This terrible event was due to discrimination against Jewish people in Germany, and was led by Adolf Hitler and his followers, the Nazis, killing six million European Jews and millions of others during World War II. Hitler believed that all Jewish people needed to be “disposed of”. He was power-hungry and crazy, and he had too many followers to back him up.
Extermination Camps were used as way of killing huge amounts of Jewish people at once through the use of gas chambers. German physicians also used Jewish people for many medical experiments.
The Holocaust is an absolutely awful example of genocide and mass murder due to racism. Luckily, Hitler was stopped, but not before he did an extreme amount of damage to the world.