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Jewish Holocaust

The term holocaust was derived from Greek language, which means completely (holos) burnt (kaustos) sacrificial offering to the god. The Latin form of the term was first used with specific reference to a massacre of Jews by the chroniclers. Later on the term was commonly used to describe the genocide of approximately six million Jews during the World War II, by the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi) regime in Germany led by Adolf Hitler.
The Holocaust inflicted by the Nazi regime was the systematic, bureaucratic and state-sponsored maltreatment and massacre of nearly six million Jews. The Nazis, who came to the power in Germany around 1933, had a strong belief that Germans were racially superior and the Jews were considered to be inferior and in order to provide the Germans with more space they were massacred in the concentration camps.

During the period of the Nazi rule, German officials targeted other factions because of their so called racial inferiority; these factions included Jews, Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples. Other people were victimized on various grounds like the political, ideological, intellectual and behavioral grounds. People with disability and homosexuals were also not spared. According to some of the statisticians, in the year 1933, the Jewish population of Europe was over nine million. The singling out and massacre was accomplished in stages with a very precise and planned manner. At the first place legislation to remove the Jews from civil society was enacted years before the outbreak of World War II and the concentration camps were established side by side for using the inmates as slave labor until they died of fatigue, malnutrition or disease.

The Nazi rulers popularly also known as the Third Reich whenever conquered a new territory in Europe, special units known as the Einsatzgruppen were summoned and they use to murder the Jews and other political opponents in mass killings. Moreover Jews and Roma used to be crammed into ghettos before their transportation to the extermination camps, hundreds of miles by freight trains, if they survived the journey, then they were led to the gas chambers to terminate them. Every arm of Germany's bureaucracy was involved in the logistics of the mass murder, turning the country into a genocidal state. There are various holocaust pictures too available on our website and you will really feel very sad after seeing many of those photos.

By the end of the World War II, the Germans and their associates massacred nearly 70% of the European Jews as part of the Nazi policy to eliminate the Jews of Europe. Jews were the major sufferers of Nazi atrocities, among the other sufferers included approximately 200,000 Roma (Gypsies), nearly 200,000 mentally or physically disabled patients were killed under the so-called Euthanasia Program of the Third Reich. As the Nazi oppression widened across most of the European countries, the Germans and their associates victimized and massacred millions of other people too. They killed nearly two to three million Soviet prisoners of war or forced them to die of starvation, disease, neglect, exhaustion or maltreatment. The Germans targeted the Polish Jews and Polish intelligentsia for mass murders, and forcibly repatriated hundreds of thousands of Polish and Soviet civilians to work as the forced labor in Germany or in occupied lands by the Germans in the Europe, where they worked and mostly died under awful surroundings. From the beginning of the Nazi era the German authorities maltreated the homosexuals and other people with behavior against the prescribed social norms. German police officials also got hold of thousands of political opponents and religious dissidents and many of these victims died as a result of confinement and maltreatment.

In the early days of the Nazi era, the government established many concentration camps located at the strategic places to keep in custody their political and ideological opponents. With the passage of time and before the outbreak of war, the notorious SS and police officials imprisoned Jews, Roma, and other victims of ethnic and racial hatred in such concentration camps. To keep the Jewish population under the close observation as well as to deport these people at a later date, Germans and their associates built up ghettos, transit camps and forced-labor camps for these people during the war period. The German authorities also established numerous forced-labor camps within Germany and in German-occupied territory for Jews and non-Jews whose labor the Germans wanted to take advantage of.

After the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 by Germany, mobile killing units and militarized battalions of Order Police officials were deployed behind German lines to execute mass-killings of the Jews, Roma, and the members of Soviet state and Communist Party. German SS and police units massacred millions of Jewish men, women, and children along with numerous other people. From 1941 to 1944 German officials exiled millions of Jews from Germany and from occupied territories to the notorious ghettos and concentration camps, where they were assassinated in specially developed gas chambers.

During the final stage of war, the camp prisoners were frequently moved by train or with forced marches, often termed as the death marches. At this particular period the Allied forces was on continuous move across Europe and slowly they began to encounter and liberate concentration camp prisoners and the prisoners on the forced march from one camp to another, until May 7, 1945, the day the German armed forces surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.

As the result of this Holocaust many of the survivors found shelter in displaced persons camps after the end of the war that was administered by the Allied powers. After that approximately 700,000 Jews immigrated to Israel. Many other Jewish displaced persons shifted to the United States and other nations. The crimes committed during the Holocaust shocked most of the Jewish communities present on earth and it also removed hundreds of Jewish communities from the face of the earth. Whenever you think of the Holocaust period it definitely gives a tremor to the heart and at the same time hatred is generated in the heart.

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