1933-1945

The Holocaust was the persecution of Jews from 1933 to 1945. Holocaust drives from the Greek words holos (completely) kaustos (burnt). During the Holocaust 6 million Jews were killed by the german Nazi regime and its allies.

When the Nazis came into power, the slowly expelled Jews from public life, the economy and education. These actions were based on the the belief of superiority of the German race and the inferiority of the Jews and other groups like the Roma and Sintis, and some slavic groups. Nazi Propaganda targeted Jews as perpetrators responsible for the bad economic and social state that Germany was in after the First World War. The Nazi’s “Final Solution” to their so called “Jewish Problem” was the industrialization of the murder of Jews. The identification, isolation, ghettoization, deportation to Transit, Labour and Death Camps and finally the Murder was part of the plan, which killed two thirds or about 6 Million Jews of the Jewish population in Europe. Although Jews were the main target of the Nazis, they also killed about 200,000 Roma and Sintis, 200,000 disabled people, a Million Political Dissidents, two to three Million Soviet Prisoners and about 5,000 to 15,000 “Homosexuals”.