• What was the holocaust and when did it happen?

    Best answer: The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe. From 1941 to 1945, Germany targeted European Jewry for... show more
    Best answer: The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe. From 1941 to 1945, Germany targeted European Jewry for extermination as part of a larger event that included the persecution and murder of other groups. A broader definition of the Holocaust includes the murder of the Roma and the "incurably sick". A broader definition still includes ethnic Poles, other Slavic groups, Soviet citizens and prisoners of war, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, black people, and political opponents.

    Under the coordination of the SS, with directions from the highest leadership of the Nazi Party, killings were committed throughout German-occupied Europe, as well as within Germany itself, and across all territories controlled by the Axis powers.

    Germany implemented the persecution in stages. Following Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the government passed laws to exclude Jews from civil society, most prominently the Nuremberg Laws in 1935. Starting in 1933, the Nazis built a network of concentration camps in Germany for political opponents and people deemed "undesirable". After the invasion of Poland in 1939, the regime set up ghettos to segregate Jews. Over 42,000 camps, ghettos, and other detention sites were established.

    The deportation of Jews to the ghettos culminated in the policy of extermination the Nazis called the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". In 1941, as German forces captured territories in the East, all anti-Jewish measures were radicalized. Paramilitary units called Einsatzgruppen murdered around two million Jews in mass shootings in less than a year. By mid-1942, victims were being deported from the ghettos in sealed freight trains to extermination camps where, if they survived the journey, they were killed in gas chambers. The killing continued until the end of World War II in Europe in April–May 1945.
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  • Did the Vikings ever go to India?

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  • Was Germany quicker to denounce their Overseas territories Colonies in Africa),than UK/France/Belgium.Were they advanced or couldn't hold em?

    Best answer: At the end of WWI Germany lost her navy, so she had no way to hold the colonies she had. Besides Japan fought on the side of the Triple Entente in WWI and acquired all of Germany's holdings in the Far East and the Pacific and payment.
    Best answer: At the end of WWI Germany lost her navy, so she had no way to hold the colonies she had. Besides Japan fought on the side of the Triple Entente in WWI and acquired all of Germany's holdings in the Far East and the Pacific and payment.
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  • How did the Allies treat Germans after WW2?

    Best answer: terribly.
    Best answer: terribly.
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  • When was the last time someone from an English speaking country, like UK, Australia and their allies, were charged with a war crime,?

    by an international body, and if the answer is never, is it because they never commited such a crime?
    by an international body, and if the answer is never, is it because they never commited such a crime?
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  • Am I one of the few people that believe the official story of 9/11, but still think it's strange that "7 World Trade Center" collapsed?

    Best answer: First, you are not "one of the few." Lots of people think the report is correct, it's just that we don't yell and scream and wave our fists in the air about it. There is noting strange. 7WTC was directly across the street from the North Tower. When the towers collapsed, the debris ripped most... show more
    Best answer: First, you are not "one of the few." Lots of people think the report is correct, it's just that we don't yell and scream and wave our fists in the air about it.

    There is noting strange. 7WTC was directly across the street from the North Tower. When the towers collapsed, the debris ripped most of south curtain wall off the building and caused substantial amount of structural damage, just like at the Deutsche Bank Building on the south side of the complex.

    There were a number of tenants in the building, including New York City's Office of Emergency Management, who installed their own back up generators to keep their operations going in case of the power outage. The fuel tanks for these generators contained substantial amounts of fuel. The fuel leaking from the damaged fuel lines continued to feed the fire.

    When the engineers design a building they assume that in case of fire, the fire department will arrive promptly and will vigorously fight the fire. In the case of 7WTC, the NYFD had just lost 343 firemen. Entire fire companies and battalions were wiped out. Much of the NYFD equipment was wrecked. Despite heavy casualties, the NYFD was still conducting a large scale search and rescue operation right across the street. On that day the NYFD had no resources to spare to fight the numerous fires in the building that was already evacuated so the decision was made to let the fires burn themselves out.

    If anyone tells you that a diesel fuel fire can't damage steel, don't believe them. I have seen what happens when a large (18 cylinder, 20 ft. high, 40 foot long) diesel engine caught fire. The overhead gantry crane track on the wall next to the engine sagged 18 inches. A 24 inch deep structural steel beam, 20 feet above the engine tried to expand from the heat, but since it was rigidly restrained at both ends, had no place to go but buckle sideways. And this is with the fire station located literally right around the corner and the wet stuff being applied to the hot stuff within minutes of the first alarm. Imagine what would have happened if the fire was allowed to burn out of control for hours.
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  • Did the Nazi regime have any nuclear weapons during WW2?

    If so, why weren't they used? Does Germany have nuclear warhead now?
    If so, why weren't they used? Does Germany have nuclear warhead now?
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  • Would a far harsher Treaty of Versailles have prevented WW2 and saved tens of millions of lives and prevented tremendous damage to Europe.?

    Best answer: Unlikely, after Hitler came to power the Germans largely ignored the Treaty of Versailles any way.

    Swifter and harsher action from the British and French would have prevented WW2. None of that appeasement crap.
    Best answer: Unlikely, after Hitler came to power the Germans largely ignored the Treaty of Versailles any way.

    Swifter and harsher action from the British and French would have prevented WW2. None of that appeasement crap.
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  • Was Sherlock Holmes Bisexual?

    Best answer: NO, he liked a woman who was his nemesis. Can't remember her name. Other than that, he had no interest in either sex. This was written during Victorian times and Doyle was in no way going to interject sex into his stories.
    Best answer: NO, he liked a woman who was his nemesis. Can't remember her name. Other than that, he had no interest in either sex. This was written during Victorian times and Doyle was in no way going to interject sex into his stories.
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  • What was the causes of the civil war? main caused)?

    Please explain so I can understand it. Thanks :) Ill give you best answer
    Please explain so I can understand it. Thanks :) Ill give you best answer
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