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Explain the wartime context of the Holocaust, and describe the nature of Nazism.

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1. Explain the wartime context of the Holocaust, and describe the nature of Nazism.

The Holocaust is a term used to refer to the genocidal Nazi policy of exterminating the Jews during World War II (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/glossH.html). It was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi régime. The Nazis came to power in Germany in January 1933 and believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005143. The mistreatment occurred from 1933 to 1945, which ...

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