Holocaust

The genocide of approximately 6 million European Jews during World War II planned by Adolf Hitler.

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Does the gas chamber hurt?

No. It will make you feel sleepy and you will eventually lose conscientiousness.

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Who said Repeat a lie often enough and it will believed?

The quote is generally attributed to Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, who was Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany. It's also, in various forms, been used by and/or attributed to several people since... Including Lenin and various Chinese ministers.

In reality, though, there's no verifiable attribution of the basic quote to anyone. The closest verifiable source would tend to lead us to believe that Goebbels didn't come up with it on his own, but rather got the idea from his boss.

In Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) he originates the idea of "das Grosse Luge" (The Big Lie):

"But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success."

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How did the nazi party carry out holocaust?

A better question is why did we let it happen.

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Who else was persectued during the holocaust besides the Jews?

People with opposing political views.

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What was taken away from Jews during the holocaust?

Everything. That's the short answer.

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Between how many Jews did the nazi party kill during the holocaust?

I think the number is 6 million. 6 million lives lost.

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What do you call killing people who cant defend themselves?

Murder, genocide.

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What are the two main ways people consume sugar?

The two main ways are by usually eating processed food and by drinks lots of soft drinks

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How many Gypsies were killed in the Holocaust?

The people known as the Roma (they prefer that word over the derogatory "Gypsy") suffered between 500,000 and 600.000 deaths at the hands of the Nazis in World War II. Most of those were at Auschwitz.

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They most certainly do not prefer to be called 'Roma'. The Roma were one tribe particular to southern Germany (and the region) there were a dozen other tribes that were almost completely eliminated it is insulting to pretend that they did not exist.

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Who did Hitler hate besides Jewish people?

I am Jewish and I know quite a bit about Hitler and the war. Hitler was an egotistical sociopath with no regard to human life. He didn't care about anyone but himself, but in answer to your question he also hated Egyptians, Americans, Hungarians etc. Aside from the 6 million Jews he killed he killed an additional 9 million of many diffrent backrounds.

Answer #2People not beeing Aryan or beeing in opposition to his ideas were considered as ennemies. "He also hated Hungarians, etc." might be a bit too general - don't forget the Hungarians were fighting on the German side, even if of course they wouldn't be according to his preferred race...

Main "hated people" and therefore i.e. detained and killed in concentration camps are Jews, but also political opponents (i.e. communists), gipsy, gay people, handicapped persons (all considered to render effeminate the German aryan race), religious objectors such as Jehovah's Witnesses, people standing for the "Bolshevik race", etc.

Hitler was not self centered and yes i agree the holocaust is a serious matter and horrible thing he did but Hitler based his ideas on Christianity thinks that he was doing God a favor.

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How did Anne Frank's family die?

Anne and her sister Margot died in Bergen-Belsen concentation camp of typhus. Her mother died of starvation in Auschwitz and her father was the only member of the family survive.

Margot Frank died when she was eighteen years old, Anne Frank when she was 15.

Margot Frank died at age 19 and Anne Frank died at age 15, just 3 months before her birthday. Margot died slightly before Anne Frank, it is belived to have Margot died 3 weeks before Anne.

Her father was the only surviver of the group, and came back to get Annes writings. Anne went to a Jewish secondary school, though most think that it was a montissory.

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Who did Hitler use as a scapegoat for Germany's problems?

Hitler used what he described as das Weltjudentum (world Jewry) as a scapegoat for Germany's problems.

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What did the Jews eat in the concentration camps?

  • Jews deported for immediate extermination were given nothing. There was no 'final meal'.
  • Jews deported for use as slave labour were fed thin soup with some added bread and/or potato and sometimes also cabbage.
  • In concentration camps rations varied, depending on the grade of the camp and also over time. So, at Dachau (a grade I camp) prisoners generally got more than at Buchenwald (grade II), and at Auschwitz (which was a grade III camp) they got even less.
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What factor contributed most the holocaust?

fascism and racism

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Which best describes the word holocaust?

Organized mass murder. Millions of Jews were murdered.

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Why were the people treated so badly during the Holocaust?

Jews were treated badly because Hitler only wanted a race that had blond hair and blue eyes, even though he didnt have blue eyes!

The green police (Nazi's) ordered the Jews to stand in two lines, one line was for the gas chamber and the other line was for the people who had to be worked to death, literally! Some Jews were sexually harrased, this was a form of punishment for being a Jew.

The Jews had to choose between being shot in the head or throwing another Jew into the oven. A man, who is still alive today and is in his 60's, choose the oven. He still has dreams about the screams the man made whilst being burned alive!

Jews were starved to death and were spilt from their familes. They were made to stand on a train for 3 days and 2 nights, which didnt help the heat exhaustion! Hitler killed over 6 million Jews, leaving only 1 million.

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How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?

Since 1945-46, the most commonly quoted figure for the total number of Jews killed has been an estimate of approximately six million. This figure, first given at the Nuremberg Tribunal, has been broadly confirmed by later research.

The Holocaust commemoration center, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, comments:

There is no precise figure for the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. The figure commonly used is the six million established by the Nuremberg Tribunal in 1946 and repeated later by Adolf Eichmann, a senior SS official. Most research confirms that the number of victims was between five and six million. Early calculations range from 5.1 million (Professor Raul Hilberg) to 5.95 million (Jacob Leschinsky). More recent research, by Professor Yisrael Gutman and Dr. Robert Rozett in the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, estimates the Jewish losses at 5.59-5.86 million, and a study headed by Dr. Wolfgang Benz presents a range from 5.29-6.2 million. The main sources for these statistics are comparisons of prewar censuses with postwar censuses and population estimates. Nazi documentation containing partial data on various deportations and murders is also used. We estimate that Yad Vashem currently has somewhat more than four million names of victims that are accessible.

Raul Hilberg, in the third edition of his ground-breaking three-volume work, The Destruction of the European Jews, estimates that 5.1 million Jews died during the Holocaust. This figure includes "over 800,000" who died from "Ghettoization and general privation"; 1,400,000 who were killed in "Open-air shootings"; and "up to 2,900,000" who perished in camps. Hilberg estimates the death toll in Poland at "up to 3,000,000". Hilberg's numbers are generally considered to be a conservative estimate, as they typically include only those deaths for which some records are available, avoiding statistical adjustment. British historian Martin Gilbert used a similar approach in his "Atlas of the Holocaust", but arrived at a number of 5.75 million Jewish victims, since he estimated higher numbers of Jews killed in Russia and other locations.

One of the most authoritative German scholars of the Holocaust, Wolfgang Benz of the Technical University of Berlin, cites between 5.3 and 6.2 million Jews killed in Dimension des Völkermords (1991), while Yisrael Gutman and Robert Rozett estimate between 5.59 and 5.86 million Jewish victims in the Encyclopaedia of the Holocaust (1990).

There were about 9.4 million Jews in the territories controlled directly or indirectly by the Nazis. (Some uncertainty arises from the lack of knowledge about how many Jews there were in the Soviet Union). The 6 million killed in the Holocaust thus represent about 64% of these Jews. Of Poland's 3.3 million Jews, over 90 percent were killed. The same proportion were killed in Latvia and Lithuania, but most of Estonia's Jews were evacuated in time. In Czechoslovakia, Greece, the Netherlands and Yugoslavia, over 70 percent were killed. More than 50 percent were killed in Belgium, Hungary and Romania. It is likely that a similar proportion were killed in Belarus and Ukraine, but these figures are less certain. Countries with notably lower proportions of deaths include Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Italy and Norway. Finally, of the 750,000 Jews in Germany and Austria in 1933, only about a quarter survived. Although many German Jews emigrated before 1939, the majority of these fled to Czechoslovakia, France or the Netherlands, from where they were later deported to their deaths.

The number of people killed at the major extermination camps is estimated as follows:

Auschwitz-Birkenau: 1.4 million; Belzec: 500,000; Chelmno: 152,000; Majdanek: 78,000; Maly Trostinets: 65,000; Sobibór: 250,000; and Treblinka: 870,000.

This gives a total of over 3.3 million; of these, 90% are estimated to have been Jews. These seven camps alone thus accounted for half the total number of Jews killed in the entire Nazi Holocaust. Virtually the entire Jewish population of Poland died in these camps.

In addition to those who died in the above extermination camps, at least half a million Jews died in other camps, including the major concentration camps in Germany. These were not extermination camps, but had large numbers of Jewish prisoners at various times, particularly in the last year of the war as the Nazis withdrew from Poland. About a million people died in these camps, and although the proportion of Jews is not known with certainty, it was estimated to be at least 50 percent. Another 800,000 to 1 million Jews were killed by the Einsatzgruppen in the occupied Soviet territories (an approximate figure, since the Einsatzgruppen killings were frequently undocumented). Many more died through execution or of disease and malnutrition in the ghettos of Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary before they could be deported.

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How did Adolf Hitler kill the Jews?

Many died in in gas chambers

Millions of Jews were killed in many various ways, such as:

  • Stavation - In the ghettos.
  • Gas Vans - Used at Chelmno and elsewhere.
  • Machine gunned - into pits the Jews had dug out.
  • In extermination camps (such as Trelinka, part of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sobibor) - where they were gassed or shot.
  • In harsh concentration camps - where they were worked to death.

He killed them by putting them into gas chambers , also he would work them to death , by not feeding them and making me them work all hours of the day with no food or sleep .

Any horrid way you could imagine. Starvation, beatings, poison, burning.

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Was pavel shmuel's dad?

if you mean in the film The Boy In The Stripped Pajamas, then i think the answer is yes. the timing in the film works out about right. and it may just be ironic, but they also look sort of similar. i haven't found it proven anywhere, but it makes sense.

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Who led the Aryan tribes?

Rajah-chief who led Aryan tribes.

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What was the goal of the Holocaust?

the Holocaust was an attempt of Hitler's to rid Germany of Communists and Jews.

"If I can send the flower of the German nation into the hell of war without the smallest pity for the spilling of precious German blood, then surely I have the right to remove millions of an inferior race that breeds like vermin…" -Adolf Hitler

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What factors contributed to the Holocaust?

Long standing prejudice against the Jews, gypsies and the other groups targeted.

Prejudice against the Jews had been encouraged by the Church for centuries. In the period from about 1870 onwards the traditional, religious prejudices were supplemented by all kinds of racist prejudices and by new stereotypes. One of the most destructive of these was the view from about 1918 onwards of Jews as Communists.

Fascism and racism

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How many people did Adolf Hitler kill?

Adolf Hitler did not directly kill anyone, with his own hands (aside from himself and wife Eva Braun in a mutually-assisted suicide/murder on April 30, 1945). However by authorizing the mass extermination of millions, he became responsible for their deaths. This includes 6 million Jews, who were specifically targeted by Hitler because of his racial hatred, as well as, 5 million other minorities such as Communists, homosexuals, the disabled, and Romani. As for the matter of such killing not being direct, a gangster who orders murders but leaves the dirty work to others is every bit as responsible as the direct killers.

Of course, the millions of soldiers who lost their lives fighting for and against Nazi Germany in World War II are on his head. Adding the casualties from World War II would raise this number considerably, to more than 35 million in the European front alone, and as many as 12 million Germans. 70 million people died in the Second World War as a whole.
None. No person actually died by Hitler's hand. This does not alleviate his responsibility for the actions of the Nazis before & during WWII, unless you count his suisicide. For some time, there were rumors that he had murdered his niece , Geli Raubal. However, at the time of her death, Hitler was at a political rally in Nuremberg.
None personally but his regime killed 6,000,000 Jews and 5,000,000 others including: communists, homosexuals, dissidents, artists, poets, Romanies and anyone else.

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Suicide Warning Signs, Statistics, and Prevention

Why is it illegal for people to kill themselves?

No because if they are not a minor the charges cannot go on the gaurdian(s) and if there dead the law can't make any legal action on the person who took there lives so yes and no.

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Mining

What did people do in mining camps?

die

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