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Holocaust and All Acts of Genocide

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There is no question that the Holocaust is the most horrific yet to be seen in history. It is one of the most important events in recent memory, too. Although it was a horrific occurrence, it was and remains a valuable tool, and is still taught in schools around us today. For starters, the world is not yet beyond the Holocaust, the nation is scarcely dealing with the horrific events that some of its compatriots have perpetrated on others. Some people to this day even belive that the Holocaust never happened, even after all the testimonies and court trials. Since 2001 there has been roughly eleven court trials in germany regaurding the Holocaust.

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The Holocaust, also known as Shoah, was a huge raide by the Nazis from 1933 to 1945. The Holocaust was perhaps the most hated event to occur in history. It was the first mass genocid and left millions injured and dead. According to resource six million Jews and millions of others, targeted for racial, political, ideological and behavioral reasons, died in the Holocaust.

Leader of the Nazis was a man that went by the name of Adolf Hitler. Adolf grew up in a small little suburb in Linz, the capital of upper australia. His rise to power started in 1920. He was entrusted with the propaganda of the party and left the army to devote himself to the improvement of his position within the party which was renamed the National Socialist Deutsche Arbeiterpartei in that year. The culmination of this rapid growth of the Nazi Party in Bavaria came in an attempt to seize power in the November 1923, as Hitler and General Erich Ludendorff tried to exploit the existing chaos and resistance to the Weimar Republic to compel the representatives of the Bavarian parliament and the general of the local army to declare a national revolution. Hitler's theories involved disparity between races, nations and individuals as part of an eternal natural order that revered the 'Aryan race' as the artistic aspect of mankind. Adolf passed away on April 30, 1945. Sources say he and his wife both consumed a cyanide capsule, then for good measure shot themselves in the back of the head with his service pistol.

The European Jews were targeted more then any other religion during the holocaust. Other people such as bystanders, homosexuals, and soviet prisoners were also killed. In total about 11 million people were killed in the Holocaust. About six million jews were killed, and up to three million were kids. The range of kids existed from 11-15. The Nazis would raide towns in Germany and take them to concentration camps. There they would sort everyone into groups. Adolf´s favorite people were twins, he even hired a Dr. to be with him at all times. He did this to figure out how twins breaded, so he could correctly breed them and start a bigger army.

It culminated in the building of extermination camps/government facilities whose whole purpose was the systematic killing and disposal of massive numbers of people. Systematic mass murder in stationary gas chambers began at Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka in 1942, all in Poland. These gas chambers used diesel-generated carbon monoxide gas. As victims had been 'unloaded' from cattle cars, they were told to be disinfected in 'showers.' The Nazis actively pursued more effective means of genocide. They conducted experiments with Zyklon B (previously used for fumigation) at the Auschwitz ghetto in Poland, gassing about 600 Soviet prisoners of war and 250 sick inmates in September 1941.

In closing, both the Holocaust and all acts of genocide have been a horrific event that the world needs to come to terms with. They can and will happen again, until we come to terms with these events. Today's students are the ones who can make a difference, and if we as students can say, 'No this is wrong,' then we'll be well on our way to preventing future hate instances. 

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