International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Top Questions Asked About This Great Tragedy
Decry Racism and Intolerance on January 27th
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day this January 27th, people around the world will pay tribute to the memory of the 6 million European Jews and other persecuted people during the Holocaust. This yearly observance aims to remind everyone of the importance of standing against all forms of racism and intolerance to stop and prevent group-targeted hatred and violence.
4 Frequently Asked Questions About the Holocaust
Understanding the effects of state-sponsored discrimination and persecution by the Nazi regime requires you to look back into the darkest chapter of human history. For this reason, we’ve compiled the answers to the top questions asked about the Holocaust.
1. What was the Holocaust?
The Holocaust refers to the Nazi regime’s systematic extermination of millions of Jews and other “undesirables.” This terrible event that happened in Europe started on January 30, 1933, when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. It ended on May 8, 1945, just when World War II ended.
2. Who else did the Nazis persecute?
The European Jews weren’t the only ones whom the Nazis hated. They also persecuted and killed other members of groups who they thought were “undesirable.” Among the victims of Nazi hate include mentally or physically disabled individuals, Gypsies, Soviet prisoners-of-war, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Communists, Social Democrats, homosexuals, partisans, and Polish intelligentsia.
3. Why did the Nazis want to kill those innocent people?
The Nazis thought that Germans were the “superior race.” They believed that unless they “exterminate” the “inferior races,” the purity of the German race could be compromised. They viewed the other races as a serious biological threat.
4. How did the Nazis carry out the mass murders?
During the late 1930s, thousands of handicapped Germans were killed by the Nazis through gas poisoning and lethal injection. When the German Army invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, the Nazis shot Jews and Gypsies, dumping their bodies in ravines and open fields. As they developed a more organized method of killing large numbers of civilians, they established death camps or concentration camps in Poland. These death camps were located in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, and Majdanek. They were specifically designed for systemic mass murder.
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