Introduction to Holocaust Education

Many people around the world may have heard the term holocaust. Other people have a rough idea about the historical happening and the number of people killed during the holocaust. Most Millennials read books, hear stories, or even watch documentaries about what the Nazis did to the Jews. History books have different authors, but some do not update their work concerning the natural occurrence during the holocaust. Therefore, some teachers and students consume myths that never occurred during the holocaust. Our website is designed to help you with your school homework on the holocaust. The information is well researched. 

The term holocaust refers to the state in which Nazi Germany state-sponsored the murder and persecution of six million Jews, their allies, and collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin, and it means “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazi of Germany led by Adolf Hitler came into power in January 1993, and they believed no other race apart from Germans was “racially superior.” The Nazi regime saw the Jews as some inferior race, a threat to the German racial community. 

The German community lived in harmony with their neighbors before the Nazi regime took overpower. The German Nazis targeted various groups within Europe because they perceived them to be biologically and racially inferior. Some of the groups that the Nazi authority targeted include people with disabilities, Slavic people, Roma (Gypsies), black people, and prisoners of war from the Soviet Union. The Nazi leadership also killed other people based on behavioral, ideological, and political grounds. Some of the groups included homosexuals, socialists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and communists. 

What was the holocaust?

The population of Europe in 1933 was over nine million. The Jews lived and occupied in countries where the Nazis influenced or entertained during World War II; this brought up issues and hostility among the various communities. The Jews perceived them as a threat and competitors because the Jewish population kept on growing. When World War II came to a halt in 1945, the Germans and their collaborators decided to kill the European Jews as the previous resolution to their problems. The Nazi authority of Germany considered Germany as the inferior race that caused their grievances. The Nazis became the enemies of the Jews, and when they took over power, they strategized to exclude Jews from the social, cultural, and economic life of the Germans so that the Jews could migrate. World War II gave the Nazi regime authority and power to execute the Jews as the final solution to the problems of the German race: they targeted to eliminate all Jews in Europe.

The main target of the Nazi regime was the Jewish community. Still, the Nazis killed other groups due to racial reasons, including Afro-Germans, Roma people with physical or mental disabilities, and blacks. The war ended when the Axis, including Germans, murdered between 250,000 and 500,000 Romans and later murdered about 250,000 people with physical and mental disabilities. Several people estimated to be 3.3 million prisoners from the Soviet Union were killed. When the Nazi regime took over power, they killed people who did not conform to the social norms of society, such as homosexuals, prostitutes, and beggars. 

German police killed groups and individuals they perceived to be political opponents, including the freemason, trade unionists, communists, and socialists. Many of the political opponents died due to murder and maltreatment. 

Conclusion

The Nazi regime implemented the final solution of education about the holocaust after World War. When the Nazis took over power, they took over Poland and confined the Jews into ghettos, and deported other Jews from various parts of Europe and Germany.