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The Holocaust in the sense of the systemtatic extermination (genocide) of the Jews lasted from 1941-45.

Obviously, ever since Hitler came to power in 1933, Jews had been persecuted, first in Germany and then in the various countries annexed and invaded by Germany. Important 'milestones' on the road to the Holocaust include the establishment of ghettos where Jews were forced to live in intolerable conditions (Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow).


The Nazis started putting people in camps as early as 1933. Many people died in those camps before the "Final Solution" was developed. Those earlier years should be included. We should also include other targeted groups such as Gypsies, Slavs, the mentally retarded, and political prisoners.


Well, if you're going to include 'putting people in camps', then it was plain, ordinary persecution - like in Pinochet's Chile - and the word 'Holocaust' is just a melodramatic redundancy. In other words the last answer is profoundly wrong.

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How long did the Jewish holocaust last?

12 years

How long did Hitler want the Holocaust to last?

Untill there were no Jews left.

How long did the Holocaust last in years?

In terms of the large-scale, routine execution of people in camps and by mobile killing units (Einsatzgruppen), the Holocaust lasted from 1941-1945.

Who is the last living Holocaust survivor?

There are many Holocaust survivors still living.

Is the Holocaust the same as being burnt at the stake?

no it isn't you woudnt last 1 second in the holocaust

How did the Holocaust change after 10 years?

it did not last for 10 years. Understanding of the Holocaust however has changed.

For how long were peoples lives affected by the Holocaust?

peoples lives were affected for a long time after the holocaust including the families of those that had died.

Was the Holocaust before the Middle Ages?

No, the holocaust happened in the last years of WWII ~1941-1945, about 63 years ago. There are still survivors of the holocaust alive today.

What is Hitler's last name in the Holocaust?

You have the answer above this box ...

How long did the holocaust?

5 years

How long after Hitler died was the Holocaust?

Hitler was alive during the Holocaust and 'inspired' it. After all, he was responsible for it ...

Did any children of the holocaust try to escape?

Yes they did, infact some of the survivors of the holocaust who died in the last 10 years were escapees.

How long ago was the Holocaust?

The Holocaust started in 1933 and ended in 1945. The Holocaust would of started 79 Years ago and ended 67 Years ago.

When did the last person die in the Holocaust?

At many of the camps liberated by Allies, for example, Bergen-Belsen, highly infectious diseases such as typhus were rampant. Deaths from the Holocaust continued for quite a long time after the end of the war. At Bergen-Belsen it took several weeks to deal fully with the twofold problem of starvation and disease. In practice, it's not possible to point to any one individual and say that he or she was last victim to die in the Holocaust.

Why did the Holocaust last so long?

The Holocaust lasted as long as the Nazis were able to pursue that policy. That is, until they were defeated by force of arms in May 1945.It is debatable how much influence the Allies had on the Holocaust.By 1944 the Nazis had demanded and received Jews from almost all of the territories over whom they had influence. Most of the death camps had been dismantled and the evidence of their existence hidden. Auschwitz, the largest and last deaht camp had all but stopped gassings in the autumn of 1944, with the last session taking place at the begining of December. The gas chambers were dismantled and sent back to Germany.The bulk of the murders took place in 1942, when both the gas chambers and the Einsatzgruppen were active, by 1945 when the Allies were advancing on Germany, the Death Marches were the largest cause of death (ironically caused by the allies).The Holocaust lasted so long because the aims of the Holocaust were not completed, however, the last two and a half years of the Holocaust produced only a third of the number of victims as the previous year.

What place did the holocaust end?

It did not end any place. When the camps and territories were liberated, the Holocaust ended there, when Germany surrendered it ended in the last places.

How can we prevent another Holocaust?

Lean from the history of the last one and be vigilant.

What are the chances of another massive Holocaust happening?

There is still a chance that something like the holocaust can happen as long as people are on earth.

How long did the holocaust last after Hitler died?

For a few days in those places still under Nazi rule. Hitler committed suicide on 30 April 1945 and the last camp (Stutthof) was liberated on 9 May 1945.

How long were the prisoners in the Holocaust?

the holocaust lasted from 1941-1944 so 2-3 years depending on what month

How long did it take the US to stop the holocaust?

4 years.

How long did the US wait to enter the Holocaust?

Three years.

Did they have phones in the Holocaust?

The telephone had been invented long before then.

How was Anne Frank related to the Holocaust?

She spent a long time in hiding with her family to avoid being caught by the Nazis. But in the end, she was, and she died in the holocaust.

What is happening now during the holocaust?

Now the last of the survivors are expiring from old age.