The Holocaust lasted for over six years, from 1941 to 1945. During that time, Nazi Germany systematically murdered six million Jews in gas chambers and concentration camps. The Holocaust was the deadliest genocide in history and one of the most horrific events of the 20th century.
The Nazis targeted Jews, Romani people, homosexuals, and others who they considered to be “undesirable.”
The Nazis used gas chambers, mass shootings, and starvation to kill their victims. Many people died in concentration and extermination camps; others were killed in mass shootings or ghettos.
The Holocaust resulted in the death of two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population. The survivors of the Holocaust faced immense challenges both physically and emotionally—they had lost their loved ones, homes, and livelihoods during World War II; many were forced into hiding or arrested by Nazi soldiers; some had been tortured or starved in concentration camps before being released back into society with no support system or health care provisions.
The Holocaust has left a lasting impact on the world—it continues to be remembered through memorials such as museums dedicated to sharing its story with future generations so that atrocities like this never happen again!