Two decades after World War I, World War II broke out becoming even more devastating that World War I. World War II is commonly known as the fight for freedom and that is exactly what it was.
For six years, world war two: fight for freedom resulted in the death of numerous men, women, and children and the destruction of property and land around the world. It was recorded that this war took the lives of approximately 60 million people of which 6 million of them were Jews who were murdered in what is known as the Holocaust.
So how did this war start? When Germany, under the rule of Adolf Hitler, rose to power, it went on a quest for world domination with the invasion of Poland. This lead France and Great Britain to declare war of Germany which, in essence, was the start of World War II.
As mentioned earlier in this article, World War II resulted in the death of 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. These Jews were murdered in Nazi concentration camps that were set-up by Hitler. Why? The answer is because Hitler was obsessed with the idea of a pure German race. In order for his pure German race, called Aryan by him, to prosper or expand, it was necessary for all other race to be conquered and obliterated.
The Jews however were not the only ones to be murdered in the Nazi concentration camps. During the last two months of the war, many different concentration camp sites were discovered by the Allied soldiers. These sites had exterminated about 11 million people. 6 million were Jews and the other 5 million consisted of Romanians, homosexuals, slaves, Jehovah’s Witnesses, disabled people, political enemies of the Nazi and other minorities. The exact number of people who lost their lives during the Holocaust can never really be known but some studies have shown that this could be any number between 11 million and 17 million.
So what eventually happened to Hitler? Well, he committed suicide when he realized that he had lost after the Battle of Berlin. His new bride of less than 40 hours joined him in his death.