The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of 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.
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Browse a timeline of major events of the Holocaust and World War II. Covers events from before 1933, 1933–1938, 1939–1941, 1942–1945, and after 1945.Browse the full timeline
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The Path to Nazi Genocide, a 38-minute film, examines the Nazis’ rise to and consolidation of power in Germany.Watch the Film
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