The term Holocaust has been derived from the Greek word ‘holokaustan’ that means ‘sacrifice by fire’. It was Na-zis’ persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people. It began in 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and ended in 1945 when the Na-zis were defeated by the Allied powers. Hitler hated Jewish people and blamed them for Germany losing World War I.
He considered them to be less than human beings. The term Na-zi is an acronym for ‘Nationalsozialistishe Deutsche Arbeiterpartei’. It is estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust and around 6 million of them were Jews. Approximately 1.1 million were children.
Fun Facts: –
- Young Children were particularly targeted by the Na-zis to be murdered.
- Many Anti-Jew Laws were enacted by the Na-zi party during that time. One of those laws was to prohibit marriages between Germans and Jews.
- The murder of the Jews in the Holocaust during World War II took place in Germany and German-occupied territory.
- The Na-zis ordered Jewish people to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothing so they could be easily targeted.
- Approximately 220,000-500,000 Romanies (Gypsies) were killed during the Holocaust.
- Jews were sent to concentration camps where they worked very hard with little food. These camps were actually meant to work and starve prisoners to death.
- One of the first concentration camps was known as Dachau.
- The Na-zis had a total of six extermination camp. These camps were places where Jews were exterminated.
- The camps were also known as ‘death camps’ as they were made to kill large groups of people quickly and efficiently.
- Auschwitz was the largest concentration and extermination camp built. Approximately 1.1 million people were killed there.
Cite This Page
You may cut-and-paste the below MLA and APA citation examples:
MLA Style Citation
Declan, Tobin. " Holocaust Facts ." Easy Science for Kids, Jun 2020. Web. 02 Jun 2020. < https://easyscienceforkids.com/holocaust-facts/ >.
APA Style Citation
Tobin, Declan. (2020). Holocaust Facts. Easy Science for Kids. Retrieved from https://easyscienceforkids.com/holocaust-facts/
We've recently added
- How To Build a Winogradsky Column and Learn About Soil Science
- Potato Light Bulb Experiment
- How To Use Friction to Pick Up Bottle of Rice
- How To Make Popcorn Dance
- Vinegar and Baking Soda Fire Extinguisher
- Power of Bleach
- Comparing Surface Tension of Liquids with Pennies
- Ice Cream Chemistry
- Using Distillation to Purify Water
- Filter Water with Dirt
- Build a Balloon Barometer
- Build Your Very Own Seismograph
Sponsored Links :