Why did the holocaust occur?

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    I don't believe there is any question that is so simple yet that requires such a complex answer.

    On another message board more relating to photography, a photographer had unveiled a new, quite excellent body of work that exhibited portraits of holocaust survivors. One critic had this to say about the subject matter:

    The discussion of politics is not allowed on that forum, so I thought I would turn the discussion over to here, where there are quite a few intelligent people on this forum.

    So, why do YOU think the holocaust happened? Give whatever realist or phillisophical belief you might have on why it occurred.

    Also, I know there are deniers out there who believe the holocaust never happened and we've got your story down - thank you. I also know there are one or two neo-nazis/skinheads/racists on this forum, again thank you, we know you hate Jews. This discussion is not for you and I would thank you if you kept out of it.
     
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    I don't give a shit and am tired of constantly hearing about.
     
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    It happened because Mans Inhumanity to Man has no boundaries.

    The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. -Voltaire
     
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    and continues to happen to every race, nationality, and creed.
     
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    Yes, thus the man's inhumanity to man. Evil has no bounds, never has, never will, as long as there are humans, or what passes for humans.
     
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    The holocaust is not the only example of genocide. It is something that has happened over and over again throughout human history.

    There must be something in the makeup of human beings that leads us to try to wipe out other human beings who are different in one way or another. It must be something in the psycology of the human species, not peculiar to any race or culture, as it has happened in different cultures and among different races.

    Maybe, if we can figure out what it is, we can prevent such a thing from happening in the future.

    Or, maybe not.

    Isn't there a genocide going on right now, in Africa?
     
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    Hitler and his henchmen found themselves in a position of Godlike power, Germany was in crisis and the Jews were an easy blame for all the woes of the German people.As horrible as it is, this hatred of the Jewry united the German people to such an effect that his pograms snowballed.
     
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    One word: scapegoat
     
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    Which holocaust? Our history is full of them.
     
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    This is an interesting topic. The holocaust happened because the causes and conditions for it to happen were present.

    One of the most interesting things to me is how the German people were socialized in their families to accept authority and to not investigate what their government was doing.
     

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