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People Involved:Perpetrators: Nazi Party led by Aldolf Hitler SS, SA (storm troops) and the Gestapo (Secret police) Axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) Allies (France, Poland, England, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa). Victims: Jews, political opponents, gypsies, disabled people, communistis, socialists, Jehovah’s Witness and homosexuals

The Holocaust

Hitler, soldiers and the swastika

This is the Coat of Arms!

~genocide of approximately six million Jews in Europe during World War II,~ state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, ~2/3 of the 9 million Jews living in Europe were killed~Over 40,000 structures were used to concentrate, hold, and kill Jews and other victims.

Causes: history and culture of anti-Semitism: Volkisch movement: Idea became widely accepted After WW1 Germany = economic crisis and humiliated. Hitler promised new jobs & a better life The Nazis were elected into powerHitler introduced the Nuremberg Laws and instituted the “Final Solution”

Fast Facts:

Map of German dominated Europe: 1945

Effects: Death Toll: about six million JewsAverage Death Toll estimates = 17 million. Decimated the Jewish population in Europe. Nearly eliminated Yiddish and Ladino language

How It Ended: lasted for 12 years, ended in1945. camps were built for Jewish displaced persons, who couldn't return to their homes these camps were in existence until 1957 when all the DPs (displaced persons) had been re-homed. Allied forces invaded Germany in 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in April of 1945 before the Allies captured him. Thousands of Nazis committed suicide during this yearhundreds more were caught and punished for their involvement in the Holocaust


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