What was the holocaust?
The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored murder of six million European Jews by Nazi Germany and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.
The Nazis targeted European Jewry as part of a larger system of racial persecution and war. Germany and collaborators persecuted and murdered millions more, including their political opponents, persons with disabilities, Roma and Sinti, Poles and Slavs, Soviet prisoners of war, gay men, Afro-Germans, and others.
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