The holocaust was the murder of 6 million Jews and millions of others by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Mass killings began in June of 1941with the shootings of Jewish capitalizations during the German invasion of the Soviet Union. At the end of 1941, the Germans began deporting Jews to extermination camps in Poland. By May 1945, about two out of every three Jews in Europe had been murdered. It was ran by Adolf Hitler.
The Olympic Games are held in Germany; signs barring Jews are removed until the event is over.
In 1938, German troops annexed Austria.
On Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” Nazis terrorize Jews throughout Germany and Austria- 30,000 Jews are arrested and 91 killed. Thousands of shops and businesses were looted and synagogues were set of fire.
All Jewish children are expelled from schools in Germany and Austria.
Is famous for trying to save the Franks in her home during the holocaust.
She was a former employee of Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank. She and her husband kept his business going during their “disappearence” and supplied their needs. Giep is credited with preserving Anne Frank’s diary for her father after his return.