How World War 2 BeganIn 1919, The Treaty of Versailles was signed when theGermans were defeated in World War 1. Germany could nothave an army. They also had to pay 30 billion dollars to thecountries that defeated them.
How World War 2 BeganS To pay the huge debt, Germany printed more money. That caused inflation and made German money so worthless that Germans would hang it on their wall.
How World War 2 BeganS The Germans turned to Adolf Hitler. He was the leader of the Nazis. Soon Adolf Hitler was the dictator of Germany. He started to build an army illegally. Soon he conquered weaker states. Italy and Japan joined Adolf Hitler and they were known as the Axis Powers.
How World War 2 BeganJapan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Thenext day America got involved in the war. Germany andJapan declared war on America three days later.
The War ContinuesWar World 2 was a great war—not a happy war, it was a bigwar. Lots of countries were involved . About 60 millionpeople died.
The War ContinuesS Then Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party started the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the murder of about 6 million Jews. First the Jews were kicked out of their home and forced to live in terrible houses that were controlled by the Nazi party that were called ghettos. Then they were sent to concentration camps. Concentration camps were places of death. In these camps the Nazis worked people to death, shot them, or killed them with poisonous gases.
The War ContinuesS The Nazi party also captured and killed other people like Gypsies, Catholics, black people, homeless people and the mentally disabled.
The War ContinuesS The Germans wanted to make the atomic bomb. With the help of a secret project called the Manhattan Project, America created the atomic bomb first. The atomic bomb was so powerful that when America tested it on a tower only a few wires were left. They looked like they could disintegrate with the touch of a feather.
Germany Surrenders!S In 1945 Germany was defeated. Adolf Hitler committed suicide so he wouldn’t be captured and beaten to death
The War Ends!S . On August 6th 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. It caused more destruction to Hiroshima than it did to the tower they tested the bomb on. It was so powerful that you couldn’t tell whether it was a junkyard or a place where hobos lived. The atomic bomb hurt people so badly that some of their skin was gone--even worse 60,000 people died. After a second bomb, Fat Man, was dropped the Japanese surrendered. The war was over.
What I LearnedS I learned that there might be a reason for something bad, like if someone is filled with rage maybe the rage didn’t come from them, and it came from someone else. I learned to accept everybody no matter what. I also learned those who don’t study history are bound to repeat it and those who do are not bound to repeat it.