Holocaust 8th grade

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Because of the Holocaust millions of people have died. This happened because of the Nazis. The Nazis are respon-sible for World War II. The Nazis also killed over 11 million people including Jews, Gypsies, Russians, Poles, mentally and physically challenged people, the elderly, and homosexuals during World War II.

Hitler targeted the Jews because he believed that they were responsible for everything bad that happened to Germany. Other reasons to get ride of the Jews were that in 1200 B.C. the Jews of Palestine believed in only one God, making them stand out from the rest of the region. Christia-ns blamed the Jews for Jesus' crucifixion. When the Jews rejected Martin Luther and said that Jesus was not the savior, Luther felt strongly to get rid of the Jews. Luther's feelings to exterminate the Jews were later adopted by the Nazis.

Hatred and power against the Jews came with time. Almost everything against the Jews happened when Hitler became chancellor of Germany.

On April 7, 1933, German Reichstag passed the first ant

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