The Holocaust refers to the almost completley destruction of the Jewish population by Nazi Germany. In November of 1938 all synagogues were set on fire, Jewish windows were bashed in,and many Jews were arrested. This was called the "night of the broken glass".Jews took this as a signal to leave Germany and Austria as soon as they could.
Death camps were set up at Kulmhof, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Lublin, and Auschwitz. The transportation of the victims was usually by rail. The police had to pay the German state railways a one-way, third class passenger fare for each person being departed. At these camps Jews were killed in carbon monoxide gas chambers and some were shot.
When the war finally ended more than 6 million Jews were dead: about 3 million in killing centers and other camps, 1.4 million in shootings and more than 600,000 in ghettos.
Pictured above is Aushwitz deathcamp. At Aushwitz over 2
million were killed by Nazis.
Cyber-Visitors' Memories of this Event:
Shelley Nathan May
Instructional technology Graduate Student
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
University of Houston
I am Jewish. Six million Jewish people were murdered during the Holocaust. Entire Jewish populations of European villages and cities were cities were wiped out simply because they were Jewish and for no other reason. These acts were incomprehensible and unbelievable, but one was man who was filled with hatred managed to pull them off. I have also visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, two separate times. How could you not be changed when you see such photographs of such destruction?How could you not be affected when you enter the Children's Memorial and here the names of the children who were murdered? How can you not be touched when you see the shoes and eyeglasses, the articles of clothing? As Jews we are taught "Never Again." We must never forget the past, so that it may never again happen in the future.
The teacher next door is not only an outstanding teacher, but also just a
great person. As an infant, she was smuggled out of Hungary in a suitcase!
It often occurs to me, that all of our lives have been changed as a result
on this incident!
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