During World War II, the Nazi government of Germany committed a horrific act: the murder by quasi-industrial processes of some 6 million European
Jews who were deemed inferior. The Jews were stripped of their property, forced into ghettos, and eventually transported to camps, mainly in the occupied countries to the east of Germany, where they were systematically put to death. Huge numbers of other groups, such as prisoners of war and people with mental illnesses, were also murdered, but the murder of the Jews was different in that it was an attempt to exterminate an entire population.

What name is used to describe the murder of 6 million European Jews by the Nazi government of Germany during World War II?


This is known as the Holocaust, or Shoah.

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