The Holocaust was the genocide💀 of the European Jews during the IInd World War by Germany’s Nazi regime.
These killings were carried out through mass shootings, gassing💭 in chambers and other brutal ways.
The reason behind it was the hate😠 towards the Jews for being responsible for the killing of Jesus Christ.
Also, there was a belief among the Nazis that Jews were their primary rivals⚔ for world domination.
Backdrop of it
Holocaust’s roots may be traced🔍 from the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Germany’s Chancellor in 1933.
Around 1938, his Nazi regime stepped up✊ its anti-Jew agenda by starting isolating Jews from the civil society.
They were forced to relocate to ghettos.
Jewish businesses were boycotted🚫 and their buildings were ransacked and set on fire throughout Germany.
Camps of Horrors
By 1940, the Nazis who had 💪occupied a substantial part of European territory built a network of concentration camps for Jews.
Soon thousands of such camps and other detention sites were established😧 across German-occupied regions.
Victims were brought in trains🚃 from across Europe where they were subjected to extreme labour.
Even medical experiments👨⚕ were conducted on thousands of camp inmates, as a result of which many of them died.
The rest were gassed to death😢.
The most infamous of such camps was Auschwitz.
The killings continued until the defeat of Germany in May 1945🗓.
Inconceivable Death toll
Between 1941 and 1945, about six million Jews were systematically murdered👿 by the Nazis.
This figure was around 2/3rds of Europe’s total Jewish population.
After the end of the World War II, the victorious✌ Allied forces set up military tribunals to prosecute the Nazi political and military leaders responsible for this genocide.
These trials, called Nuremberg Trials🏛 (they were held in Nuremberg) indicted many of them for crimes against humanity and 👉sentenced them to death.