The holocaust was a terrible time period where millions of Jewish people were man slaughtered. Economic and political conditions in Germany between 1918 and 1933 played a major role in the creation of a climate that made Nazism appeal to the German population. There was widespread unemployment. The German people turned towards nationalism. The Nazi party captured the nationalistic favor of the country. The spiritualism and doctrines of Nazism struck the heart of Germany's traditions and cultural life. The Nazi party set the Jews up as enemies and blamed them for all of Germany’s troubles. The Jews became the scapegoat of the movement. They were held responsible for anything and everything that worked counter to the Nazi ideal. Support for the Nazi party increased between 1928 and 1933, when the partyfirst started showing signs of popularity. Over the next few years the party’s support expanded. As the party’s following increased, Germany started becoming a totalitarian state. Until November 1938 the repression had been mainly political, but the Nazi party took the hatred of Jews to new depths.
The persecution of the Jews continued as many Jews were forced to flee to other countries. By the outbreak of the war in 1939, only 285,000 out of the 690,000 Jews in Austria and Germany were left. The rest had immigrated to other countries. The Jews that remained, the majority, old or married to non-Jews, soon became part of the mass extermination that followed. On the 10th of January 1942, a meeting took place known as the Wannsee conference. At this meeting it was decided by Hitler, the leader the party, that the result of the war will be the complete annihilation of the Jews.This genocide changed the world for ever. Even though the world has this event to learn from, these types of things are still occurring today. Many people are being killed because of their race or religion. My grandfathers and his brothers were altered because of…