The Holocaust

King Kut

The Holocaust had long lasting affects on Jewish people. There are many types of horrible mistreatment that the Jewish people went through.


Hitler's rise to power in 1933 he began persecuting the Jews so bad that businesses were boycotted and vandalized by Nazi supporters. By the year 1939 the Jews were not even regarded as a people they could not attend public schools , their rights to own land had been taken away and one of the most terrible they were not allowed to socialize with non Jewish people thus making them not able to go to public events , parks or museums. After deciding on quarantine to they established "ghettos " where they could keep them away from the general public thus making sure none of their cries for help were heard by any non Nazi followers. The treatment of the Jews would only worsen as the war became longer and the hatred towards these innocent people became more enraged. A people who were used as a "scapegoat" to make the German people angry and ready to fight against anyone that stood in there way of being the one largest power on the entire globe. All this was said to the people under deep depression where they would grasp onto any type of power they could after being mistreated by the Allies after the conclusion of World War 1. Hitler manipulated the minds of the weak and hopeless. He just took advantage of the very poor and why wouldn't they listen if they were in the worst conditions that Germany had ever experienced. Hitler also had the power of a great speaker getting the public behind him actually believing that the Jewish were taking their business and causing their economical crisis.


Later on during the war Hitler introduced the idea of using "concentration camps". With these camps he could now round up Jewish ghettos and torture , overwork , remove and execute huge amounts of the Jewish population. There were 3 main camps ; Dachau , Treblinka and Auschwitz. The most important man in these executions and experiments was Mengele. In Dachau was where most of these strange and horrible experiments were carried out. Some of the experiments consisted of putting Jews in freezing cold water until death or putting them into air tight rooms timing until the time of suffocation. Auschwitz was the most horrific camp of them all over 1,300,00 people died including 1,000,000 by gas chamber. Auschwitz was the main work camp where many people died of over exhaustion. In Auschwitz many odd experiments were carried out by Mengle. He did not believe in using any forms of pain killers on his "patients" he often attempted to change eye color by simply dropping various chemicals into the eyes of prisoners. He also once cut off a prisoners arm and sewed two twins together which eventually both died of infection. Such gruesome and graphic experiments were only some of the cruel things that went on inside these "concentration camps". Not only were the Jewish treated in this way but also prisoners of war , Gypsies and Homosexuals but the Jews were treated the worst. Many of these camps had large burning facilities where they could burn large amounts of bodies at once. One of the cruelest things was to separate family members from each other either sending them to work or be killed. Another horrible process was the digging of your own grave. A large group would dig a mass grave and then be shot and placed in the grave while they left a few to cover up their friends or family.


After the war many terrible things were also happening to the Jewish population. Many families were completely killed off. Most families were definetly missing many members. A lot of people came home to nothing. No house , no life no family. They had to start off from the first in a land that hated their existence. The Jewish were in the worst position they could possibly be in. Many of the Jews moved from Germany to other countries in search of safety and work. The Jews were still not safe because of many remaing Nazi followers . At the end of the war many of the head Nazi leaders were sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty


The Jewish people went through what is known today