A short historical overview
The Holocaust was the murder by Nazi Germany of six million Jews. While the Nazi persecution of Jews began in 1933, the mass murder was committed during WWII. The background of the Holocaust was in the prevalent anti-Semitism in Europe and Auschwitz did not begin in Auschwitz. In many cases existing anti-Semitism inhibited people from coming to the aid of the Jews. So it was that very few stood up for the Jews and in four and half years Germans and their accomplices murdered six million Jews. They never showed any restraint and they only stopped when the Allies defeated them.
There was no escape. Not only were Jewish communities destroyed but each Jew was hunted down and traced in order to be put to death. The crime of being a Jew was so great that every single one had to be put to death. They were men, women and children. They were healthy and sick; the committed and the disinterested; the creative and the lazy. There was no reprieve and no amnesty. All of the Jews were meant to suffer and ultimately die. To this purpose industrial scale extermination centers were established.
The Allies could of saved millions of people by bombing the railroads which transported the Jewish people to German extermination camps and the Gas chambers.
The British who were set up as the trustee for the Jewish people in the Jewish Mandate for Palestine under the San Remo Agreement which was confirmed by the 1920 Treaty of Sevres.
The British adopted a policy of restricting Jewish immigration to Palestine in the late 1930's, this was in violation of the Mandate for Palestine. It caused millions of Jews to be exterminated. The British went as far as blowing up Jewish refugee ships trying to come to Palestine-Israel.
The Allies finally put a stop to the mass murder. But most of the Jews of Europe had perished by 1945 and a civilization that has flourished for 2000 years was no more.
Many nations and people are questioning Israel’s control of its liberated territory. No one is mentioning that the Arab countries had ejected about a million Jewish people and their children from their countries, confiscated their assets, businesses, homes and Real estate 650,00 Jewish people and their children of these expelled Jewish people were resettled in Greater Israel. The Land the Arab countries confiscated from the Jewish people 120,400 sq. km. or 75,000 sq. miles, which is over 5-6 times the size of Israel, and its value today is the trillions of dollars.
Learn more about the Holocaust at Yad Vashem's website.