the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" was announced. Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA)
  7. 7. Concentration & Death camps
  8. 8. Life conditions hard labor.  Prisoners were forced to do  They were starved to death.  Had no control on their own lives.  Forced to obey the Nazis.  Many of them died as a result of maltreatment.
  9. 9. Auschwitz   Largest death camp during The Holocaust  Prisoners were forced to give up all belongings  Children were killed upon arrival  An estimated 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 people were exterminated at the camp
  10. 10. Arbeit Macht Frei 
  11. 11. Gas chamber  Walls stained blue because of the gas used
  12. 12. Cremation Oven Room at Auschwitz
  13. 13. Number of deaths 

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