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How and why did the Holocaust happen?

Jewish men, women and children being rounded up for execution by German forces in Lithuania in 1942.

Jewish men, women and children being rounded up for execution by German forces in Lithuania in 1942.

Courtesy of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

In 1941, the Nazis’ persecution of the Jews became a genocide. In just under four years, millions of people were deliberately murdered at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators. This mass murder became known as the Holocaust.

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