The Holocaust & Anti-Semitism

By Laura Hynes

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. “Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.

Anti-Semistism- an attitude or policy of hatred and hostility toward Jewish people.

  1. Hitler Saw Socialism as part of a jewish conspiracy.
  2. Hitler Believed that the jews were responsible for everything he did not like.
  3. Hitler believed that the Jews were involved with Communists in a joint conspiracy to take over the world.