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The holocaust fact sheet

  1. 1. Name: __________________________________ Mrs. Winfield-Corbett Date: ___________________________________ Social Studies The Holocaust Fact Sheet 1. The Holocaust was the attempt by the Germans to get rid of all “inferior races” 2. Approximately 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust 3. Hitler came to power in 1933- Holocaust continued until 1945 4. Heinrich Himmler was the second most powerful Nazi behind Hitler 5. Oskar Schindler- worked to help the Jewish people 6. There were about 5 million non-Jewish victims 7. When WWII started Jewish people were forced to wear a yellow Star of David with the word „Jude‟ written on it so that Nazi‟s and other could identify them as Jewish 8. During the Holocaust, Nazi Germany became a genocide state, a government dedicated to the annihilation of the Jews. Every arm of the government played a role. Parish churches provided the birth records of the Jews. The Finance Ministry took Jewish wealth and property. Universities researched more efficient ways to murder. And government transportation bureaus paid for the trains that carried the Jews to their death 9. 10. The first victims of the Holocaust were people with disabilities Hitler introduced the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, which made it illegal for Germans to marry or have sex with Jews. It also deprived Jews of their German citizenship and most of their civil rights 11. VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) May 7th & May 8th 1945 – End of WWII and Nazi Germany 12. There were different kinds of camps- Ghettos, Concentration camps, forced labor camps, extermination camps 13. 1.5 million children were killed during the Holocaust 14. “The Final Solution” The Nazi‟s plan to exterminate the Jewish people during WWII 15. The word “Holocaust” is from the Greek holo “whole” + kaustos “burnt.” It refers to an animal sacrifice in which the entire animal is burned. It is also known as the Shoah, which is Hebrew for “destruction.” The terms “Shoah” and “Final Solution” always refer to the Nazi extermination of the Jews and “the Holocaust” refers to the overall genocide caused by the Nazis, while the general term “holocaust” can refer to the mass killing of any group by any government.

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