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The word Holocaust comes from two Greek words holos meaning whole and Kaustos meaning burned It was used in early times it described the sacrifice that was burnt entirely on an altar Many people who were sacrificed during World War II were also burnt in crematories and furnaces hence naming this mass murder of humans The Holocaust The Holocaust to many is better known as Adolf Hitlers the German chancellor of German during the mid 1930s into early 1940s attempt to annihilate culture and invalids of his choice mainly people of Jewish background His party was called the Nazis and during their reigning period 1933-1945 tyranny spread deep into Europe Many innocent people were persecuted and murdered Of the people whom were murdered the Jewish led the death toll Nazis slayed six million Jews Among others were Soviets Poles Slavs gypsies the mentally or physically challenged homosexuals and other religious dissidents such as communists socialists trade unionists and Jehovahs Witnesses The number of deaths has been estimated in the vicinity of fourteen to eighteen million people By 1945 the end of World War II two out of every three European Jews had been murdered The concentration camp is the most closely related with the Holocaust It will always be an enduring symbol of the Nazi regime The first camps were open immediately following the start of Nazi rule in January of 1933 They continued as an everyday part of the Nazi dominion until May 8 1945 when the war and the partys rule ended Among other things the concentration camps played a significant role in the lives of Jewish people during this period of time Camps were implemented with crematories and gas chambers Most of the well-known camps were established on the soil of Poland The arrival points in Poland were Kulmhof Belzec Solbibor Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau which was the largest death camp Unlike other camps Auschwitz used quick working gas chambers and
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