1.) Adolf Hitler: Born a Catholic in 1889, in Braunau, Austria and diedin 1945 leader of the Nazi party and chancellor of Germany. Hitler was theleader and creator of the Nazi party which built itself on racist propagandaand Anti-Semitism. Hitler also was democratically elected the Chancellor ofGermany in 1934 well as being the Führer (leader) of NaziGermany, Hitler was responsible for some of the worst crimes that have everhappened by forcing Jewish people and other races into concentration campswhere 6 million Jews died. 2.) Anne Frank: Anne Frank wasa young Jewish girl who was forced to go into hiding because she wanted toescape the Nazi’s. Anne and seven others hide in a secret attic in Amsterdam.
She hid there for more than two years; she often wrote in her diary her thoughts onwhat was happening in her perspective. One day, Anne and the others were found, andthey were deported to Auschwitz. Annedied March 31, 1945, of typhus fever atBergen-Belsen concentration camp.3.) Anti-Semitism: Anti-Semitismis the discrimination against Jews just because they are Jewish.
Anti-Semitismis what Hitler used to manipulate the minds of Germans into thinking thatkilling the Jews would get rid of their problems. A 2012 report by the UnitedStates Bureau of Democracy says that Anti-Semitism is only increasing aroundthe world and Holocaust Denial is also increasing.4.) Aryan Race: The Aryan Racewas a term used to describe people in the 1940’s and 1950’s from areas of Europeand Western Asia. In the Holocaust, Hitler made multiple references calling the Aryan’s the superior raceand that the Aryan race was being threatenedby other races noticeably the Jews, Slavs, Africans, etc. 5.) Auschwitz-Birkenau: Auschwitz-Birkenauwas the most massive concentration campof its kind. Auschwitz opened in 1940 and was builtwith three main fields one was a prison camp, one was a slave-labor camp (thelargest), and one was a death camp (Birkenau).
About a million Jews were deported to Auschwitz, and 960,000 Jews died. Auschwitz is located south of Krakow, Poland in a small citycalled Oswiecim, Poland, now Auschwitz is a memorial and museum.6.) Bergen-Belsen:Bergen-Belsen is a concentration camp near the towns of Bergen and Belsen.Bergen and Belsen were created in 1943 asa concentration camp for Jews, andalthough Bergen-Belsen was not a death camp like Auschwitz-Birkenau, tens of thousandsof Jews still died in Bergen-Belsen most notably Anne Frank. When Bergen-Belsenwas liberated, the Typhus Fever was so bad that many consider its conditions to bethe worst camp.